SCARA robots picked for insert molding

Systems integrator Dane Systems (Stevensville, Mich.) chose Adept Technology Inc.'s Cobra 600/800 SCARA robots on Feb. 8 as building blocks for Dane's new robotic insert mold loading system. The automated system will offer a flexible alternative to existing manual insert molding processes by automating multiple steps into one robotic process.

By Staff March 1, 1999

San Jose, Calif. Systems integrator Dane Systems (Stevensville, Mich.) chose Adept Technology Inc.’s Cobra 600/800 SCARA robots on Feb. 8 as building blocks for Dane’s new robotic insert mold loading system. The automated system will offer a flexible alternative to existing manual insert molding processes by automating multiple steps into one robotic process. This will shorten Dane’s customers’ production cycles, improve accuracy, eliminate repetitive motion injuries, and increase productivity.

With the 600/800 SCARA robots as its foundation, Dane’s new workcell uses parts feeders and interchangeable grippers, which can pick and place several components in the correct configuration in the mold bottom. The workcell also incorporate an integrated vision system and a quick-change, end-of-arm tooling feature for fast loading, flexible, accurate, and robust automation for insert molders. Automated inspection, measurement, and verification features allow the robots to view each component for improved quality. The system’s software is programmed to automatically calibrate the vision component.

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