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Robotics Case Studies

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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

How to Properly Seal Housings with RTV Silicone

POSTED: 03/01/2016

Problem A manufacturer of hybrid power electronics needed to assemble and seal control module housings with high efficiency and 100% confidence. Solution Flexible Automation, Inc. (FAI) manufactures robotic systems that assemble and test automotive, consumer, and medical devices. 30 years of experience led to a system that dispenses RTV silicone and

Automated Clutch Assembly Pack Machine

POSTED: 03/01/2016

Problem A company recently contacted Flexible Automation Inc. with a need to assemble clutch packs and be able to run verification tests post assembly to ensure quality. They also wanted to be able to automate the entire process to allow for uninterrupted production.  Solution With a deep history of experience to

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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