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Robotics Case Studies

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Revolutionizing the Dairy Industry

POSTED: 06/23/2016

The Kroger Company (Kroger)(NYSE:KR) is one of the world’s largest grocery retailers with fiscal 2014 sales of $108.5 billion. Kroger runs 37 manufacturing plants that produce about 40 percent of the corporate brand units sold in its stores throughout the United States. Challenges TO DELIVER EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY and freshness to its

Utilizing Warehouse Automation

POSTED: 06/22/2016

L’Oréal U.S.A. (L’Oréal) is the world’s largest health and beauty care company with fiscal 2015 sales of $28.39 million. Founded in 1909, L’Oréal is based in Clichy, France with headquarters in New York City, Berkeley Heights, NJ and Melbourne, Australia. L’Oréal is present in 130 countries with 43 factories and

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

Custom-Engineered EOAT and Degating System Puts Pr

POSTED: 03/19/2014

How SAS Automation helped an automotive parts leader automate a complicated degating process and increase productivity with a specially designed end-of-arm tooling (EOAT) system. The Client Delphi is one of the world’s leading suppliers of electronics, parts, and technologies for the consumer and commercial segments of the automotive

Intelligrated integrates Alvey robotic and conventional palletizing system to handle Hershey’s wide range of product

POSTED: 03/17/2014

Intelligrated integrates Alvey robotic and conventional palletizing system to handle Hershey’s wide range of product   Please note: Intelligrated acquired Alvey® palletizing products through its purchase of the North and South American operations of FKI Logistex® in June 2009.   At the Hershey manufacturing facility where packaging systems engineer Alex

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

Rexroth VarioFlow conveyors offer modular advantages for Oak State products from wrapping, to cartoning, to case packing

POSTED: 08/30/2011

Easy-to-assemble modular approach adds both packaging capacity and flexibility for food products customer needs When food product consumers’ tastes change, food product manufacturers’ processes need to change with them, to stay ahead in a competitive marketplace. That’s where Oak State Products, a Wenona, Illinois-based contract packager and manufacturer of baked goods,

Robotic Submerged Arc Welding

POSTED: 07/02/2009

INDUSTRY Cast Iron Pipe PROJECT NAME Thrust Collars PARTS Ductile Iron Pipe CUSTOMER BENEFITS Automates the subarc welding process Adapts weld program to part variations Controls all aspects of the production cycle Improves product quality and consistency Tracks service and maintenance requirements SYSTEM OVERVIEW The welding cell

Robotic Plasma Cutting

POSTED: 07/02/2009

BENEFITS High speed cutting Less heat-affected zone Cuts all metals including aluminum and stainless steel Produces quality bevel cuts for welding Follows part/shape contours Minimal cleanup Reduced part warpage Process versatility using tool changers PROCESS OVERVIEW Plasma cutting is a process where an ionized gas conducts electricity creating a hot, energized

Robots Speed up Flashlight Assembly, Cut Costs

POSTED: 11/13/2008

SureFire LLC, located in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a manufacturer of professional-grade, high-intensity flashlights. The extra-rugged, extra powerful flashlights are used in a variety of demanding applications. Although much of the flashlight assembly process was already


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