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Robotics Case Studies

Application: Material Handling

Robotics Makes the Right Move for Medifast

POSTED: 03/22/2017

Delta robot adds flexible automation, improves transfer between poucher and cartoner Challenge: Improve product transfer between Medifast's pouching and cartoning machine KHS Bartelt and Rexroth Solution: Three-axis delta picker robot controlled by Rexroth’s IndraMotion MLC motion logic control platform IndraControl L65 controller with Sercos ring IndraDrive Mi cabinet-free integrated servo motor/drives IndraDrive M digital intelligent servo drives IndraDyn

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

Shifting into the Future with OCTOPUZ Robotic Software

POSTED: 11/18/2016

In an ever-competitive and increasingly globalized world, the automotive industry is constantly striving for innovation. This creativity is often applied to vehicle interiors, where their design has remained an important factor for today’s discerning customer, especially in the luxury market. In Germany, international part-manufacturer Oechsler recently forged a partnership with MBFZ toolcraft GmbH where

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

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

Schmalz large area grippers also excelling

POSTED: 04/02/2015

America’s largest manufacturer of hardwood plywood and hardwood veneer products was able to resolve the issues with their feeder. The new handling solution installed in one of the facilities proved that this advanced gripping technology was the right choice. This is the 3rd generation evolution of Schmalz large area grippers. The

Efficient handling of metal sheets

POSTED: 04/02/2015

Holding force, lateral force absorption, adaptability to the work piece, long life, environmentally friendly design and a clear reduction in costs: With the suction pads series SAXM, the German producer of vacuum technology J. Schmalz GmbH, sets new standards in sheet metal processing. The requirements of the automotive and sheet metal

Simple Solutions for Multi-carriage Tracks

POSTED: 02/09/2015

Kawasaki Robotics US


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