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Robotics Case Studies

Industry : Metals

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

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

Simple Solutions for Multi-carriage Tracks

POSTED: 02/09/2015

Kawasaki Robotics US

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

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

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

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

Small FAB & Machine Shop Gets Big Results with Robots

POSTED: 10/10/2007

‘‘It would take four men to keep up with one of our new robotic welding cells,’‘ says Matt Tucker, Project Engineer in charge of all robotic applications at Tucker’s Machine & Steel Service Inc. in Leesburg, Florida.  ‘‘People get tired and bored welding thousands of the

Automotive Stamping Study at DaimlerChrysler Finds New Vacuum Technology Elicits Potential Annual Savings of $400,000/plant

POSTED: 12/14/2005

  Summary A recent comparative vacuum technology study performed by Dr. Kingman Yee, as part of a DaimlerChrysler Summer Intern Professors Program, found that air consumption could be reduced by 98% when equipping a robot’s end-of-arm tooling with COAX® technology and a Vacustat™ check valve.  The study

Robust Changer for Robotic Spot Welding

POSTED: 01/01/2000

Republished with Permission from Automotive Manufacturing & Production magazine - copyright January 2000.  A robotic tool changer from ATI Industrial Automation (Garner, NC) has been launched that is specially designed for transgun resistance welding operations-not only for the performance of the welding tasks, but for facilitating the required maintenance

Increase Production with Machine Tending Cell

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Increase Production with Machine Tending Cell Company: EPSON Factory Automation Robotics Submitted by: John Clark Contact: info@robots.epson.com Industry: Metal cutting Application: Machine tending cell Integrator: None Problem: Customer needed to increase production from 2 to 6 pieces per minute. Secondary objectives were to reduce changeover times and to have  the ability to

A Firm Grip -- Robots Transfer Vehicle Wheels to Chain Conveyor

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The KUKA robots in use at Südrad, a manufacturer of steel disc wheels, not only have a "firm grip" on the wheels produced there; they have also mastered the art of transferring them to a circular conveyor moving at a variable velocity. The crucial requirements for implementation of this application


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