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Robotic Resources

Case Studies

Industry : Automotive

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

Visual Components OEM solution for KUKA

POSTED: 01/10/2013

KUKA, one of the world’s leading suppliers of industrial robots and systems, wanted to shorten the time from concept to production for its products and systems, in particular the generation of robot programs. When dealing with highly sophisticated production lines and multi-robot work cell installations one of the best ways

Resistance spot-welding of aluminium moves from test phase to production-line implementation

POSTED: 04/30/2012

Georg Fischer Automotive uses innovative resistance spot-welding process for vehicle door-frame joins The automobile industry supplier Georg Fischer Automotive has deployed an innovative version of the highly productive resistance spot-welding process to weld joins on the door-frames of the new Porsche Panamera. Delta Spot has allowed the car-making specialists at GFA’s

Combination of Robots and CDLR Conveyors Increases Production Up-Time

POSTED: 01/05/2012

Tech-Con Automation combines Robots and CDLR conveyors to Increase Production Up-Time A Tech-Con Automation client is a Tier 1 manufacturer of engine cradles. The client required an automated way to handle cradles going into and coming out of a protective coating process prior to shipping. CHALLENGES Part

Injection Molder Gets Robotic Automation Right the First Time

POSTED: 06/01/2010

…and every time thereafter. Employing robots to automate repetitive machine-tending tasks has provided Nyloncraft Inc., an injection-molding contract manufacturer, the flexibility to add labor in key areas where it was needed to support growth, without having to hire new employees.  So says Nyloncraft

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

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

Elgin Sweeper Keeps Ahead of Indoor Air Quality Curve

POSTED: 09/08/2009

Fume control practices increasingly have become a significant focus in welding shops nationwide as the enforcement date nears for the new, more stringent Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) regulations. As of May 31, 2010, shops that weld on stainless steel, alloy steel or hardfacing alloys containing chromium or use chromium-containing

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

Robotic Welding Gives Chrysler and Dodge Motorsports Competitive Edge in NASCAR 'Car of Tomorrow'

POSTED: 02/23/2009

Manufacturer Finds 75-Percent Productivity Increase, Teams Pay Roughly 50 Percent Less for Frames NASCAR drivers work under extreme conditions – making split-second decisions while traveling at speeds nearing 200 mph and precariously looking to move ahead when the next car is mere feet away. The safety, integrity and performance of

OLP/SIMULATION

POSTED: 10/16/2008

Since implementing offline programming, and then refining the process, Johnson Controls, Inc. has dramatically reduced programming costs wile improving production uptime in its robotic waterjet-cutting cells.  JCI reduced line utilization for programming purposes by 96 percent, from 50 hours to 2 hours, with an 82

A Turn for the Better -- Gripper Extends Robot's Work Envelope

POSTED: 06/01/2008

When packaging stamped parts, a KUKA robot reaches out beyond its "natural" work envelope - an advantage which makes investment in a larger robot unnecessary. This cost-effective solution is based on an eccentric gripper by means of which the carrier being used can be filled all the way to the


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