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Automated Glass Mould Cleaning: AiMC-1000

glass mould cleaning with lasers

New Industry Standard for cleaning Glass Moulds

The Situation

The current process allows surface contamination to build up, leading to potential quality issues with the final product and requires regular removal and maintenance.

Current methods of contaminant removal

  • Bead Blasting
  • Ultra Sonic (often using chemicals)
  • Dry Ice Blasting

Current methods of contaminant removal include bead blasting, ultrasonic (often using chemicals) or dry ice blasting, followed by a manual process to hand polish and re-machine the moulds to remove surface imperfections caused by the physical cleaning.

Estimates show that large manufacturers scrap up to $1 mil AUD worth of moulds per year as a result of these cleaning methods.

The Solution

The Automation Innovation robotic cell, designated AiMC- 1000, delivers superior results via a safer, chemical-free, repeatable mould cleaning process currently unattainable using conventional techniques.

It utilises a high-intensity laser light to clean the surface of the images, ensuring that only the surface contaminant is removed with minimal damage to the parent mould material.

Cost Savings

  • Reduction in labour costs
  • Ability to work 24/7
  • No additional materials or chemicals required
  • Increase daily volume
  • Lower replacement costs

Reduce OH&S Impacts

  • Reduce manual holding
  • Noxious fumes contained
  • Eliminated need for shot blasting media
  • Chemical Free

Quality Improvements

  • Consistency and repeatability
  • Logos remain crisp and clear
  • Mould growth eliminated

And it is a turnkey solution with easy installation at any site globally, with low overheads and power requirements and has industry 4.0 integration and reporting.