CHICAGO (July 14, 2:15 p.m. EDT) — Boy Machines Inc. highlighted automated vertical injection presses at NPE, with a larger, 38-ton press tied to a Yushin takeout robot.
Boy already was making a smaller, 24-ton vertical press. The presses, both of which have vertical clamp and vertical injection, were running in Chicago.
“It's the bigger Boy,” said George Dallas, national sales manager, describing the 38-tonner.
Dallas said the Chicago show marked the first time Boy showed full automation on vertical presses at an NPE.
The 24-ton model has two tie bars. At Boy's booth, the press molded an Allen wrench. An articulating-arm Kawasaki robot loaded the metal insert and removed the finished wrench.
Dallas said the four-tie-bar arrangement on the 38-ton vertical provides easier access to robots than two tie bars. A Yushin sprue picker removed a rubber gasket at the booth.
Boy soon will announce software that allows sprue-picker robots to run through the machine controller, Dallas said.
Exton, Pa.-based Boy also ran an A-Series press with the new electric screw drive. The electric screw is offered as an option. Advantages include lower energy consumption, quieter operation and a better melt, the company said.