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Posted:  15 Feb 2016 18:37
We are looking to purchase a 6-axis robot to pull parts from a conveyor and layer pack them.  This is intended to be applied to various Nissei and Arburg injection molding machines.  Relatively small payload, about 200 grams total.  Does anyone have suggestions that are easy to interact with and change over?
Posted:  15 Feb 2016 19:30
Dear Tech Molded Plastics professional:

I would suggest you contact Missy Rogers at Noble Plastics.  She has each of her injection molded presses outfitted with a permanent Fanuc 6-axis robot.

Please see website:

Also, can reach her at missy(at)

P.S.  To facilitate connections please list your name and, at a minimum, a phone number to your posting.

Troy Nix
Posted:  18 Feb 2016 17:35
Thanks for the shout-out, contact made!
Posted:  18 Feb 2016 17:48
Some lower cost, flexible solutions for packaging are available as well.  I've observed some demonstrations of offerings from and also .

They are not going to be as heavy duty as an industrial ABB or Fanuc....but should pick and place with ease and don't require guarding in general.

Hope this helps.
Shawn Gross   sgross (at)
Posted:  18 Feb 2016 19:34
Please call or email and I can talk with you about PTG's 6 Axis robot integration strategies. 

Thank you.

Kindest regards,

Brendan Cahill
PTG Silicones
Office - 812-948-8719 ext 1100
Mobile - 502-523-6429

Brendan Cahill
Posted:  25 Feb 2016 17:39
I have experience with Fanuc, Kuka, Motoman and ABB.
I have found that for flexibility and price, ABB is hard to beat.
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