In mould lableling is a popular process and one that we have specified and supplied on many occaisions.
The brief was to cycle below 6 seconds; using the RAII-HS robot we were able to cycle the system at below 5.1 seconds.
In-mould labelling (IML) is the placement of a label into the mould prior to injecting the plastic. Consequently, the label becomes as one with the moulding.
This popular process is often used for adding wear resistant coating to electronic goods; adding labels to containers to eliminate the need for later treatment; adding barrier properties to food containers and numerous other functions.
Pre-printed labels can offer a better quality of printed image than the systems used to print after moulding has taken place. We have successfully built a number of systems within Europe for both single and multi cavity applications.
The videos on this page show a single cavity in-mould labelling application. We built and supplied the label magazine and PLC controller, EOAT, static charger and bars, plus the equipment for mounting the static charging system. The brief was to cycle below 6 seconds; using the RAII-HS robot we were able to cycle the system at below 5.1 seconds.