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Case Studies

Industry : Aerospace

75-ton Turbine Requires Güdel Gantry for Precise Robot Measurement

POSTED: 12/03/2014

The Challenge : Automate inspection of large, complex geometry of a 75-ton turbine Manual inspection of a 75-ton turbine is a time consuming, difficult task that takes teams of workers up to two weeks, requires high levels of precision and is prone to human error. Precision and repeatability are the

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

Acrobatic Top performance

POSTED: 09/20/2011

Project studies open up future perspectives and can also inspire people. Nowhere is this truer than in the field of mechatronics, which connects three highly dynamic and growing fields

AV&R Vision & Robotics

POSTED: 08/31/2011

Client Profile: AV&R Vision & Robotics is a leader in industrial automation, offering intelligent automation solutions to optimize manufacturing processes and to control quality. The Company has developed a broad range of expertise in enabling robots to perform complex tasks that traditionally could be performed only

DC Micromotors Make for a Powerful and Flexible Robot Arm

POSTED: 07/28/2011

Today, mobile robots are often deployed in critical situations that are simply too dangerous for humans to handle as part of industrial operations, law enforcement or anti-terror measures,

Tray Loading Robot

POSTED: 05/05/2010

Customer Information – ASCO Sintering is an employee-owned company and is a leader in the design and manufacturing of powdered metal products. For the past 50 years, ASCO Sintering has maintained strong relationships with several Fortune 500 companies in

Centerless Grinder Automation

POSTED: 04/30/2010

Customer Information - The customer runs a precision machine shop manufacturing a great variety of parts for the industrial, commercial and aerospace markets. Part volumes are low to medium. Application - Automation of a Royal Master TG - 12 manual centerless

Classic Metal Finishing: Robot Provides Increased Production and Flexibility…A Robot Case Study

POSTED: 12/07/2009

Classic Metal Finishing, based in Jackson, Mich., is a supplier of components for the aerospace, motorcycle, racing, and medical industries. The plant was purchased in February, 2008 by Classic Metal Finishing and Classic Turning.  Classic Turning performs high-end CNC machining of components and Classic Metal Finishing performs anodizing and dry

Air Tractor Achieves High Flying Productivity with VERNON Tool

POSTED: 10/28/2009

On any day in Olney, Texas, you are bound to see a dusty cowboy walking through town or in sharp contrast; you will more than likely also see a brightly colored, state-of-art firefighting plane soaring

Elgin Sweeper Keeps Ahead of Indoor Air Quality Curve

POSTED: 09/08/2009

Fume control practices increasingly have become a significant focus in welding shops nationwide as the enforcement date nears for the new, more stringent Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) regulations. As of May 31, 2010, shops that weld on stainless steel, alloy steel or hardfacing alloys containing chromium or use chromium-containing

Speeding Up During Global Slowdown

POSTED: 04/21/2009

Introduction The competitiveness among companies in the highly automated metal fabrication industry is tough in these days of global economical slowdown. Efficient production along with a high output of the line(s) is crucial for the plants. Plants with low productivity will quickly

Waterjet Stripping System helps GE reduce cost and improve productivity

POSTED: 08/28/2008

Challenge For the past 12 years, GE Strother used a waterjet stripping machine with a closed loop filtering process to remove thermal sprayed coatings from jet engine components. Thermal coatings, made of ultra-fine grained metal alloys or ceramics, are applied to protect the base material of components that are exposed

Robotic Workhorse Rides Rails at Applied Engineering

POSTED: 03/18/2008

Applied Engineering, Inc. (Yankton, SD) manufactures precision machined aluminum components and assemblies for a broad range of applications in aerospace, defense and commercial applications.  ISO 9001, AS9100 and NADCAP certified, the company prides itself on innovation and use of cutting-edge automation to produce high-quality

NASA Perfects Orbital Docking Here On Earth With Help Of Robotics

POSTED: 11/30/2006

  Space exploration and research usually calls to mind images of weightlessness and advanced technologies. But a great deal of engineering takes place right here on Earth, on the ground. Due to the high cost of failure in space and the inherent danger involved, NASA performs exhaustive tests and simulations of


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