Automate and improve plastic and polymer production

Automate plastic and polymer production with collaborative robots

Cobots add value and increase safety in plastic and polymer production

Collaborative robots can be used across all areas of plastic and polymer production, including injection molding, degating, PCB loading and unloading, and pick and place projects. Robots reduce employee exposure to noxious gases given off during the production of plastics and polymers and protect employees on the production line from plastic shavings and handling of sharp objects. Collaborative robot arms reduce repetitive work for employees while extending production capabilities.

Cobots are ideal for flexible plastics manufacturing processes

Flexibility is key in automating plastic and polymer manufacturing since different materials require specific processing setups and temperature ranges. Collaborative robot arms are lightweight, space-saving, and easy to re-deploy to multiple applications without changing your production layout. It is fast and easy to move the robot to a new process, giving you the agility to automate almost any task, including those with small batches or fast change-overs in plastic and polymer production. And you can increase or decrease production without having to adjust staffing levels.

Protect and redeploy workers to higher-value tasks

Dangerous, repetitive tasks in plastics and polymer manufacturing are no longer a challenge. Robot arms from Universal Robots can take over dirty, dangerous, and dull jobs to reduce repetitive strain and accidental injuries, while freeing up human operators for higher-value tasks.

Advantages of cobots in the plastics and polymer industry

  • Eliminate machine and worker idle time during injection molding processes
  • Increase output with consistent, ongoing processing
  • Easily reprogram and redeploy robot arm to other operations as needed
  • Improve quality and reduce waste