With their exhibit, a Wemo-Cobot-automation cell, the company addressed the plastics industry. However, a lot of customers were also interested in applications for the medical industry, where Waldorf Technik excels with its patented VarioTip® system, which features short cycle times and a high number of cavities.
HAHN Plastics Automation was there in order to represent the HAHN Group companies GeKu, Waldorf Technik and Wemo. Their operating automation workcell used the joint technology of the previously mentioned companies, as well as cobot Sawyer of Rethink Robotics. Using the theme "Don’t Get Stressed Out Over Automation", the robots dispensed 'stress balls' to visitors to the booth. Participants could request a stress ball at the interface panel and the 3-5 would grab the ball and deliver it to the SmartDrive linear slide. This shuttled the ball to the Xline 120 Robot, which will picked up the ball from the linear slide and delivered it from the guarded safe zone to cobot Sawyer, which delivered it to the unguarded zone and into the customer’s hand.
Markus Klaus, President of HAHN Plastics Automation, experienced a very successful event in Anaheim. He summarizes: "We are very happy about the location of our booth where we had a lot of traffic. At the end of the day we managed to collect a sizeable amount of leads, which will help us drive future business opportunities for GeKu, Waldorf Technik and Wemo, as well as other HAHN Group companies if they are a good match."