Automation in Plastics Manufacturing: A Review of Current Developments

  • D. Morton
  • G. H. West

Summary

This paper describes the developments which have occurred in control, automated handling and product assembly in plastics production equipment. The application of open- and closed-loop control and the use of microprocessors is discussed, and the relative merits of the systems in common use are examined. Feed and product removal is considered with particular reference to dedicated designs, and various types of robots and their characteristics are compared. Finally, the effects of automation on down-line assembly operations and the implications of future FMS developments in plastics manufacturing are discussed.

Keywords

Flexible Manufacturing System Rotary Table Product Removal Moulding Machine Injection Moulding Machine 
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References

  1. [1]
    West G H (1985) Manufacturing in Plastics — An Illustrated Guide Kaiser Educational and Plastics and Rubber Inst., Sections 7-9.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Morton
    • 1
  • G. H. West
    • 1
  1. 1.Huddersfield PolytechnicHuddersfield, West YorkshireUK

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