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Robotic Resources

Case Studies

Industry : Automotive

Grippers that Hold Up in Extremely Tough Environments

POSTED: 05/10/2013

Bremen Castings, a precision CNC machine shop and foundry located in Bremen, Indiana, has a tough job to do. Producing gray iron castings from recycled material is a job

Staubli Robotics – Partner of the Automotive Industry

POSTED: 04/26/2013

Over recent years, Stäubli Robotics has established a reputation as a reliable partner of the automotive industry. Manufacturers and leading suppliers in the Tier 1 and OEM categories all around the world now utilize Stäubli robots. TS series SCARA robots, the six-axis RX and TX models as well as numerous

Staubli Machine Tool Automation

POSTED: 04/26/2013

Endurance test for a robot Klubert + Schmidt, a prominent supplier of components to manufacturers of commercial vehicles, recently provided a prime example of the extreme demands made on robotics in the loading and unloading of machine tools. It was only with the installation of a sturdy and reliable

Plastic Components Milled by Robots

POSTED: 04/26/2013

Quantum leap in technology Although the design of plastic exterior parts for the automotive industry is nowadays performed using sophisticated computer systems, traditional mold-making and hand-finishing methods still dominate production. Austrian premium manufacturer POLYTEC is now using state-of-the-art robotic machining, and is thriving on it. POLYTEC CAR STYLING

Robots Coat Headlamp Lenses

POSTED: 04/26/2013

Hi-tech for a clear view Protective coatings on modern plastic headlamp lenses are considered an absolute necessity nowadays. Pioneering automation technology facilitates the application of transparent protective layers that are only a few microns thick. GfO Gesellschaft für Oberflächentechnik AG is Europe’s leading system provider of high-quality

High-Precision Laser Cutting in the Automotive Industry

POSTED: 04/26/2013

Innovative solution The multiple advantages of laser cutting have established this thermal separation process as a viable option for a range of applications in the automotive industry. Indeed, it is the first choice for non-contact precision cutting of various materials where minimum use of force is a main criterion.

Reliable Mass Production of Brake Light Switches

POSTED: 04/26/2013

Eight million units per year The production of eight million brake light switches annually is subject to its own set of priorities. Flexibility is less important here than other factors such as maximization of output and reliability of process. A pioneering plant with an efficient precision injection molding machine

Specialist in humid environment finish

POSTED: 04/26/2013

Deburring and cleaning with specialized robots The REZ robotic deburring cells manufactured by Maschinenbau Silberhorn GmbH use water jets at up to 2,000 bar to simultaneously deburr and clean vehicle components. At the heart of the plant are special HE spec Stäubli robots that are designed for wet room

The RX170 hsm: One-stop Solution for CFRP Machining

POSTED: 04/26/2013

The use of innovative lightweight materials such as carbon fiber is expanding rapidly in the automotive industry, but these composites have their own set of rules for machining purposes. Stäubli has developed an impressive solution for the fast and accurate processing of composite materials with the innovative RX170 hsm machining

Visual Components OEM solution for KUKA

POSTED: 01/10/2013

KUKA, one of the world’s leading suppliers of industrial robots and systems, wanted to shorten the time from concept to production for its products and systems, in particular the generation of robot programs. When dealing with highly sophisticated production lines and multi-robot work cell installations one of the best ways

Resistance spot-welding of aluminium moves from test phase to production-line implementation

POSTED: 04/30/2012

Georg Fischer Automotive uses innovative resistance spot-welding process for vehicle door-frame joins The automobile industry supplier Georg Fischer Automotive has deployed an innovative version of the highly productive resistance spot-welding process to weld joins on the door-frames of the new Porsche Panamera. Delta Spot has allowed the car-making specialists at GFA’s

Combination of Robots and CDLR Conveyors Increases Production Up-Time

POSTED: 01/05/2012

Tech-Con Automation combines Robots and CDLR conveyors to Increase Production Up-Time A Tech-Con Automation client is a Tier 1 manufacturer of engine cradles. The client required an automated way to handle cradles going into and coming out of a protective coating process prior to shipping. CHALLENGES Part

Injection Molder Gets Robotic Automation Right the First Time

POSTED: 06/01/2010

…and every time thereafter. Employing robots to automate repetitive machine-tending tasks has provided Nyloncraft Inc., an injection-molding contract manufacturer, the flexibility to add labor in key areas where it was needed to support growth, without having to hire new employees.  So says Nyloncraft

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