Stäubli is showcasing its new injection molding workflow at NPE2018: The Plastics Show in Orlando, Fla. The company is demonstrating all of the essential process steps to achieve a fully automated injection molding machine.
Stäubli’s workflow features networked industry 4.0-compatible components that allows single processes to coordinate and be optimized to make an automation solution that improves workflow.
“The demonstration cell perfectly showcases Stäubli’s SMED – Single-Minute Exchange of Die,” said Phil Briggs, fluid connectors division manager at Stäubli North America. “These superior QMC solutions allow the exchange of injection molds to be performed to the highest safety standards within minutes. Stäubli is leveraging all of its core competencies to present a revolutionary workflow that will improve efficiency and quality.”
Stäubli’s QMC systems also works quickly and safely within minutes using the company’s mechatronics experience in robotics, sensors, magnetic clamping, rapid connection devices, tool changers, trolleys and electrical connections.
“To ensure maximum process reliability, all components of the process coordinate and relay their status at every step,” said Briggs. “Stäubli integrates sensors that detect the condition of the mold, the molding force of the magnetic clamping system and a variety of other factors and feed that data into the process. Any faults, like a failure to reach the correct operating temperature, will be recognized early so the fault can be corrected, thereby maximizing efficiency and safety.”
The company will be presenting at booth #W4003 in Orlando, Fla. May 7-11.