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 mold platen for transfer. The moving mold platen and gripper each fit a mold cassette with one, two or four cavities. The mold 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 mold and simultaneously removes the sprue and molded 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.