DARMSTADT, Germany --- TE Connectivity (TE) participated in a special ceremony to mark the production of the 50,000th Roboshot molding press produced by FANUC Corporation. Yoshiharu Inaba, president and CEO of FANUC Corporation formally handed over the 50,000th Roboshot to Minoru Okamoto, TE senior advisor to the CEO, in recognition of TE’s role as a key supplier. TE components make up almost 100 percent of the connector content in these molding presses. The 50,000th Roboshot is to go to TE’s Gateway Plant in Thailand.
First introduced over two decades ago, Roboshot was the first fully electric molding machine in the world, offering a cleaner, more energy efficient unit with greater accuracy and repeatability — a major improvement in the molding industry. As connector miniaturization began rapidly evolving, the new Roboshot electric injection technology allowed for thin-wall molded components to be molded faster and more accurately than the conventional mechanical/hydraulic molding presses. Since the Roboshot’s introduction, TE and FANUC have worked together closely to further improve molding technology by addressing quality and cost challenges as well as changing market needs.
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