Frankfurt, Germany - Fill and its partner Alba Tooling presented new methods for the production of multi-material systems in high-volume production at Euromold 2012, held from 27-30 Nov in Frankfurt.
Fill said that hybrid concepts, using polyurethane with natural materials such as wood or ceramics, offer a lot of potential for the PU market. The company said it is a pioneer in this field and presented tried and tested production processes for high-volume production at Euromold.
"The combination of polyurethane with other materials harbors enormous potential. Thanks to many years of experience in the field of automation, we can offer our customers genuine added value," commented Wilhelm Rupertsberger, manager of the plastics competence centre at Fill.
Fill's sister company Weitblick Systems has developed a flexible optical inspection process with the robot-controlled RV1000 camera system, which the company showcased at the fair. Objects up to a size of 1000 mm can be inspected fully automatically with the RV1000 robot inspection cell, Fill said.
The robot performing the task can be equipped with different camera systems, and it is capable of operation without any additional housing or safety equipment. This not only keeps the investment costs low, but also results in completely new options through interaction with the operator, Fill said.