03 Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
03.07 Integrated automation
03.07.003 Handling technology
03.07.003.03 Assembly systems
Product category: Plastics products and parts for automotive
Vehicles are equipped with a wide range of sensors, actuators, integrated control units, and plug and socket elements. Extremely precise manufacturing is needed in order to adhere to the safety-relevant aspects of some of these products, not to mention the requirements to be met for the protective enclosure. HEKUMA systems automate all of the necessary production steps. An automation system can start with preparing contact elements, inserting them into an injection mold and taking out the finished parts. Further steps can be quality inspection, which consist of a variety of inspection and testing processes, up to labeling and packaging the products.
Product category: Plastics products and parts for medical engineering
HEKUMA boasts over 20 years of experience in automation of plastic products used in medical technology. Not only does HEKUMA offer systems for disposable products using analysis and laboratory technology, but also for such used for the production of medication feeding systems medication such as inhalers, auto injectors and pre-filled syringes. As a result of its ability to transfer knowledge from various markets, HEKUMA can offer solutions for modular assembly systems, from complex injection molding automation to customized solutions.
Precise handling to the hundredths of a millimeter
Traditionally, HEKUMA has focused on applications that require high speed and extreme precision. As a consequence, our in-house R&D concentrates on linear robots with servo motors and linear motors for side-entry take-out. Depending on the handling objective, we also integrate Scara or 6-axle robots into our concepts.
Minimum mold open times
Our HEKU series linear robots are designed especially for fast and precise side-entry take-out from injection molding machines. They can achieve minimum mold open times at speeds of up to 11 m/s, which in extreme cases may be within a mere 0.1 seconds. In addition, our take-out robots are designed with the capability of moving carrying loads of up to 260 kg. These kinds of carrying loads are necessary especially for complex gripper systems for insertion processes that must feature extreme positioning accuracy due to the minimum tolerances in the mold.
HEKUMA understands complexity when it comes to gripper technology. Taking out and inserting miniature parts, and many of them, is one of our core competencies. The patented floating centering makes it possible to insert a large number of parts into the tool with accuracy to the hundredths of a millimeter or to take out pre-assembled inserts from a transfer shuttle.
In addition to precision and speed factors, the material that is used is also critical in the design of the gripper. Here, the focus is not only on the material's load-carrying capacity, but also on its surface quality and its compatibility with cleaning agents.
HEKUMA (Eching / Germany), a company of the elexis Group, creates sustainable competitive advantages through innovative ideas and exciting technology in the field of high-performance automation for the plastics industry. We have established ourselves through commitment and ambition as a competent system manufacturer and proudly look back on almost 40 years of experience.
Complex grippers for high performance insert and takeout robots for the injection molding process in combination with up- and downstream automation are part of our core competencies as well as the development of turnkey customized solutions or production concept development, such as Sigma inside. We focus on the industries for medical devices and automotive as well as for consumer goods. Please visit us in hall 10, booth D40, if you value a long-term and sustainable partnership based on honesty and respect. We look forward to welcome you at our booth!