Shot at SD Mouldings Ltd in Manningtree, Essex, this little video demonstrates the amazing versatility of Apex radial action robots and shows what can be achieved with what the industry commonly describes as ‘a sprue picker’ robot. With our bespoke designed EoAT and some careful programming, the robot achieves more than you might have thought possible by a ‘sprue picker’. (n.b. safety guarding was removed so that the video could be made)
The application required our designing and manufacturing specialised headwork to de-gate product from sprues at the face of the tool and which also removed the sprues for closed looping via a granulator.
Pete Daniels, SD Mouldings’ MD said “I am over the moon with the result of the Design, Installation, Service delivered by Trace PT Ltd/Apex Robot Systems UK. Years of my Operators’ time consuming manual separation has been resolved with this system and I will be rolling it out over other machines and similar tools”
Bespoke EoAT design is one of the key areas in which we at Trace PT can help customers to achieve operational benefits and savings. If you have a manual operation you’d like consider automating, please give us a call. The solution may be more achievable and more cost-effective than you think.