Everyday life would be hard to imagine without the most used materials of the 21st century: plastics. If we look carefully around us, it is difficult to find an object that has no connection, in one way or another, with the plastics industry, whether it be toothbrushes, photo lenses, contact lenses, medical equipment or even cars. These elements represent the products of an industry that has been developing for over 100 years.
The production of plastics, especially the injection molding process, is constantly developing over the last 100 years, bringing the golden age for plastic injection companies in Europe. Most production units operate hydraulic injection molding machines, but this status-quo (situation) begins to change with the introduction of fully electric injection molding machines, such as FANUC Roboshot. The Japanese automation solutions provider has been upgrading these machines for 30 years, operating them with the most reliable actuation systems and CNC controls. They have undergone continuous development over the last 60 years, eliminating the specific disadvantages of hydraulic machines.
Mold-making electric injection molding machines are starting to introduce new opportunities in the plastics industry, not only because of their repeatability and accuracy, but also their special functions.
These “technological improvements” concern the two key factors of profitability: the quality of the product and the duration of the production cycle. The high and constant quality of the products is obvious, all plastic manufacturers must deliver high quality materials to their buyers in order to ensure long-term orders. On the other hand, reducing the duration of the production cycle, even with a few milliseconds, and improving productivity will directly lead to increased profitability and return on investment.