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Robotics Case Studies

Peripherals: Inspection

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,

Robotmaster Reduces Outsourcing, Increases Production and Profitability

POSTED: 11/17/2015

Groupe Gravel, a Quebec-based machining and

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.

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

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

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

Katayama American Company Automates In-Line Measurement

POSTED: 01/20/2010

Problem: Katayama American Company, Inc. (KACI) came to Dynalog with the following challenge:  Integrate a robot from Motoman and 3D sensor from LMI to perform 100% in-line inspection of up to 12 features on each of the

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

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

Automated Injection Molding Operation

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Problem: Customer builds electronic components for the automotive industry. They had only 30 seconds to unload molded circuit plates from a four cavity mold, inspect each cavity to ensure that no debris was left behind, load a new insert into each cavity and inspect each insert for proper location

Rapid Design and Deployment of Special-Purpose Automated Product Inspection Systems

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Sandia's Intelligent Systems and Robotics Center (ISRC) has proven its capability to develop and deploy automated inspection stations. ISRC designers meet with customers to compile a list of requirements, specifications, and hardware and software needs. From those requirements, a cost-effective system is developed to meet their special

Epson Automated Inspection Cell

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Problem: A Tier 1 automotive supplier needed to prevent the accidental shipment of defective parts to their customers. Traditional methods had operators inspecting parts; separating known good parts from known defective


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