Lighting Application

Lighting Application

EPF Plastic and Shibaura Machine have decided to use the EC50SXIII full electric machine, in the version for liquid silicone (LSR), on the moulding of headlamps for the automotive industry.

The aim of the application is to show how the characteristics of the Shibaura machines can be fully combined with the requirements of the LSR transformation process and how the automation developed by EPF contributes to the maintenance of a high technological level of the application.

The automation system is composed of:

  • a textured cutting station developed and built internally by EPF;
  • a Cognex vision system composed of 2D 12 Megapixel camera and laser scanner operated by software developed by EPF.

The system has been configured to ensure high process constancy combined with an effective and flexible on-line quality control system.