Milacron Expands FANUC ROBOSHOT Offering in the Americas with the New ROBOSHOT SI-20A Secondary Injection Unit

The new FANUC ROBOSHOT SI-20A secondary injection unit was designed and developed by FANUC in Japan. The SI-20A continues to offer the same high quality, high technology and precision synonymous with the ROBOSHOT name.

CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Milacron Holdings Corp. (NYSE: MCRN), a leading industrial technology company serving the plastics processing industry announced that they now have the ability to offer molders in the Americas the Milacron-FANUC ROBOSHOT SI-20A, a vertically mounted secondary injection unit for ROBOSHOT machines.


The new FANUC ROBOSHOT SI-20A secondary injection unit was designed and developed by FANUC in Japan. The SI-20A continues to offer the same high quality, high technology and precision synonymous with the ROBOSHOT name.

The ROBOSHOT SI-20A is a high precision, compact, all electric vertically mounted secondary injection unit equipped with FANUC's latest HMI Control and provides high molding performance, high sustainability, and ease of use.

The SI-20A is compatible with ROBOSHOT Alpha and B-Series injection molding machines from 50 ton to 300 metric tons and offers the same accuracy and repeatability as the latest Alpha Series ROBOSHOT. The SI-20A has a maximum shot capacity of 0.63 oz. (18 mm), is exchangeable between different ROBOSHOT tonnages, and can be used with the previous ROBOSHOT model as well. It's easy to install and is encased in a newly developed space-saving electrical cabinet.

The SI-20A can be operated from the operation screen of ROBOSHOT as well as its standalone operating screen. The rotary table that rotates the mold half can also be controlled at the same time by using servo auxiliary axis control. SI-20A can also be linked to ROBOSHOT-LINKi, the production and quality data management system for molding factories. It supports the globalization and automation of molding factories.

For Molders in the Americas looking to incorporate multi-shot or horizontal capabilities to their ROBOSHOT machines, Milacron plans to offer FANUC's SI-300HA horizontally mounted 2nd injection unit capable of a 4.87 oz. (36 mm) shot capacity in the second half of 2017.

For Molders in the Americas looking to add 3K capabilities to their ROBOSHOT machines, Milacron plans to offer FANUC's SI-300HA horizontally mounted injection unit capable of a 4.87 oz. (36 mm) shot capacity in the second half of 2017.

Shawn Reilley, President Advanced Plastics Processing Technologies (APPT), Milacron was quoted as saying, "Milacron has enjoyed a strong relationship with FANUC for over 30 years. Milacron has sold over 5,600 FANUC machines over that time and we're very excited to offer the SI-20A secondary unit to our loyal Milacron and ROBOSHOT customers in the Americas".

Milacron continues to push the boundaries of possibilities in plastics with breakthrough products from leading brands including Milacron, Mold-Masters, DME, Ferromatik, Uniloy and CIMCOOL.


About Milacron

Milacron is a global leader in the manufacture, distribution and service of highly engineered and customized systems within the plastic technology and processing industry. Milacron is the only global company with a full-line product portfolio that includes hot runner systems, injection molding, blow molding and extrusion equipment plus a wide market range of advanced fluid technologies. Visit Milacron at www.milacron.com.

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