Robotics & Automation
We believe that the trend in the injection molding industry must be to use advanced robots and automation equipment to reduce the cost of injection molded parts, improve quality and optimize performance. We match injection molds with appropriate automation, end-of-arm tooling, and process validation to ensure high-quality parts with repeatable quality performance.
Our automation solutions support a wide range of injection molding automation products and can be customized to your requirements to make the production process faster, more efficient and save time. Attractive Plastics is committed to increasing the speed of molding operations and ensure consistent product quality depond on advantage of automation.
In today's industrial environment, automation is a trend and a necessity.
Speed and efficiency is always our ultimate goal, and every product seeks maximum productivity.
Our engineers design and maintain automated equipment to achieve a balance between productivity and longevity.
Our Automation Production Capabilities
We are able to seamlessly integrate injection molding into automation so that customers get the maximum benefit from high volume manufacturing. From simple pick-up stacking to complex insert molding loading, our injection molding units and secondary finishing processes use robotic handling systems to ensure we maintain best-in-class production efficiency. The automation of processes by 3- to 6-axis robots makes it possible to optimise the cost/quality/ delivery time ratio, and also offers innovative solutions for the injection of technical parts.
  • Custom end-of-arm toolings (EOAT)
  • Insert loading automation for   insert molding
  • Part picking and placing automation
  • Simple robotics to complete automation cells
  • In-mold decorating & labeling  loading automation
  • Overmolding substrate loading automation
  • Vision inspection systems automation
  • Automated sorting, stacking etc.
Injection Molding Automation: How Attractive Plastics Does It
Automated work cells, robotics, and rapidly-evolving end-of-arm tooling (EOAT) options are now critical elements of part and mold design, injection molding, and operations both upstream and downstream of the molding process.
  • End-of-arm tooling (EOAT)
  • Collaborative robots
  • Automated work cells
End-of-arm tooling (EOAT)
In injection molding, end-of-arm tooling are commonly used to pick and place runners and products of various shapes and sizes. Because of the interchangeability and low cost of end-of-arm tooling, this greatly increases the efficiency of production and makes it one of the most widely used automation accessories.
Collaborative robots
Collaborative robots are designed to perform repetitive, menial and dangerous tasks in cooperation with humans. They are frequently used in injection molding processes to make workplaces safer and more efficient, including assembly, packaging automation, material handling, machine maintenance and product quality control.
Automated work cells
The automated work cell is an independent work module composed of one or more robots, turntable, controller, vision system and other required equipment. It integrates various tasks or processes into one work area to increase efficiency, achieve high-quality products and repeatability.
In injection molding, pick and place inserts are the most classic, vibrating discs transport inserts to fixed positions, or robots pick up to fixed positions. The robot picks up the insert and places into the mold cavity, scans to confirm placement, and picks up the ejected plastic part. Trim the runner as needed, and use the automatic vision system to scan and check the quality, and then pack, transport, stack, etc.
Advantages of Automation Injection Molding
Automation and robotics are often used as effective solutions to complex problems in injection molding, and well-designed automation solutions can provide customers with cost-effective and reliable solutions. Robotic automation offers numerous advantages for injection molding.
Improved Quality & Reliability
Our automation solutions provide consistent precision and accuracy, ensuring that the product exceeds the inseption standard every time.
Reduced Labor and Part Costs
Automation equipment only needs one input, no human operation, with the increase in the number of production, the cost of sharing in each product will be far lower than manual operation.
Increased Machine Utilization
Generally, the operation speed of automation equipment is higher than that of manual operation, which greatly reduces the production cycle, and downtime, and improves the production efficiency and utilization rate of the machine.
Consistent Part Quality
Because the robot runs according to the program setting, once set, it will be error-free cycle operation, which can fully ensure the consistency of product quality.
Reduce Waste
Automation provides repeatability and consistency throughout the injection molding process. With its help, we were able to drastically reduce the reject rate of parts, resulting in faster turnaround and delivery times.
Better Floor Space Utilization
Today's automation equipment is small and fine, saving space and greatly improving the utilization rate of space.
Reviews from Our Customers
A customer’s words have a more substantial persuasion than a company’s claims. We have served hundreds of satisfied customers and here are some reviews they give us.
We have been cooperating with them for more than 3 years. They are our best custom injection molding partner. Their prices are affordable and their quality is excellent. In particular, they often provide constructive suggestions and feasible solutions to our design.
David Moon
Vice President
They quoted quickly and professionally while the quality was consistent with the quote and the delivery time was very fast without any delays. I'm really shocked at how professional they are in the injection molding industry, which other injection molding manufacturers don't have.
Carl Harris
Pruchasing Manager
The quality plastic products and excellent service you provide are exactly what we expect. You have done very well, especially for our special tigh tolerance requirements. We will increase our cooperation with you in the future.
Anne Zaremba
Last year they helped us develop a complete set of non-complex plastic parts. From design assistance to material recommendation to mass production, every detail is rigorous and professional. There are no problems with the appearance, size and assembly of mass-produced products.
Ben Holder
We have been working with them for 13 years and they have never let us down. Their knowledgeable and experienced team produces parts of consistent quality that always meet our needs. Attractive Plastics is a cutting-edge company always willing to take on a challenge.
Tony Jones
Project Manager
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Automation Injection Molding FAQs

What is your most classic auxiliary injection molding?

The most complicated supporting injection molding automatic production equipment we developed is for a small part with ABS insert molding of 3 magnets inserts. The part size is 40mm*35mm*20mm, because the inserts are small and placed in two directions, which greatly increases the difficulty of automation. But because the order volume exceeds one million per year, it is necessary to use automation to improve efficiency. The automation took 20 days to make and cost $25,000.

How do you charge for insert loading automation for insert molding?

Generally, this type of automation is more complicated, with higher precision and higher cost. For this kind of product automation, we generally negotiate with customers to jointly invest or return it to customers after a certain amount is produced.

Will you charge customers for automated fixtures?

No, regular fixtures are relatively simple. According to production needs, we make them ourselves without any charge to the customer.

Do you make all your fixtures in-house?

No, for some very complicated fixtures, like jig, end-of-arm toolings, we choose to make them together with our partners, they are more professional than us.

How long does it take to make an end-of-arm tooling?

End-of-arm tooling (EOAT) refers to the tool or fixture that is mounted on the end of a robot arm. EOAT allows the robot to perform specialized tasks by holding and operating different types of tools.

Depending on the complexity and the realized functions, simple jig can be completed within one day.

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