Mantis Robotic Trim Press Handler


The Mantis Robotic Trim Press Handler is the industry’s first robotic automated system that handles the flow of parts ejected from any trim press. This compact and configurable system enables full automation of the entire thermoforming process—from resin to palletized product—for medium to high-volume production lines using either non-servo continuous flow or servo-driven long eject trim presses.


The patent-pending Trim Press Receiver (TPR) uses a unique separating mechanism to count and contain stacks of product, followed by a raking mechanism to take the product into the receiver for transfer by the robot. 


The TPR presents the parts to a 6-axis robot equipped with product matching End of Arm Tooling that in turn automatically transfers the product to a Shuttle Station, which integrates with downstream packaging functions that may include wrapping, boxing, case packing, sealing, and palletizing. Incorporating the robot allows the Mantis system to be very compact and configurable, making installation possible where the available floor space is limited or obstructed. 


The Mantis Robotic Trim Press Handler is compatible with all trim presses. The fully automated system can reduce labor requirements by up to 75% and the modular robotic design allows for tool changeovers in under an hour.


  • Accepts continuous product flow from non-servo-eject trim presses
  • Accurate, automated counting, separation
  • No special tool dies required
  • Front & back containment throughout the process
  • Eliminates jams from fall-back or forward
  • Virtually no scrap product while handling
  • Automated at a push of a button
  • Quick & easy access to setup
  • Consistent cycle time
  • Consistent product placement
  • Preprogrammed
  • Comprehensive training
  • 24/7 remote technical support
  • Quick & easy changeover for multiple SKUs
  • Cell isolation & part rejection from HMI
  • Virtually no scrap product
  • Minimal downtime from bad parts
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