Industrial Molds (Rockford, IL) reports that it is replacing its current automated EDM machining cell with two Sodick AG60 EDM machines and an Erowa ERS robot system that will feed both machines.
Industrial Molds currently has three fully automated machining cells: one in EDM, one in carbon cutting and one in high-speed machining.
Automation shortens lead times and minimizes the potential for human error, said the company. "In order to fully leverage our investments in automation, we've focused a lot of time and energy in designing and implementing robust systems and procedures," explained Andrew Peterson, Production Supervisor. "We operate a paperless system so everyone on the production floor is working off the same data rather than [having] moldmakers doing it their own way."