IMM robotics company makes North American debut at PLASTEC West

There’s a new player in plastics processing automation in the United States, and it’s a German import. Hahn Plastics Automation Inc., based in Avon, CT, is the newly established U.S. division of Hahn Group (Rheinbollen, Germany), representing injection molding machine (IMM) automation specialists Waldorf Technik and Geku of Germany and Wemo of Sweden. The company is throwing its North American coming out party at PLASTEC West in Anaheim, CA, from Feb. 5 to 7, 2019.

In booth 2511 at PLASTEC West at the Anaheim Convention Center, Hahn Plastics Automation will introduce the new Wemo 3-5 linear sprue picker and parts removal robot. Manufactured in Sweden, this new robot offers best-in-class performance at a cost of less than $12,000, according to the company's press release.

Wemo sprue picker
The new Wemo 3-5 linear sprue picker and parts removal robot will be featured by Hahn Plastics Automation in booth 2511 at PLASTEC West.

The new pre-programmed Wemo 3-5 features 1,500 mm travel in the z axis, 300 mm in the x axis and 1,000 mm in the y axis. A vacuum and gripper circuit, as well as a safety package, are included in the base price.

Wemo robots have been distributed and supported in the United States for several years by Robot Automation Systems of Waunakee, WI, and that relationship will continue, said Hahn Plastics Automation.

Hahn Plastics Automation is led by Markus Klaus, who has more than 20 years of experience in the plastics industry. Most recently, he was the injection molding division manager for Wittmann Battenfeld Inc.

“Our new company will be a manufacturing plant for GeKu and Waldorf Technik products in the USA,” said Klaus, adding that it will import, stock, integrate and distribute products from Wemo.

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