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Plastics Automation Services

PLASTIC INJECTION MOLDING AUTOMATION THAT’LL GROW YOUR COMPANY

Plastics automation equipment runs the gamut from injection molding automation to plastic packing automation. For 25 years, we’ve been designing and building plastics automation solutions and equipment for a broad range of applications.

Companies turn to Summit for inventive solutions to tough plastics industry automation
challenges. Take, for example, a bag in a box valve assembly machine. This custom system uses Epson robots and precision cameras from Verkada.

Check out our Plastics Automation Case Studies.

A BAG-IN-A-BOX ASSEMBLY MACHINE IMPROVES QUALITY, SPEEDS PRODUCTION

The machine auto feeds stems and bodies. Robots pick and place the stem and assemble the body to the stem. Vision systems inspect the bags for short shots, and leak tests each assembly. With every pallet full (30 boxes), the machine runs through a challenge routine to ensure vision and leak tests are correctly calibrated.

NEW THERMOPLASTICS, BACTERIA-RESISTANT MATERIALS, OPEN NEW MARKETS

Whether you’re seeking solutions for injection molding automation or need to improve packaging throughput and quality, we have the engineering expertise and tools to have you up and running fast. With plastic injection molding automation demand growing due to emerging plastic varieties, we are designing and delivering custom new equipment for our clients.

New thermoplastics offer improved flexibility, heat resistance, opacity levels, durability and conductivity. Additionally, the materials are available in highly customizable colors and appearance. What’s more, amid the pandemic, manufacturers are creating more products with new bacteria-resistant plastics and materials that are easier to clean, sanitize, and maintain. We’ll help you tap into these growing markets by building new plastics automation equipment or retrofitting existing machines.

GET READY FOR INTERNET 5.0, AI and MACHINE LEARNING

Along with Industry 4.0, Internet 5.0 is providing more automated control capabilities to plastics than ever. For example, temperature control and injection pressure are more easily monitored, which gives you more control while improving productivity and quality. Through Industry 4.0 and IIoT initiatives AI and machine learning technologies are fueling the rise of the smart factory.

Artificial intelligence and machine learning applications in manufacturing helps leaders improve yield rates by detecting defects. Additionally, a manufacturer was able to reduce test and calibration time by 35% using machine learning technology.

ROBOTIC EQUIPMENT, VISION SYSTEMS, CONVEYORS, CONTROL SYSTEMS AND MORE

When it comes to plastic injection molding automation, generally every company has access to the same “toolbox” of vision systems, robotic equipment, conveyors and control systems to design and build plastics industry automation systems. What differentiates Summit is how we use and optimize the tools. Additionally, we’re known for our agile project management processes and inventive engineering approach, which results in customer machines producing high OEE (overall equipment effectiveness) metrics.

At the same time, Summit customized plastics automation equipment produces three essential benefits that ripple through our customers’ supply chains:

  • Higher quality products
  • Lower manufacturing costs
  • Faster speed to market

Industry-leading 4-hour service call response time

Our work doesn’t end after designing, building, and installing your custom manufacturing machines or production lines. Summit manufacturing systems for plastics industry automation run and run. On the rare occasion, you need service; however, our average response time is an industry-leading four hours following your call.

Tell us about your project.