StackTeck has been a pioneer in molds and label insertion mechanical robots since the 1990’s.
The design of the plastic part, the labels, the engineering of the injection mold, and the construction of the IML automation are all important and unique aspects to a successfully functioning system.
Key to the success and productivity of the IML process is the design and manufacturing of the IML automation system, in other words, the integrated label and part handling system. The automation consists of a system of parts which must repeatedly transfer the precut decorated labels from a series of magazines, apply electrostatic charge to the labels, and precisely place the labels into the mold cavities. Precision of placement into the cavity by the IML robot during each and every cycle is key.