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RPT Introduces Portable RoboTrim Router Solution for Polymer Industry

09 September 2005

Robotic Production Technology (RPT) has introduced a new portable, pre-engineered router trimming and knife deflashing solution designed specifically for the plastics industry.

The RoboTrim RT-400 system is a portable trimming system that can be used by thermoformers, injection moulders, blow moulders and rotational moulders. The flexible RoboTrim RT-400 features a servo-controlled table that has the ability to rotate the part as the robot is trimming. This allows each side of the part to be trimmed in a very compact work cell. This modular system is mounted on a single base and can be easily moved to various locations around a manufacturing facility with quick set-up.

Robotic Production Technology will officially introduce the product to the public at the 2005 SPE Thermoforming Conference in booth # 546.

""Robotic Production Technology continues to grow in the plastics market by introducing new products in the routing area which has historically been dominated by CNC machines,"" said Kevin McManus, president of Robotic Production Technology. ""Manufacturers are finding the flexibility and reliability of robotics are key reasons to move away from industrial CNC machines.""

The key benefits to the RoboTrim RT-400 system are portability, part height capability of 36"", increased throughput, more uptime due to high reliability, improved flexibility and enhanced safety. These features combine with RPT's legendary 24/7 customer support to provide end users with outstanding quality and productivity.

Options include automatic tool change that enables a six-second tool change time, alternative spindles in single- and dual-ended configuration, patent-pending RPT Compliant Knife, and part fixtures designed and built by RPT. Manufacturers can also add RPT/FANUC Accuracy Enhancement software tools and RPT TrimPro offline programming software.

A DVD and a technical datasheet on RPT's routing products are available by visiting the companies website.