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Robotic Resources

Case Studies

Industry : Rubber & Plastics

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

One Multitasking Robot, Two Heavy-Lifting Jobs

POSTED: 11/19/2010

This is one busy robot, working on one side of a manufacturing cell to case-pack, and then swinging around to palletize the heavy cases. Operators are spared the heavy lifting, and throughput has climbed by 35 percent. As sales climbed dramatically for 21.5-lb. bulk plastic bottles of windshield-washer fluid

Trimming challenging materials with waterjet

POSTED: 08/11/2008

Challenge Plastics Unlimited is an Iowa-based company that manufactures custom thermoformed products including automotive and recreational vehicle trim, shipping pallets, packaging materials, covers and shrouds. Plastics Unlimited has also developed a unique,

Bosch Rexroth Helps Semiconductor Equipment Company Lower Costs, Simplify Purchasing

POSTED: 07/16/2007

  Semiconductor manufacturing is probably the most exact manufacturing activity in the world. Companies are using expensive, precise machinery to produce semiconductor wafers whose features will soon be measured down to the thickness of atoms. The latest generation of processing equipment uses round silicon wafers 300 mm in diameter and achieves line

Shell Solar Implements Robotics to Increase Productivity

POSTED: 01/27/2005

Fossil fuels giant Shell Oil Company investing in solar energy? To most people, the two mix about as well as oil and water. After all, the Shell brand brings to mind a company with a strong heritage of sprawling oil refineries,

RX Robots Bring Added Flexibility to the Moulding Shop

POSTED: 03/05/2004

Automated Assemblies Corporation (AAC) of Clinton MA, specialists in flexible automation solutions for the plastics injection moulding industry, have joined forces with Stäubli to bring to users the additional benefits of six-axis robotics. AAC have always been associated with the development and application of new technologies aimed at reducing operating costs,

Space Saving Material Handling Solution from Robohand

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Stewart Connector, a manufacturer of plastic connectors for the electronics industry, was experiencing a costly increase in set-up times on a material handling application.  New to the company, and as yet unfamiliar with Stewart's CAD software, manufacturing engineer Keith Crawford was dissatisfied with components supplied by his current supplier (Before

Automatic Wafer Handling

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Faverges (France) - In 1997, INFINEON, formerly SIEMENS, began working with Stäubli to provide a robot for wafer handling. INFINEON selected three Stäubli RX130 CR Class 10 Cleanroom robots for this project. The capability of this six-axis articulated robot arm allowed INFINEON to successfully respond to the increasing demand for wafers.

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

Robotic Production Technology Helps Medallion Plastics, Inc. Increase Production by 35% While Reducing Scrap and Improving Trimming Quality

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Challenge Medallion Plastics, Inc., one of the largest custom thermoformers in Indiana, has undergone tremendous growth in size and diversification since the company was founded in 1976.  The company started as a manufacturer of thermoformed products for the recreational vehicle industry and now supplies quality products


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