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PlastikCity On Tour – The Automated Technology Group

Welcome to the first ever edition of PlastikCity on Tour! There are now over 200 active partners represented on the PlastikCity site. Our ambition has always been to have suppliers that cover EVERY product or service required by plastic manufacturers. As such, many of our partners are very specialised and not widely recognised in our industry. Our plan is to raise their profile in our sector.

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Why Should I Automate My Production Line?

A series of workstations linked by a transfer system and an electrical control system is known as an automated production line. Each of these workstations performs a specific task or operation and the product is processed at each station with different steps being carried out as it moves along the production line in set sequence.

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The Positive Impact of Plastic

Plastic is an incredibly versatile material with a huge range of applications due to the multiple forms, textures and strengths it can take. There are many positive impacts of plastic on the environment that are generally unrecognised, so here are a couple of benefits that you may be surprised to hear…

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Cartesian or Side Entry – How Fast a Cycle Time Justifies the Switch?

Guest Blog by Nick Parker of DB Automation

As a company specialising in high speed part removal from injection moulding machines, we are often asked to justify the price differential between our standard Cartesian (three-axis or ‘beam’) robots and our side entry models.  An installation of our flagship CFR (Compact Flexible Robot) side entry unit costs around double that of a Cartesian solution, so the aim of this blog is to help you decide which is right for your particular project….

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Has our Building Site now become a City?

The aim was to create a major resource for the plastics sector, one place to find everything you needed.  From time to time, we need to review how we are doing, so for the purposes of this Blog, I have looked at things from the perspective of a new start company looking to develop an idea for a new `widget’ that just happens to be most easily manufactured in plastic.

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