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This IML robot was custom-designed by CBW to handle nearly any type of IML part that would be molded with a single-cavity mold in a 350-ton machine.

October 20, 2008

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StackTeck sets up IML cell for pilot runs

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This IML robot was custom-designed by CBW to handle nearly any type of IML part that would be molded with a single-cavity mold in a 350-ton machine.

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The pilot cell includes a Netstal SynErgy 3500 machine, shown here beside the robotic label loading area.
 



Addressing the high cost of prototyping new inmold-labeled (IML) products, StackTeck (Brampton, ON; www.stackteck.com) announced that it has created a dedicated molding system for IML prototyping and pilot runs. The cell contains a 350-ton Netstal SynErgy 3500 molding machine, a CBW IML robot that handles wraparound labels up to 28 inches long, and a multipurpose mold base that limits customers’ purchases to molding surface components and robotic end-of-arm tooling. It’s designed to run a single-cavity mold and includes automated handling of precut labels as well as automated demolding and stacking.

“IML technology offers tremendous added value for injection molded parts, by enabling high-quality decoration with a broader range of part design features, such as nonround shapes, tamper evidence, and the use of pigmented resins,” says StackTeck’s president, Randy Yakimishyn. “For two recent projects, our customers have reported sales volume increases of 12% and 23%, following the introduction of a new IML package.”—[email protected]

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