Injection Moulding Smart Manufacturing Cell

Associated Institution

Athlone Institute of Technology


Declan Devine

Name of Piece of Equipment

Injection Moulding Smart Manufacturing Cell

Function or Purpose

This cell was designed to demonstrate the benefits of Smart manufacturing in an industry-relevant environment.


The injection moulding cell is based on an industry-relevant Arburg injection moulding which incorporates in mould temperature and pressure sensors, thermal camera, material conveying equipment, robotics, metrology and A production tracking system provided by 'Smart Factory'. The unit can be used as a whole or in elements to demonstrate the integration of individual components into a complete intelligent manufacturing system.

Applications/Uses in an Industrial Setting

Industry can utilise the cell as a training tool, through collaborative research or to test new elements prior to set-up in their own facility.

Research Applications

Injection moulding, Material conveying, Vision systems, Robotics, Metrology, Production tracking, retrofitting machinery to enable product tracking.

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