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Robotics Case Studies

Peripherals: Machine Vision

IPSUMM’s New Flexible, Scalable IRIS Production Cells Promise to Revolutionize Conventional Manufacturing Processes — with a Little Help from Mitsubishi Electric

POSTED: 05/17/2016

Solution RV2FBD1S15 6-Axis Robot L02CPU-P Programmable Logic Controller IPSUMM Product Benefits Quick switching among diverse manufacturing tasks Easy to reconfigure manufacturing capacity Scalability reduces capital investment demands Mitsubishi Electric Value-added Advantages Robust programming support Timely product availability Responsive service BACKGROUND Newly expanding to a 18,000 sq. ft. facility in the scenic,

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

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

Robotmaster Reduces Outsourcing, Increases Production and Profitability

POSTED: 11/17/2015

Groupe Gravel, a Quebec-based machining and

Carnegie Mellon Successfully Exploiting Manufacturing Robots with Robotmaster

POSTED: 09/18/2013

Client Profile:   Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is a global research university with campuses located in Pittsburgh, Qatar and Silicon Valley.  The Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture in Pittsburgh has consistently ranked in the top ten professional architecture degree programs, with a reputation for being

Robotic Press Break-Automated Metal Bending

POSTED: 08/14/2013

Midwest Engineering Systems Inc. (MWES) provided a Robotic Brake Press Tending System to automate the metal part bending process of a Bystronics Brake Press for a metal fabricator.  The goal is to completely automate the brake press to bend a variety of different parts. The Challenge: Must be capable of

A Measuring Robot Ensures “Just-in-Time” Assembly

POSTED: 12/28/2012

In automotive supplier Lear Corporation’s demand-led production, robot arms from Universal Robots play a crucial role: The lightweight robots assemble car seats by locating, measuring and tightening screws on car seats resulting in shorter throughput time and greater process reliability. Just-in-time assembly is an established production model in the

Fast Forward for Image-Based ID Readers

POSTED: 10/11/2011

VSoC-powered readers increase read rates, reduce downtime and speed setup In the not-so-distant past, manufacturers using laser scanners and conventional area-scan image based readers had to put up with inherent technology limitations. Laser scanners, for example, have a hard time reading barcodes through plastic shrink-wrap, barcodes printed on flexible

Painting the Stealth

POSTED: 06/01/2008

U.S. F-117A Nighthawks, also known as Stealth fighters, swoop largely undetected through radar because their "radar-invisible" paint and angular exterior minimize reflected signals. Over the next few years, the fleet of F-117As will be refurbished, including removing the aging thin films and

Fully Automated Inspection for Surgical Implants

POSTED: 04/18/2008

100% inspection and identification is essential for most products. Low-volume production often goes hand-in-hand with high costs, particularly if the variety of products concerned is also extensive. DePuy Spine (a Johnson and Johnson company based in

Machine Vision and Industrial Robots: A Powerful Team

POSTED: 10/05/2004

Machine Vision and Industrial Robots: A Powerful Team Reprinted by Permission from Robotics World Magazine (Posted 10/05/2004) While robotic assembly applications have increased in both number and complexity over the years, a large number of applications have been passed over due to technology.

Surround and Diversion by a Squad of Mobile Robotic Vehicles

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Cooperating squads of robotic vehicles may some day be employed for tasks such as fighting forest fires, cleaning up oil spills, delivering and distributing supplies to remote field operations and conducting a variety of military missions. Control and coordination of groups or squads of robots has thus


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