Insert Molding and In-Mold Labeling are two of the most difficult tasks for either an operator or an EOAT to perform.
Insert Molding is the process of placing small parts into a mold that then become part of the finished product. The robot must be able to assure proper placement and alignment of the inserts. Our experience designing EOAT for insert placement have made the process second nature to us, regardless of complexity or size.
IML is the process of placing labels into the mold so that they become part of the finished product. We have developed and patented a process for IML that does not require mechanical gripping of the label by the tool or in the mold, leaving a much cleaner surface on the finished part.