The decision was made to use a turnkey solution based around an electric ALLROUNDER 470 A. A Kuka Agilus articulated arm robot picks up the individually conveyed bushings and places them at predefined positions on a moving mould platen for transfer. The moving mould platen and gripper each fit a mould cassette with one, two or four cavities. The mould platens that are not currently in use are stored on two gripper trolleys that can be moved to the system for an easier changeover.
A MULTILIFT V linear robotic system picks up the bushings, inserts them into the mould and simultaneously removes the sprue and moulded parts. The sprue is discharged into a sprue grinder, where it is regranulated and returned to the process. The bushings are inductively tested, subjected to a quality check and then thrown into transport containers separated by cavity.