Reliable sensor technology is indispensable for the automated handling of injection molded parts. However, if the assembly space for this is extremely limited, robust as well as compact solutions are required. RICO Elastomere Projecting GmbH, based in Thalheim (Upper Austria), specializes in the development and construction of injection molds, the automation of injection molding machines, and the production of elastomer parts (see info box at the end of the article).
"Basically, customers can use our solution in their own production. However, many also commission us to manufacture their injection molded parts in single-, two- or multi-component injection molding, whereby we always process liquid and solid silicones as well," explains Roland Angerer, Technical Manager at RICO.