Gate & Flash Removal
About Robotic Gate & Flash Removal
Plastic injection molding is a widely used process for producing plastic parts with complex shapes and high quality. However, one of the challenges of this process is the removal of excess material, such as gates and flashes, from the molded parts. Gates are the channels through which the molten plastic flows into the mold cavity, and flashes are thin layers of plastic that form along the edges of the mold due to leakage or high pressure. These unwanted materials need to be removed manually or mechanically after the molding process, which can be time-consuming, labor-intensive, and prone to errors.
MWES has developed systems that use automated degating and flash removal. These systems use sensors, cameras, robots, and cutting tools to detect and remove gates and flashes from the molded parts without human intervention. The benefits of using these systems are:
- Improved productivity: The automated degating and flash removal systems can operate faster and more consistently than manual or mechanical methods, reducing cycle time and increasing output.
- Reduced labor costs: The automated degating and flash removal systems can reduce the need for skilled workers to perform the post-molding operations, saving labor costs and improving worker safety.
- Enhanced quality: The automated degating and flash removal systems can eliminate human errors and variations in the post-molding operations, ensuring uniformity and accuracy of the molded parts.
The automated degating and flash removal systems are suitable for various types of plastic injection molding applications, such as automotive, medical, consumer electronics, and packaging. They can handle different sizes and shapes of molded parts, as well as different types of plastic materials. They can also be integrated with other automation solutions, such as robotic vision inspection, sorting, and packaging.
If you are interested in learning more about automated degating and flash removal systems, please contact us today. We can provide you with a customized solution that meets your specific needs and requirements.
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