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March 1, 2005

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Part trimming option for robots

Automatic degating and trimming systems help injection molders get more out of a robot. A robot-mounted pneumatic degator with a heater option attaches directly to the robot beam, allowing the robot to present molded parts to the cutters at an elevated position, then descend to the part-release area for part or runner separation. Heated blades provide excellent cut consistency, with reduced wear, on gates up to 2 inches wide. The blades cut a wide range of materials including polycarbonate, polypropylene, and TPO.

When used with the company?s Servo-Robot fully teachable control, the individual cut positions can be fine-tuned on the fly to adjust cut quality without extensive mechanical adjustments, while continuing to run in auto cycle. Degators can include almost any amount of cutters, depending on the application. The system provides a cost-effective approach to reducing labor and injuries to personnel, compared to manual trimming of gates at the press. Prices begin under $10,000.

Ranger Automation Systems
Shrewsbury, MA
(508) 842-6500

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