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Keywords: Internet, Robotics, Plastics
InSol specialises in the design, manufacture, sales and installation of automation systems for the plastics industry. Utilising the Ichikoh brand robot, their systems are primarily used by manufacturers of plastic injection moulding machines for the retrieval, stacking, or palletising of the moulded parts.
http://www.sterlco.comSterling Engineering Company
Established in 1916, the Sterling Engineering Company is a technical service provider for industrial processing. They provide a wide range of valves, traps, and condensate pumps for steam and hot water systems, temperature control systems, linear robots for USA plastic molders, and equipment for material processing.
http://www.espinjection.comEngineered Specialty Plastics
Engineered Specialty Plastics (ESP) acts as a contract manufacturer and supplier of precision injection molded products. They have presses ranging from 45 to 2,200 tons and experience in the bonding, printing, painting, and light assembly of electronic components and plastic products.
This is a well presented site which is easy to navigate.
This Web site is a directory for assembly machinery manufacturers. It provides an overview and contact details for manufacturers of factory automation equipment, automated systems, assembly systems, assembly machines, assembly equipment, automated assembly equipment, robotic systems integrators, assembly conveyors, special machinery, and assembly equipment integrators. It is a useful resource that is worth visiting.
Established in 1996, SSI Robotics develops and manufactures factory automation systems for use in automated assembly, laboratory automation, high throughput screening, instrumentation, and automated test and inspection. They have experience in robot integration, machine vision, automated assembly, auto parts feeding and conveyors, plastic injection molding, automation, automated test handling, automatic inspection, mechanical and electrical engineering, and custom software development.
This is another well presented site that is easy to navigate.
This site contains some of the latest news on personal and industrial robotics. It contains articles, projects, and reviews, and is worth visiting although it is currently being redeveloped.
Wittmann UK is a leading supplier of factory automation solutions and materials handling systems in the United Kingdom. For over 15 years they have been supplying automation and materials handling systems, with their automation cells being designed, built and serviced to the customer's exact needs and include the elements of robotics, CNC control, product assembly, product testing, vision, sensing and laser systems. They are also a systems integrator for Toshiba and Kawasaki five and six axis range of robots.
This site is easy to navigate and is well worth visiting.
http://www.conaireurope.co.ukConair Europe Ltd
Conair Europe Ltd is a world leader in providing ancillary equipment for the plastics industry. They supply total solution package from design through manufacture, to installation of central chilling systems, scrap reclaim systems, bulk material feed systems, and complex robotic systems. Conair also offers full on-site training with guaranteed spares and after-sales support.
Founded in 1892 in Horgen, Switzerland, the Stäubli Group is internationally renown for manufacturing precise and reliable high-speed textile production machinery, and connectors. Since 1982, Stäubli has developed a complete range of industrial and cleanroom robots based on the same stringent requirements as those used to establish the group's reputation. Their range of RX robots have a high degree of dexterity, repeatability and precision, and are suitable for a variety of industrial applications. These include: high speed de-molding, insert loading, two shot part transfer, in-mold labeling and decoration, glue laying, sprue processing, assembly, inspection, painting and packaging.
Overall, this is an excellent site that is informative and easy to navigate.
http://www.immnet.comInjection Molding Magazine
This site is the home of the on-line version of Injection Molding Magazine (IMM). It contains a huge amount of information from past and current issues and includes a paper on automation parts handling and a summary of the National Plastics Exposition 2003, held in Chicago.