Robotic End-of-Arm tooling (EOAT) is a critical automation technology that helps speed production, improve part quality, and meet demanding technical requirements. Robotic part handling with EOAT is a precise and safe way to ensure quality in the final stages of injection molding.
EOAT is exactly what it sounds like, specialty tools are constructed at the end of robotic armatures for specialized applications. In the plastics industry, these commonly take the form of suction cups, vacuum or mechanical grippers. However, depending on the needs of the part, any variety of custom tools can be added depending on the project requirements.
For example, for high-cavitation molds up to 512 cavities, a collection box that presses against the mold face can be added, preventing the parts from becoming damaged and lost during ejection. Likewise, for microscopic parts, a vacuum mesh pocket EOAT makes safe part collection easy. End-of-Arm tooling can be customized for nearly any circumstance including operating in tight spaces with oversized molds and handling oversized or porous parts.
In addition, EOAT keeps workers from potentially hazardous operations, improving workplace safety and productivity. No matter what the project, Laszeray can customize End-of-Arm Tooling to optimize the production process.