With robots for painting and a unique rotary carrier system for moving presses and molds, molder Romeo RIM has primed itself for success through automation.
The company specializes in thermoset reaction injection molding (RIM). Robots play a significant role, especially in the company’s automated long-fiber injection (LFI) molding operations, performed by two KraussMaffei systems, including the rotary carrier system and a double-shuttle mold carrier system.
The Romeo, Mich., plant is committed to automation, President and CEO Tim Howell said. “Robots are our lifeblood in manufacturing, especially with the LFI process. We have robots for painting and for applying the urethane systems, so every single innovative idea we’re looking at to help us be faster, lower costs and get better seems to involve automation.”