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Robotics Case Studies

Date: Last 12 Months

Quanta Storage Case Study

POSTED: 10/03/2016

Background Quanta Storage, a subsidiary of Quanta Computer, is one of the major suppliers of storage products to leading computer manufacturers around the world. Relentlessly focused on innovation, Quanta aimed to evolve its products into the cloud and beyond, and also revolutionize its manufacturing processes for greater efficiency and control. Quanta

Revolutionizing the Dairy Industry

POSTED: 06/23/2016

The Kroger Company (Kroger)(NYSE:KR) is one of the world’s largest grocery retailers with fiscal 2014 sales of $108.5 billion. Kroger runs 37 manufacturing plants that produce about 40 percent of the corporate brand units sold in its stores throughout the United States. Challenges TO DELIVER EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY and freshness to its

Utilizing Warehouse Automation

POSTED: 06/22/2016

L’Oréal U.S.A. (L’Oréal) is the world’s largest health and beauty care company with fiscal 2015 sales of $28.39 million. Founded in 1909, L’Oréal is based in Clichy, France with headquarters in New York City, Berkeley Heights, NJ and Melbourne, Australia. L’Oréal is present in 130 countries with 43 factories and

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,

Robotic Part Transfer Between Asynchronous Processes

POSTED: 04/10/2016

Client Overview: Belcan was contracted by its client to design and build an innovative manufacturing system for a new energy storage product line. The new system would automatically  coat and dry electrodes for a new battery technology. Challenges: A critical part of the new process involved transferring newly coated electrodes from a slurry

Five Robots Travel Around the World – Centralized unitizing robots prove reliable and flexible

POSTED: 03/17/2016

Motion Controls Robotics, Inc (MCRI) helps a large pulp and paper company relocate and expand their current robotic unitizing system. FREMONT, OH  – Seven years ago MCRI designed and integrated a robotic unitizer using five, FANUC M410 robots for centralized unitizing of caseloads from production at a large

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

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

Robotmaster Reduces Outsourcing, Increases Production and Profitability

POSTED: 11/17/2015

Groupe Gravel, a Quebec-based machining and

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