Roboshot

The Next Generation of Artificial Intelligence in Injection Molding Machines

Description

Roboshot All Electric Injection Molding

Roboshot is the next generation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in injection molding machines, with higher precision and reliable molding capabilities than ever before. Engineered for greater rigidity, Roboshot’s proven performance makes it the perfect solution for cleanrooms and other molding environments that demand precise process control, high speed injection and consistent repeatability.

Roboshot’s AI, mold and eject protection, and injection molding preventative maintenance features keep plastics processors running smoothly. Roboshot can alert the operator before problems occur, providing more effective maintenance, fewer repairs and less down-time for both the machine and the mold itself, and its user-friendly functionality means you can take advantage of these features with minimal training.

High Response (HR) Control enables you to select from eight different modes for the pressure transfer from injection to pack for optimum molding of the part. For thick wall parts, HR Control excels in the prevention of sink marks. For thin wall parts, it prevents warping and improves the uniformity of wall thickness.

With no oil supply, filtration or disposal, Roboshot is the energy-saving “green” machine that will help reduce operational costs. It is engineered to reduce energy consumption by 50 to 80% with repeatable and precise cycles that are 5 to 50% faster compared with hydraulic machines.

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Specification

Models

US Standard

ROBOSHOT
Model/Tonnage
Injection
Size Range (oz)
Clamp
Stroke (in)
Max.
Daylight (in)
Min. Mold
Thickness (in)
Platen
Size (in)
α-S17iA 0.29 – 0.63 6.3 16.54 5.12 13.98 x 13.39
α-S33iA 0.29 – 0.95 9.06 22.1 5.9 17.3 x 16.5
α-S55iA 0.78 – 2.54 9.84 23.62 * 5.9 19.6 x 18.5
α-S110iA/α-S110iA-g 0.95 – 6.02 13.78 31.50 * 5.9 26.0 x 24.0
α-S165iA-m 0.95 – 6.02 17.32 37.01 * 7.8 31.5 x 29.5
α-S165iA/α-S165iA-g 4.01 – 14.69 17.32 37.01 * 7.8 31.5 x 29.5
α-S275iA 4.01 – 21.28 23.62 49.21 * 11.8 * 40.6 x 37.8
α-S330iA 6.27 – 35.20 23.62 49.21 * 11.8 44.5 x 40.6

* = Opt for increase available

Metric

ROBOSHOT
Model/Tonnage
Injection
Size Range (g)
Clamp
Stroke (mm)
Max.
Daylight (mm)
Min. Mold
Thickness (mm)
Platen
Size (mm)
α-S17iA 8.0 – 18.0 160 420 130 355 x 340
α-S33iA 8.0 – 27.0 230 560 150 440 x 420
α-S55iA 22.0 –  72.0 250 600 150 500 x 470
α-S110iA/α-S110iA-g 27.0 – 171.0 350 800 150 660 x 610
α-S165iA-m 27.0 – 171.0 440 940 200 800 x 750
α-S165iA/α-S165iA-g 114.0 – 416.0 440 940 200 800 x 750
α-S275iA 114.0 – 603.0 600 1,250 300 1,030 x 960
α-S330iA 178.0 – 997.90 600 1,250 300 1,130 x 1,030

Specs

Clamp

Rigid 2-Piece Wide Platen ClampRoboshot Clamp

Roboshot’s moving platen now incorporates a new 2-piece structure designed to reduce platen deflection. The 2-piece design suppresses even the slightest deformation of the platen by concentrating the clamping force of the toggle mechanism into the center of the platen. Uniform clamping force applied to the center of the mold assures quality part production. Increased tonnage and maximum mold height are available as options.

The horizontal distance between the tie bars has been extended to accommodate wider, multi-cavity molds as well as larger, more complex molds. The wider platens also make mold setup easier.

Injection

High Performance, Rigid, Low Friction Injection Unit

The Alpha Series injection units have been engineered for greater rigidity. A new high precision, high resolution digital load cell ensures quality molding through precision pressure control without influence by outside noise. The highly rigid and low friction injection unit combined with the precise, high resolution digital load cell results in fast injection response and precise pressure control required in precision molding.

Controls

Precise 31-iB Control

robotshot screen

 

Roboshot all-electric plastic injection molding machine ROBOSHOT’s 31-iB Control incorporates high-speed parallel processors with 64-bit technology. With a sampling time of 1/16,000 second in combination with the latest servo technology, ROBOSHOT offers the highest level of precision position, speed and pressure control necessary for precise, repeatable molding.

The 31-iB Control is equipped with:

  • Windows CE™ display operating system
  • Storage for 300 mold files
  • Ethernet connection for LINKi and printing to memory card
  • PCMCIA memory card slot for printing to memory card and screenshot capture

Options

LINKi Networking and Resin Evaluation Options

The LINKi Option includes a quality radar for 40 items or more, molding parameter change log, run hour analysis, process monitor, and alarm log.

By using the Roboshot as a measuring instrument and the LINKi Option as a data collection and analysis unit, it is possible to measure the viscosity of the resin with the Resin Characteristic Evaluation Option. Measurement is automatically conducted merely by setting the measurement conditions in the Roboshot Control.

It is possible to accurately analyze molding problems attributable to resin, such as variations between resin lots and the difference in viscosity between recycled and virgin materials. The results can be used as indexes for problem solving. Analysis results can be stored in the resin database of the LINKi.

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