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Robotics Case Studies

Industry : Food/Beverage

Revolutionizing the Dairy Industry

POSTED: 06/23/2016

The Kroger Company (Kroger)(NYSE:KR) is one of the world’s largest grocery retailers with fiscal 2014 sales of $108.5 billion. Kroger runs 37 manufacturing plants that produce about 40 percent of the corporate brand units sold in its stores throughout the United States. Challenges TO DELIVER EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY and freshness to its

Utilizing Warehouse Automation

POSTED: 06/22/2016

L’Oréal U.S.A. (L’Oréal) is the world’s largest health and beauty care company with fiscal 2015 sales of $28.39 million. Founded in 1909, L’Oréal is based in Clichy, France with headquarters in New York City, Berkeley Heights, NJ and Melbourne, Australia. L’Oréal is present in 130 countries with 43 factories and

Automation Reduces Energy Usage for Brewery

POSTED: 01/08/2016

The Customer’s Challenge A major North American brewery required JMP’s assistance on a project that was part of an overall strategy for reducing energy usage. The client operated eight compressors in the powerhouse. Five of the compressors were Vilter compressors previously provided with direct PLC control (on-off with priority and sequencing). The

JMP Makes the Case for Faster Packing

POSTED: 01/07/2016

The Customer’s Challenge A leading Canadian food products company relied heavily on high-speed production lines to support the lower production costs that were key to their competitive pricing strategy. Their aging Pyramid case packer, rated for 5000 cases per eight-hour shift, was experiencing frequent breakdowns. Output per shift had slipped

Heavy Diverting in Packaging

POSTED: 12/31/2015

A major dairy packaging company operating multiple plants in Texas and surrounding states had a need to improve the inspection and reject station for their half-gallon gable top carton filling line.  The improvement in the inspection system’s speed and accuracy meant the station would no longer be the

JMP Keeps 1,000 lbs of Parts Moving

POSTED: 12/30/2015

The Challenge The movement of very heavy parts (over 1,000 lbs.) was a challenge for our client, a parts manufacturer. Using manual labour to move these parts was slow and unsafe, and the client needed to automate this process. The JMP Approach JMP worked together with the robot manufacturer to create

JMP's Automation Solution Delivers Plastic Bags in Only Four Seconds

POSTED: 12/28/2015

The Challenge Struggling to meet the demand for their product, our client, a paper and plastic bag fabricator, turned to JMP for help. The manual system they had in place was labour intensive and ergonomically challenging for the workers, and cost too much. The JMP Approach JMP created a material handling

Schmalz Lifters Effective at Reducing Injury and Worker Compensation Claims

POSTED: 05/05/2015

In today’s world it is essential that companies run lean and efficient processes while increasing ergonomic and safe work-flows that protect and broaden the work force. Vacuum Tube Lifters are an economical and practical tool for meeting each of these essential goals. In 2010 an independent study conducted at Munster International Airport reported that after one

Advanced Temperature Monitoring and Control at Hill Country Bakery

POSTED: 04/15/2015

Control system integrator assists Food Manufacturer in meeting safety and quality goals with the engineering, design, and implementation of an advanced automated temperature monitoring and control system. Auburn Hills, MI - Patti Engineering, Inc., a leader in control systems integration, today announced details of a project it completed for Hill Country

Simple Solutions for Multi-carriage Tracks

POSTED: 02/09/2015

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Red robots in the house: ABB robots Help a Traditional Black Forest Brewery

POSTED: 01/28/2013

On the production floor, the scene is like one from a delicate and very precise ballet of technology: an ABB robot bends gracefully forward and grips a stainless steel beer keg gently but firmly around its “waist,” then smoothly rotates it 90 degrees and carefully places it, inverted, in the

KP Foods Palletizing

POSTED: 05/22/2012

TASK KP Foods Plant at Stockton-on-Tees is a manufacturer of Potato Crisp snack foods. The end of line process involved a manual palletizing process of the boxes of Crisps. This needed a high number of personnel over three shifts operating 24/7. KP wanted to

Palletizing Two Different Product Lines with MOTOMAN MPL160

POSTED: 05/17/2012

Client Palletizes Two Different Product Lines Using a Single MOTOMAN MPL160 Robot Cell   Mississauga, Ontario manufacturer saves space by palletizing two different lines with one robotic palletizing cell.   Our client is a producer of margarine. They package two


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