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Certwood, a trade moulder based in Luton, has invested in two six-axis robots from Fanuc in an effort to improve accuracy, flexibility and competitiveness.

All 20 machines at Certwood are equipped with robots to unload mouldings. The company’s new Fanuc M-10iA robots are equipped with end-of-arm tooling, enabling them to handle labels, mouldings and static discharge devices.

Each robot vacuum-grips a label from a dispenser cassette and waits for the mould tool to open. When it opens, the robot tooling grips the ejected product and moves the label to within 5mm of its position on the tool.

A static charge is then applied that allows the label to be held accurately in place once the robot has positioned it. The robot moves out of the mould tool and the moulding cycle continues.

Click on the link above to download the M-10iA series data sheet.

Key benefits of product application

  • Certwood’s Fanuc M-10iA robots are claimed to provide better flexibility than conventional ‘beam’ three-axis robots commonly used by the plastics industry.
  • Automating the process has provided an aesthetically improved moulding with a more accurately positioned label that cannot be peeled away.
  • Production time has been reduced and storage issues removed with the elimination of the need to cool prior to labelling.

FANUC UK provides industrial automation solutions ranging from the supply of CNC controllers, robots, drilling machines, EDM and injection moulding machines through to the complete integration of factory automation systems.

Providing a single customer support portal for its three core businesses, FANUC comprises FA — CNC controllers, motors and drives; robotics — industrial robots and systems; robomachines — EDM, injection moulding and drilling machines.


FANUC’s FA business manufactures CNC controls, drive systems and laser systems. With a 65 per cent market share in the global CNC control sector, FANUC is the market leader. FANUC CNC is the controller of choice for the world’s leading machine tool manufacturers; continuously developing functionality sees FANUC CNC control being used in a wide range of applications — combining powerful control and high precision with unparalleled reliability.

FANUC servo drives and motors are well proven — aimed at the machine builder, they offer the widest range of high-performance compact designs.  The high availability and ease of maintenance together with world-class, energy-efficient designs make them the motors of choice for thousands of OEMs around the world.


FANUC’s robotics business manufactures the widest range of robots in the world for applications from micro-electronics assembly to the forging of precision aerofoils for jet engines — in industries as diverse as pharmaceutical and potato processing — and with maximum payloads from 1kg to 1,350kg. More than 280,000 FANUC robots are operating worldwide, with production currently geared to meet demands of 5,000 per month. FANUC robots are truly ‘out-of-the-box’ automation designed to be totally flexible and, with application-specific options, straightforward to integrate.


FANUC’s robomachine business manufactures Robodrill machining centres, Robocut EDM machines and Roboshot electric injection-moulding machines. Using FANUC components throughout, the robomachine business builds on the advanced technology, reliability, energy efficiency and innovation of its own controllers, drives and motors. With a focus on energy efficiency and high reliability, the robomachine business developed the first all-electric injection-moulding machines — Roboshot — changing the mould shop into a much cleaner and quieter environment.

Customer support

From initial sales contact with FANUC through the life of the product, FANUC provides one single contact point to make sure support is always at hand with up-to-date advice, genuine warranted parts and, whenever possible, obsolescence avoidance solutions that ensure the lifetime delivery of maximum efficiency.

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