Robot Use in The Plastics Industry

  • Richard K. Miller
Part of the VNR Competitive Manufacturing Series book series (VNRCMS)


Among robot applications in all industries, the use of robots for unloading plastic injection molding machines is one of the most common and most cost effective. There are also a wide variety of other applications for robots in the plastics industry:
  • Material handling: moving large and small plastic parts, which may be hot or fragile, without fatigue

  • Machining: trimming, deflashing, drilling, degating

  • Material deposition: spraying paint, resins, adhesives, glues and stain


Material Handling Industrial Robot Molding Machine Material Deposition Plastics Industry 
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