CG.Tec has recently introduced a laser source on an injection-molding line.
The project dates back to the late 2000’s, when CG.Tec identified substantial cost savings for the customer.
Francis Pichot, automation manager, explains the concept:
“Once injected the parts are unloaded through a gripping hand. As their orientation is known, introducing an additional operation does not require extra effort. The cycle time remains unchanged: the part is marked while another one is being injected.
If considered as individual steps, parts undergoing further operations need to be orientated through vibratory bowls, which always represent significant investments and is time demanding. Integrating extra processes on a production line is therefore not only cost effective but also reduces the lead time.
This concept attracts more and more customers, who identify CG.Tec not only for the know-how in tool-making and injection-molding, but also in process integration.