Mould Flow Analysis simulates how a particular plastic material will flow in a mould and enable the user to identify where injection moulding defects are likely to occur. This way, moulding issues can be eliminated before toolmakers have started to cut steel.
The term automation covers a wide range of scenarios, from simple de-moulding cells to complex assembly lines. Within the plastics sector, the majority of automation is designed to reduce labour costs, prevent damage to parts and provide consistent production rates. This is achieved by replacing machine operators with programmable robots that are controlled and synchronised by the production equipment.