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Robotic Resources

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Small FAB & Machine Shop Gets Big Results with Robots

POSTED: 10/10/2007

‘‘It would take four men to keep up with one of our new robotic welding cells,’‘ says Matt Tucker, Project Engineer in charge of all robotic applications at Tucker’s Machine & Steel Service Inc. in Leesburg, Florida.  ‘‘People get tired and bored welding thousands of the

Flexible Deburring Tool Helps Aluminum Caster Economically and Safely Remove Flashing

POSTED: 08/17/2007

  ‘‘Flashing on die cast parts must be removed for operational, safety and aesthetic reasons, but how this chore is completed has always come under considerable scrutiny by manufacturing engineers and more important Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulators.  With the new, patented Flexdeburr™ tool we

Bosch Rexroth Helps Semiconductor Equipment Company Lower Costs, Simplify Purchasing

POSTED: 07/16/2007

  Semiconductor manufacturing is probably the most exact manufacturing activity in the world. Companies are using expensive, precise machinery to produce semiconductor wafers whose features will soon be measured down to the thickness of atoms. The latest generation of processing equipment uses round silicon wafers 300 mm in diameter and achieves line

Robotics Partner with AGVs to Increase Production Flexibility and Speed
QComp Technologies, Inc.

POSTED: 06/06/2006

Manufacturers in the United States, in attempting to remain competitive in a global economy, often reach for technology to help improve production efficiency and reduce labor costs. For many companies, that technological boost comes in the form of robotics. And one area that is paying the most

ToyMaker 3000

POSTED: 06/03/2004

What is one of the most sophisticated Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) assembly factories doing at a Museum?  ToyMaker 3000, now open permanently at The Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) in Chicago, produces an assembled Gravitron toy top at a rate of

Robotic Coating: Robots Improve Productivity at Glasland Industries


Glasland Industries Inc., a manufacturer of fiberglass products, recently converted its chop and gel coating area from manual operations to robotics after the company was awarded a large contract to manufacture the fiberglass housings of ventilation fans for use in hen houses. Aggressive production plans and

Rapid Response Investigation of Robots for Post-Accident Safety Assessment


When conditions are too dangerous for people after mine disasters, robots can go safely where people cannot to locate survivors, check the atmosphere, or assess the condition of the mine. That is the premise of the US Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA); and

Speed Palletizing


Problem: Intensive manual labor required to depalletize bags of seed. Solution: Design of a turnkey system to automated the process of depalletizing various sizes and weights of bags of seed.  With this system the robot lifts up to three bags at a time.  (No one in the industry was moving

SCARA Robot Equipped with an Integrated Vision System, Special End of Arm Vacuum Tooling and a Conveyor System Automates Packaging


Problem: A major pharmaceutical company needed a fully automated packaging to load tablets into cavity blister packs. When packaged manually, unacceptably high scrap rates were common because of the tablets’ soft exterior finish. Solution: Engineers at Janssen-Ortho LLC (a Johnson & Johnson Company pharmaceutical partner) in Gurabo, PR designed

Machine Loading Cell Made More Efficient with Robotic System


Problem: The customer wanted to match and automate an existing Okuma machining center with a new Okuma twin spindle vertical lathe.  The operations included maching 8 different bearing housings weighing approximately 40 lbs. each.  Some parts required side 'A' and side 'B' machining, which accounted for 15 separate

Case Palletizing at SICO-MULCO


  SICO Inc. manufactures and distributes trade, industrial, and specialty paints, varnishes, stains, coatings, caulkings and adhesives to Canada, Mexico, United States and Europe under a variety of brand names.   SICO Inc.’s St-Hubert’s plant in St-Hubert, Quebec, Canada, recently implemented the company’s first robotic palletizing workcell to

Small Part Deburring


Problem: Intensive manual labor in a high temperature environment required to unload powdered metal parts from a press deburr and load into an oven for hardening. Solution: Design of a turnkey robotic system to automated the load/unload deburring process.  The operator is no longer required in the high temperature environment. 

Motoman System Surpasses Cutting Accuracy and Cycle Time Requirements


 Challenges Achieve 34-second cycle time, making a 7” bottom cut and a 5” top cut on 0.032” galvanized steel parts (body sides) weighing approximately 30 lbs. each.Produce straight, dross-free edge cut with accuracy within ± 0.020” on

Large Part Handling & Deburring


Problem: Intensive manual labor required to deburr engine crankshaft and provide a way to check for quality of previous operation. Solution: Design of a turnkey system to automated the process of deburring and performing a quality check of previous operation on two crankshaft styles.  The robot is able to manipulate

Flexible Router Trimming


Problem: A blow molder company based in South Carolina looked to expand theirt rimming capacity as well as improve the trimming accuracy of their finished products.  In addition, this blow molder wanted to reduce injuries relatedto trimming while increasing productivity and reducing labor and capitalequipment costs. Solution: Robotic Production Technology (RPT) has designed

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