In response to the trend of smart manufacturing, the Automation Technology Zone will be continued in a larger scale in CHINAPLAS 2016 after its introduction in Guangzhou's edition last year, with the introduction of Factory Automation System and Components Zone in addition to Robot Parade and Smart Production Line.
Robot Parade and Smart Production Line
A demonstration of IRB4600, an injection parts removal robot by ABB Engineering (Shanghai) Ltd., will be found at CHINAPLAS 2016.
This model is highly adaptable to different applications in diverse environments, such as material handling, welding, cutting, frame capability, inverted mounting, loading and unloading materials on injection moulding machine and numerically-controlled machine tools, etc., with quality assured by its accurate path and motion control.
Meanwhile, Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery (Nignbo) Co., Ltd. will launch for the first time in Asia their Systec Servo 210, a complex production unit for insert moulding, insert technology and in-mould decorating UD tapes, with their partners the German automation specialist M.A.i GmbH & Co. KG of Kronach, the decorative foil specialist Leonhard Kurz Stiftung & Co. KG of Furth and plastics processor HBW-Gubesch GmbH of Emskirchen.
This all-in-one insert-inject-weld-detect integrated automation system combines the complex structure and the decorative functions of technology products, which are lighter, more functional, stronger and more attractive. Energy consumption and material consumption are also reduced.
Their demonstration will include décor pick-up station, UD-tape pick-up with hot handling, metal insert at ejector side, décor insertion, UD-tape insertion and mounting station. Specifically, a small pair of gram-weight pliers will be seen manufactured to possess better strengths after the treatment with UD-tape, and the final product will be lighter than similar products by 35%. The system can be applied in the automotive industry for producing semi-structured optical products.
Factory Automation System and Components
The Taiwan-funded Advantech LNC Dong Guan Co., Ltd. will be introducing their R8800, a six-joint robot controller which possesses the following characteristics: stable and precise movements controlled by its CNC core; complete empty coordinate conversion, making possible the multi-station reproduction of procedures and cross-machine migration; diverse path generation methods, which significantly reduce programming time; open style man-machine function, aligning the screen with the needs of field operations.
The Zone will also find Deltacimic Electronics Co., Ltd., a leading provider of integrated solutions for industrial automation, of which the products include control products PLC programmable logic controllers, HMI human-machine interfaces, text displays, industrial communication modules, etc.; driver products inverters, brushless DC motors, power feedback units; movement products AC servo systems, motion control axes cards, etc.