Upstream automation steps might be:
- Cutting, for example foil for microtiter plates or filter materials
- Separating, for example needles for disposable syringes
- Feeding finished parts for further processing
- Pre-assembling and inspection of parts that are inserted into the mold
Insertion and take out into or from injection molds
The degree of precision used to insert parts into the injection mold defines the quality of the product. With its decades of experience, HEKUMA can implement these automation steps perfectly.
In the past, needles for plastic disposable syringes were glued in.
HEKUMA developed a special gripper to pick up the thin needles and insert them into the mold. The needles were molded and becoming part of the entire syringe body.
Usually, the take out from the injection mold is the beginning of automation. Here, HEKUMA distinguishes itself especially by the degree of precision and speed its solutions can offer. Generally speaking, all HEKUMA grippers are designed to gently handle the parts. Yet, when it comes to more complex and highly sensitive products, the precision of the grippers is extremely important. This precision not only prevents mold damage, but in effect it reduces reject quantity as well. HEKUMA combines this precision with speed - so even producing the most complex of products will yield good profits.
The rugged gripper design can be adapted to any product and has the ability to withstand accelerations of up to 16 G with no trouble at all.
Further processing steps after take out are accurately synchronized, no matter whether in a standard module or in a customized machine.
Downstream automation steps might be:
- Stacking and unstacking
- and much more...