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Case Studies

Industry : Life Sciences Pharma Biomed Medical Devices

Piezo Motors Power MRI Robot

POSTED: 09/30/2014

Surgeons treating brain cancer face a conundrum: They can capture ultra-high-resolution images of the tumor using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or they can use ultra-precise surgical tools to remove the tumor, but they can’t do both at the same time. At least they couldn’t previously. Today, Worcester Polytechnic Institute professor

Robotic Biopsy System Drives the Point Home

POSTED: 07/18/2012

Compact, high-torque motors precisely control biopsy needle to improve speed, efficiency, and radiation exposure.   It started out with a simple question one day during Dr. Rajiv Gupta’s residency at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH): Why, with CT scanners routinely achieving submillimeter

Automation speeds Pharmaceutical Dispensing

POSTED: 07/18/2012

  Lines at your local pharmacy will be a thing of the past, if ScriptPro (Mission, Kansas) has anything to say about it. The company’s automated prescription dispensing systems can handle everything from tablets and capsules to packages of ointments, offering complete

Fast Forward for Image-Based ID Readers

POSTED: 10/11/2011

VSoC-powered readers increase read rates, reduce downtime and speed setup In the not-so-distant past, manufacturers using laser scanners and conventional area-scan image based readers had to put up with inherent technology limitations. Laser scanners, for example, have a hard time reading barcodes through plastic shrink-wrap, barcodes printed on flexible

Deployment of Robots Within Insert Molding Workcells Results in Dramatic Improvements

POSTED: 04/29/2009

Every year products are being made smaller and smaller and tolerances become tighter and tighter. And when you add the need to meet strict safety-code requirements, it becomes a formula for finding new ways to

Fully Automated Inspection for Surgical Implants

POSTED: 04/18/2008

100% inspection and identification is essential for most products. Low-volume production often goes hand-in-hand with high costs, particularly if the variety of products concerned is also extensive. DePuy Spine (a Johnson and Johnson company based in

Robotic Welding Buoys Launch of Sturdier Examination Tables

POSTED: 03/09/2007

  Midmark Corporation introduces new feature-laden examination tables by banking on robotic resistance welding to provide a cost-effective method to construct an aesthetically pleasing, yet strengthened, cabinet assembly. In 2003 the marketing team at healthcare-product supplier Midmark Corp., based in Versailles, Ohio, challenged its manufacturing team to develop

Robotic Packaging of Lipstick Containers Decreases Downtime

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SMALL ITEM PACKAGING:     A CASE STUDY             GOAL: Decrease downtime and increase productivity on a packaging line. CHALLENGE: Pick small diameter tubes (in this case, lipstick containers) from a conveyor and place them in

Dispensing DNA Genetic Material

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Contact: info@robots.epson.com Industry: Biotechnology Application: Dispensing DNA genetic material Problem: Research Genetics Inc. needed a fully automated system that would increase productivity, meet extremely tight repeatability specifications and achieve high dot placement density. In addition they required a system that could be programmed in C in order to maintain

Dispensing DNA Genetic Material

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Problem: Research Genetics Inc. needed a fully automated system that would increase productivity, meet extremely tight repeatability specifications and achieve high dot placement density. In addition they required a system that could be programmed in C in order to maintain conformity with other applications in their


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