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Robotics Case Studies

Peripherals: Safety

Safer Material Handling: Protecting People Who Use Conveyors

POSTED: 12/20/2016

Challenge Material handling equipment, like conveyors, is used in hundreds of industries worldwide. Materials, containers, products…they often need to be transported from one point to another. And this means energized moving parts, machinery, and the possibility of injury if the equipment is used incorrectly. When a major, international leader in

Universal Robots Racks Up the Benefits at Eatelex

POSTED: 12/12/2016

Installing a Universal Robot to pick metal parts out of a press brake solved several automation headaches at Etalex; a Canadian manufacturer of shelving systems that had no room for safety guarding in front of the press and needed a flexible user-friendly robot that could safely handle the pick and

Mobile Robot Colleagues on Wheels Increase Productivity and Worker Safety at Scott Fetzer Electrical Group

POSTED: 12/12/2016

A mobile fleet of Universal Robots will now receive daily work orders to solve ever-changing tasks with high mix - low volume electronics manufacturer Scott Fetzer Electrical Group (SFEG) in Tennessee. The collaborative robots have optimized production by 20 percent, taking over monotonous and potentially hazardous tasks from employees now

Robot Colleagues Boost the Bottom Line

POSTED: 12/12/2016

For the Danish company Stantræk, automation means growth. The company that processes sheet metal and coils is now able to expand production without significant increases in payroll. From 2008-2013, revenue nearly doubled from $4M to $7M while the number of employees increased from 21 to 28 only. Much of the

Vision-Guided Collaborative Robots Deliver Fast Return On Investment in Production of Firehose Valves

POSTED: 12/12/2016

Task Force Tips, a manufacturer of firefighting equipment, wanted to promote and maximize their personnel tending machining cells into more complex tasks while keeping spindle time up and product quality consistent. The Indiana-based manufacturer has now installed four collaborative Universal Robots delivering savings resulting in a return on their investment

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

Pilz automation system PSS 4000 Monitors Fire Protection System

POSTED: 01/27/2015

Hackensches Quartier, in Berlin, Germany, opted for the Pilz automation system PSS 4000 to monitor their fire protection system.  The building complex spans 44,000 square meters with the industry-proven PSS 4000 monitoring the fire protection system, ensuring that smoke extraction concepts that are triggered will work reliably, thus providing safety

Carnegie Mellon Successfully Exploiting Manufacturing Robots with Robotmaster

POSTED: 09/18/2013

Client Profile:   Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is a global research university with campuses located in Pittsburgh, Qatar and Silicon Valley.  The Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture in Pittsburgh has consistently ranked in the top ten professional architecture degree programs, with a reputation for being

Plastics Unlimited

POSTED: 02/08/2013

ISO 13849-1 IN ACTION: Plastics Unlimited in Preston, Iowa   For most people, the coming of a new year means new resolutions. For many U.S. manufacturers, however, a new year often means new regulations – and this year has been no different. Perhaps one of this

Danish Robot Reduces Cost, Optimizes Production at Precision Engineering Company

POSTED: 12/28/2012

Rising wages and the intricate management of the labour force have created a challenging work environment for a Singapore-based company, Sky Engineering. For a long time, this precision engineering company tried to reduce their production costs. They finally succeeded with the implementation of Universal Robots in one of their CNC

Robot Saves Man Years at Dairy

POSTED: 12/28/2012

Iceland's biggest dairy, Mjólkursamsalan Akureyri, uses two UR5 robots in its production of milk products. Their deployment saves the dairy several man years of monotonous work every year. The first UR5 robot was installed in September 2011 in connection with modifications to a cream cheese production line. One

Multi-Application Robot Arm is 'Child's Play' to Programme

POSTED: 12/28/2012

Traditional robots can substantially boost productivity but generally they are large devices that are application-specific and complex to programme.  They need high production volumes to justify both capital cost and integration time.  For a manufacturer new to robotics this can be off-putting and also uneconomical if products and batch sizes

New Robot Lends Precision and Reliability to Production of Hearing Aids

POSTED: 12/28/2012

Hearing device manufacturer Oticon needed a more flexible robot to handle the tiny hearing device components in its production. The company found the ideal solution in the six-axis robot from Danish company Universal Robots. Employing robots in the production process was not a new concept to Oticon. This manufacturer of hearing

Multi-Contact 10BV Connectors Used to Ensure a Reliable and High-Power Battery Connection in Electric Vehicles

POSTED: 10/25/2012

Business needs – Background A manufacturer of electric vehicle conversions offering  a wide range of products, from small cars to large busses. 


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