With the tremendous growth in automation in the plastics processing industry, it only makes sense that automation exhibits would be a big hit at NPE 2015. Attendees at NPE will see some amazing aspects of automation, including the unveiling of a new Yushin ultra-high speed cell in booth W-763.
Yushin will have twice the number of injection molding machines it had in 2012, and will present the most running work cells showcasing operating robots in the company’s history. The focus in 2015 is on the products and how they can be adapted to the specific needs of attendees.
Yushin will combine two robot families and downstream automation to mold, close, label and case pack medical marijuana vials, which the company promises will create a “buzz” at the show. Atop a Toshiba EC250SX press, an RCII robot is fitted with two vertical main arms for part removal and transfer of these 40-dram vials to a closing station. After closing, a YC robot removes them from the closing station and presents them to a labeling station. Labeled vials are cased in reusable totes that circulate in a dual-level unstacking/restacking conveying system. The vials, without the contents, presumably, will be available to booth attendees.
Knowledge leveraged from Yushin’s HSA robot models was used to create a new version that targets sub-second take-out times at a very affordable price point, claims Yushin. The model demonstrated at NPE is the HST-150S, mounted on a Sumitomo SE 100EV press. The robot and design-optimized EOAT demolds 16 packaging frames in less than 0.5 seconds and has a sub-4.0-second overall cycle.
For all the grown-up “kids” at NPE, the little red toy robot is back in a new color. A Toyo Si200 press is molding the show’s favorite collectible. An RCII robot has been configured with a second main arm to permit hand-offs of parts for re-orientation and on-the-fly assembly. The downstream automation that completes the assembly has been revamped and will again amaze attendees, promises Yushin. Don’t delay--these popular toys will be in short supply again this year, so come early if you want one.
Part insertion and removal with a vertical press is running in a BOY 35E-VV fitted with a two-cavity mold to create Tee Handle screws. An SVR side-mounted robot is floor mounted beside the press and can remove over-molded parts and insert a pair of SHCS prior to over-molding.
Robot programming just got easier, claims Yushin, with a YC robot equipped with a two-axis servo wrist being utilized for live programming demonstrations. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers.