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Robotic Injection Molding

Robotic cell integrated to injection molding press with Gantry Robot It is gratifying when creativity rules out over what was quoted.    This project initially required 16 separate leak detection channels based on the end specifications.  Based on quality issues with another vendor the end customer wrote a specification that would have created a much more complicated machine. We worked with our customer, […]


Mirrored Work Cell

Dual Operator Mirrored Work Cell Summit was contracted by a customer to upgrade some Manumation (Semi-Automatic) work cells and work fixtures to reduce downtime and improve operator efficiency and work enjoyment. They had tracked their downtime on the previous equipment and over 40% of the downtime was attributed to sensor failure or vibrating loose on the Pneumatic Actuators.  We deployed our Tactical process by […]


Cutting Tool Packaging

Envelope or Tube Cutting Tool Packaging Summit built its first automation for packaging cutting tools over 15 years ago. This machine was created for a drill bit manufacturer who had previously been packaging their product manually. This design minimized the set up required by holding 20 different envelope sizes or material. It used a proven drum […]


Clean Room Work Cell

Ensuring product quality before presenting to final visual inspection This Clean Room Molding Machine Unload, Leak and Flow Test Cell was designed to integrate to an injection molding machine with 3 B-Sides of the mold on an indexing table to allow for loading of over-molded components in position 1, injection molded process in position 2, and the automated unloading in position 3. Using a UR-5 Robot integrated leak, flow and electrical […]