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Robotics Case Studies

Industry : Aerospace

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

Schmalz Lifters Effective at Reducing Injury and Worker Compensation Claims

POSTED: 05/05/2015

In today’s world it is essential that companies run lean and efficient processes while increasing ergonomic and safe work-flows that protect and broaden the work force. Vacuum Tube Lifters are an economical and practical tool for meeting each of these essential goals. In 2010 an independent study conducted at Munster International Airport reported that after one

Laser Hybrid Welding with Gantry Robot

POSTED: 02/09/2015

Precision hybrid laser welding is a demanding application with strict requirements for precision and vibration free motion. Laser welding over large work surfaces is even more difficult –

Simple Solutions for Multi-carriage Tracks

POSTED: 02/09/2015

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Intuitive Robot Programming for Flexible Aerospace Manufacturing

POSTED: 01/21/2015

Robots are proving to be flexible tools for aircraft manufacturing and assembly. Their full poten-tial however can be limited by the challenges of programming a robot in a CAD/CAM environ-ment. Software that integrates offline programming, simulation, code generation, and path opti-mization makes the process seamless and error-free. Robots are

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

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

AV&R Vision & Robotics

POSTED: 08/31/2011

Client Profile: AV&R Vision & Robotics is a leader in industrial automation, offering intelligent automation solutions to optimize manufacturing processes and to control quality. The Company has developed a broad range of expertise in enabling robots to perform complex tasks that traditionally could be performed only

Tray Loading Robot

POSTED: 05/05/2010

Customer Information – ASCO Sintering is an employee-owned company and is a leader in the design and manufacturing of powdered metal products. For the past 50 years, ASCO Sintering has maintained strong relationships with several Fortune 500 companies in

Centerless Grinder Automation

POSTED: 04/30/2010

Customer Information - The customer runs a precision machine shop manufacturing a great variety of parts for the industrial, commercial and aerospace markets. Part volumes are low to medium. Application - Automation of a Royal Master TG - 12 manual centerless

Classic Metal Finishing: Robot Provides Increased Production and Flexibility…A Robot Case Study

POSTED: 12/07/2009

Classic Metal Finishing, based in Jackson, Mich., is a supplier of components for the aerospace, motorcycle, racing, and medical industries. The plant was purchased in February, 2008 by Classic Metal Finishing and Classic Turning.  Classic Turning performs high-end CNC machining of components and Classic Metal Finishing performs anodizing and dry

Speeding Up During Global Slowdown

POSTED: 04/21/2009

Introduction The competitiveness among companies in the highly automated metal fabrication industry is tough in these days of global economical slowdown. Efficient production along with a high output of the line(s) is crucial for the plants. Plants with low productivity will quickly

Waterjet Stripping System helps GE reduce cost and improve productivity

POSTED: 08/28/2008

Challenge For the past 12 years, GE Strother used a waterjet stripping machine with a closed loop filtering process to remove thermal sprayed coatings from jet engine components. Thermal coatings, made of ultra-fine grained metal alloys or ceramics, are applied to protect the base material of components that are exposed

Robotic Workhorse Rides Rails at Applied Engineering

POSTED: 03/18/2008

Applied Engineering, Inc. (Yankton, SD) manufactures precision machined aluminum components and assemblies for a broad range of applications in aerospace, defense and commercial applications.  ISO 9001, AS9100 and NADCAP certified, the company prides itself on innovation and use of cutting-edge automation to produce high-quality


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