Posted by Jill Worth | 09 / 07 / 17 1 Comment

As plastic injection molding methods continue to advance and evolve, allowing for enhanced flexibility and more sophisticated customization options, molding companies must be able to stay ahead of the curve in order to offer clients the latest technologies and highest-quality end products.

At The Rodon Group, we’ve always been dedicated to constant innovation and improvement, and we’re proud to announce our recent acquisition of several new plastic injection molding machines.

Nissei Plastic Injection Molding Machinery

Inside Rodon's Plastic Injection Molding Facility

Amongst the new equipment are six new hybrid molding machines from Nissei’s FNX-III series — four FNX-180 III hybrid molding machines and two FNX-360 III hybrid molding machines.

Incorporating aspects of both electrically and hydraulically powered molding machines, these models are powered by Nissei’s proprietary X-Pump. Besides allowing for energy-use reductions of up to 47% compared to fully hydraulic plastic injection molding machinery, X-Pump-equipped FNX-180 III and FNX-360 III machines offer a wide range of benefits, including:

  • Fast injection response
  • Wide-ranging injection speed
  • Stability in ultra-low velocity range
  • Long-sustained, high injection holding pressure
  • Minimal maintenance and recalibration requirements
  • Affordability, low maintenance, and running costs
  • High-rigidity straight-hydraulic clamping unit
  • Superior precision

With greater tonnage capabilities than those of our existing machines, the new FNX-III series plastic injection molding equipment allows Rodon to offer greater production flexibility. We’ve operated this new equipment with several new production programs and have successfully run each machine in conjunction with a Star Automation Servo Robot, which we’ll discuss in greater detail below.

Star Automation Servo Robot

automated servo robots for unloading and stackingAn industry-leading automated unloader manufacturer, Star Automation specializes in unloaders specifically designed for the injection molding industry; their Servo Robots series of unloaders are among the most reliable, high-performing models available on the market.

Rodon’s new Servo robots allow for efficient automatic unloading and stacking of completed, ejected molded parts. Improving our production rates while ensuring the same level of quality clients have come to expect from Rodon, these sophisticated robots feature part present sensors, part and sprue grip circuits, custom step programming, active vibration control, and defective product drop.

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The Benefits of Working with a Turnkey Manufacturer 3D CoverThe Rodon Group is proud to be at the forefront of the many exciting advancements and trends in plastic injection molding, and our recent equipment acquisition is just one aspect of our commitment to continuous improvement.

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Topics: Automation and Robotics, Plastic Injection Molds and Presses, The Rodon Group