Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. introduced its Tracer line of top-entry robots.
A longer stroke allows the same robot to be used on larger machines. Each robot can be configured for three payloads.
The robot shares the same operator interface with the injection molding machine, so programming is fast and easy, Husky said. The robot follows the clamp to contact the part during mold opening, cutting cycle times for large, deep-draw parts. For a smooth part transfer from mold to robot, the machine pushes the robot back during ejection.
Bolton, Ontario-based Husky also said it has developed an integrated dual carriage, for use with its multimold carrier systems, which can run two independent molds on one injection press. The design enables the robot to pick up parts using traditional end-of-arm tooling. Each carriage is independently controlled.
The dual carriages ride on a common beam mounted parallel to the machine, and the robot places parts at the clamp end of the machine.
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