Plastics Material Handling
The handling of plastic parts requires special considerations in the design of robot material handling installations. The parts may have wide tolerances and irregular shapes to make gripping difficult. Excessive pressure from a gripper may permanently deform the plastic part, especially if it is handled while hot. These design challenges have been overcome for the handling of a wide variety of plastic parts by robots. This chapter describes several applications of robotic handling of plastic parts and presents several photographs showing actual installations.
KeywordsInjection Molding Excessive Pressure Plastic Part Design Challenge Epoxy Coating
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