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Robotic Solutions Bring Greater Productivity to the Global Plastic Market

Robotic Solutions Bring Greater Productivity to the Global Plastic Market

Posted: 10/26/2021 2:17:38 PM by Sarah Mellish
Topics: Handling, Packaging, Plastics

The need to package products in diverse containers remains strong throughout the industrial landscape. To deliver the packaging customization required, manufacturers continue to use cost-effective plastic materials. From transparency to biocompatibility, multiple customer specifications are easily achieved using this versatile option.

Whether a container is made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE), low-density polyethylene (LDPE), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), or something else, a critical component for maintaining production at a growing number of bottle and container manufacturing facilities is the use of highly efficient robotic automation.

From bottle pick and place, to case or tray pack palletizing/depalletizing, high-performance robots maximize efficiency, increase flexibility, and save on time and labor. Equipped with the proper end-of-arm tooling (EOAT), robots are well-suited for handling difficult bottle geometries, as well as accommodating unique container orientations.

Injection Molding Solutions
When it comes to injection molding, the use of robots can be highly advantageous. Innovative solutions, like Yaskawa’s SPI-67 interface helps to streamline the process for robotically removing molded parts from an injection molding machine (IMM). Adhering to the Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc. (SPI) electrical interface standards, SPI-67 works in conjunction with YRC1000-controlled Yaskawa GP-series and HC-series robots.

Join Yaskawa at MAPP
To learn the latest industry trends and see cutting-edge solutions that can strengthen your effectiveness and profitability in the global plastic market, be sure to attend the Manufacturers Association for Plastics Processors (MAPP) Benchmarking & Best Practices Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana (November 3-5). Key takeaways from the event will include operational best practices, leadership strategies, superior networking and financial benchmarks.

Plus, be sure to speak to one of our industry experts in booth #3, where the extremely lightweight, six-axis MotoMini robot will be on display. Twenty percent faster than comparable small robots, this extremely agile model can be mounted close to workpieces and other machinery, optimizing production throughput.

Sarah Mellish is a Marketing Content Specialist

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