Press Release Summary:
Providing downstream automation for injection molders, Lift Degater is custom-designed using lift tables, rotary tables, and stationary cutting presses. Robot transports part to machine and sets it into part-conforming nests located at top of degater. Part is trimmed by several cutting tools that match to nests, and waste trim is dropped directly into container. Finished molded part is lowered on lift table to be removed by packer, who is protected from lift by safety light curtain.
Original Press Release:
>SAS< Automation Introduces Lift Degater
Xenia, OH (February 2007) - >SAS< Automation announces a new Lift Degater as part of their continuing efforts to provide injection molders with additional downstream automation.
This new Lift Degater was designed for large plastics parts. A robot transports the part to the SAS Lift Degater and sets the part into the "part conforming nests", located at the top of the degater. The part is then trimmed by several precisely positioning cutting tools that match to the nests. Precision and speed are coupled with several simultaneous cutting actions.
The waste trim is dropped directly into a container and the finished molded part is lowered on the lift table to be removed by a packer. The packer is protected from the lift by a safety light curtain.
SAS produces custom degaters using lift tables, rotary tables and stationary cutting presses depending on the specific application. Most systems, similar to the lift table described above, are operated pneumatically.
Secondary automation equipment is important to any robotic cell. As a specialist in robotic end-of-arm tooling, SAS has the automation expertise to take the part from the mold, and continue its movement until its final destination. SAS is experienced in both automatic insert-molding applications, runner separation and automatic post-mold degating equipment for a wide variety of part shapes and weights.
About >SAS< Automation
>SAS< is a leading supplier of modular EOAT components & robotic gripper systems - capable of servicing any part and any robot. >SAS< manufactures in the USA "get a grip!", and distributes "nip it!" Nile sprue nipper line, and "GRIP IT!" Asian chucking/gripper line. >SAS< is ISO 9001:2000 Quality Certified. Specialists in robotic end-of-arm tooling & gripper systems, sprue nippers, CNC degating & Insert Mold Tooling for manufacturing, packaging & plastics industries. Sales, service and support to: USA, Canada, Mexico, Europe.