Systematic Automation Inc. of Farmington, Conn., has developed a fully automated screen printing machine for use with injection molding robots.
The machine dial is made to match the number of mold cavities. The parts-removal robot first takes the printed and ultraviolet-cured parts off the machine dial. The dial then rotates 45 degrees, and the parts are loaded onto the spindles of the printing machine.
No operator need be present, since ink dispensing and part locating detection are automatic.