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IML robot offers flexibility for various parts designs
With its new subsidiary, Waldorf Technik is bringing its automation systems, such as this one for medical parts molding, to the U.S. molding market.
December 11, 2008
1 Min Read
One downside noted by processors of in-mold labeled packaging is that the automation used is suitable for a single package shape/design. Change the shape, and new automation is required. But automation specialist Waldorf Technik (Engen, Germany; www.waldorf-technik.de) claims its new highflex system enables IML with practically all label geometries. When switching labels or packages, only the final format components (gripper elements and such) must be altered, along with the corresponding process parameters of the individual movements. Waldorf says it can deliver these automation systems to molders in 12-15 weeks versus what it claims are 26-34 week delivery times at present for conventional product-dependant robot systems.
Also, Waldorf announced in mid-October that it has opened a subsidiary in the U.S. to handle sales/service there. The new subsidiary is based in St. Charles, IL.—[email protected]
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