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Case Studies

January 2016

Friction Stir Welding: A Sustainable Solution

POSTED: 01/25/2016

In the automotive industry where fuel economy rules, the mass of a car is an important factor when making a purchase. It takes more fuel and energy to move a heavier vehicle, so new technologies are continually being developed in order to reduce energy and fuel consumption. Now, with the

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

December 2015

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

October 2015

Utilizing RTX RTOS Platform to Revolutionize Digital Audio Workstations

POSTED: 10/30/2015

The Market & Customer Profile HMerging Technologies builds state-of-the-art digital audio and video recording and mixing equipment for professional applications that require precise and synchronized playback for a wide array of uses including theater; live events; TV and radio broadcasts; feature film production and post-production; outside broadcast vans; museums; kiosks

Hurco & IntervalZero RTX: Partners in Windows-Based Embedded Real-Time Control for More Than a Decade

POSTED: 10/30/2015

The background and challenges: Hurco is a US-based global industrial automation company that designs and produces interactive computer controls fitted to its machine systems for the metal cutting and forming industries. In 1984, Hurco pioneered and patented the use

Precision Machinery Research and Development Center (PMC) Builds Range of Industrial Robots with IntervalZero’s RTOS Platform and KingStar IO

POSTED: 10/13/2015

Background and Challenges Precision Machinery Research and Development Center (PMC) is a Taiwan-based company created in 1993 by the government and the Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI). PMC has teams of engineers from

September 2015

Picking a Winner

POSTED: 09/23/2015

Placing coins into a coin presentation case insert sounds like an easy thing to do, right? But when the application calls for placing several thousand coins in exact places on moving inserts every day, the task becomes much more demanding. This was the challenge facing engineers at Coatesville, Pennsylvania-based Farason Corporation.

July 2015

University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) Using Robotmaster to Help Students’ Racing Team

POSTED: 07/16/2015

The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre

June 2015

Delcam Offers Weta Workshop Fantastic Software for Fantastic Projects

POSTED: 06/17/2015

Many users of Delcam software claim to be able to produce anything that their customers’ need. However, very few face customers with projects as imaginative, or as demanding, as design and effects company, Weta Workshop. Weta Workshop is a five times Oscar-winning company that operates out of Wellington, New Zealand.  Best


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