Robotics Case Studies
Application: Arc Welding
Manitowoc Cranes recently implemented a unique triple robot tandem-arc welding automation solution in its Shady Grove, Pennsylvania factory to solve several common challenges faced by many U.S. manufacturers today. Despite a shortage of skilled
Many fab shops in the U.S. are getting pounded by foreign competition, but LB Steel, LLC/Coburn Steel Products is successfully fighting back -- thanks in part to robotic welding.
Fanalca S.A. is a motorcycle assembly and manufacturing company for Honda located in Cali, Columbia. Thanks to RobotWorx, a robotics integrator based in Ohio, they were able to install their first welding robot. Fast service, low cost robots, and a strong Internet presence
‘‘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
Founded in 1932, Tru-Form Steel and Wire, Inc. (Hartford City, IN) is a third-generation, family-owned and operated full-service fabrication company that now employs 100 people. Two Tru-Form plants in Hartford City and one plant in Muncie all use robotic automation to fabricate and weld a wide variety of returnable
With demand for their truss fabrication equipment and other technology-driven products and services for the building components industry skyrocketing -- Alpine Engineered Products, Inc.’s Equipment Division was unable to build the industry-leading company’s AutoMills and Roll-A-Master systems fast enough. Due to long lead times, Alpine began
RELIABOT® PC Adhesive Inspection is a complete, packaged solution for inspecting the bead of adhesive, sealant, foam, or other material around the perimeter of a part. The solution consists of a bundled Panel PC, Cognex Frame Grabber card, Opto-22 I/O card, Sony cameras, Tectivity
Republished with Permission from Automotive Manufacturing & Production magazine - copyright January 2000. A robotic tool changer from ATI Industrial Automation (Garner, NC) has been launched that is specially designed for transgun resistance welding operations-not only for the performance of the welding tasks, but for facilitating the required maintenance
Orto MAQUET, a 1500-employee German company, and leading operating table manufacturer for the last 150 years, innovates with a new automated cell called CASPAR (Computer Assisted Surgical Planning And Robotics): the first and only robotic surgical system for bone and joint surgery. CASPAR is modern technology for joint-replacement surgery, initially focusing
Problem: Need for updated system with enhance reliability for welding of components. Solution: Design of a turnkey robotic welding system with greatly enhanced reliability for welding of ROPS (Roll Over Protection System) supports for crawler type tractors. The operator is allowed unlimited access to the inactive positioner for loading/unloading, jogging
Challenges Increase manufacturing capacity to 50-60 frames per day. Reduce dependency on a small number of skilled manual welders.