Universal Robots module links cobots, IMMs

June 19, 2024
Its Injection Molding Machine Interface (IMMI) makes integration easier, and is now available for its larger-payload cobots.

Collaborative robots (cobots) The newest cobots in Universal Robots’ (UR) stable include the UR20 and UR30.

What’s new? Availability of UR’s Injection Molding Machine Interface (IMMI) module for the longer-reach, bigger-payload UR20 and UR30 cobots. This optional hardware and software package seamlessly facilitates direct communication and control between the cobot and the injection molding machine (IMM) with which it operates. The module controls mold movements, including the movements of components like ejectors and cores, as well as the mold’s opening and closing. Compatible with standard communication protocols, it monitors rejects and integrates the safety mechanisms associated with the cobot and IMM.

Benefits Convenience. By facilitating direct communication and control between UR cobots and IMMs, the IMMI module eliminates the hassle and time that manual integration demands. A user interface is accessible directly in the cobot’s own teach pendant for easy integration, programming and control.

Universal Robots USA Inc., Novi, Mich., 844-462-6268, www.universal-robots.com/about-universal-robots

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Karen Hanna | Senior Staff Reporter

Senior Staff Reporter Karen Hanna covers injection molding, molds and tooling, processors, workforce and other topics, and writes features including In Other Words and Problem Solved for Plastics Machinery & Manufacturing, Plastics Recycling and The Journal of Blow Molding. She has more than 15 years of experience in daily and magazine journalism.