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Robotic Resources

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Industry : Automotive

OLP/SIMULATION

POSTED: 10/16/2008

Since implementing offline programming, and then refining the process, Johnson Controls, Inc. has dramatically reduced programming costs wile improving production uptime in its robotic waterjet-cutting cells.  JCI reduced line utilization for programming purposes by 96 percent, from 50 hours to 2 hours, with an 82

A Turn for the Better -- Gripper Extends Robot's Work Envelope

POSTED: 06/01/2008

When packaging stamped parts, a KUKA robot reaches out beyond its "natural" work envelope - an advantage which makes investment in a larger robot unnecessary. This cost-effective solution is based on an eccentric gripper by means of which the carrier being used can be filled all the way to the

RobotWorx Used Robot Finds a Home in Columbia, South America

POSTED: 05/18/2008

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

Auto Supplier Adds Handling Robots; Fully Automates Assembly of Engine Manifolds

POSTED: 08/10/2007

  Keihin IPT Mfg, Inc. (KIM), a Tier-One automotive supplier of fuel and air management systems for a leading Japanese automaker, is no stranger to robotic automation.  This subsidiary of Keihin Indiana Precision Technology, Inc, (KIPT) implemented their first robot into their die casting area in 1988

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

Robots Rack Up Productivity at Tru-Form

POSTED: 12/14/2006

  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

Engineered Machined Products: A Company Standing the Test of Time in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

POSTED: 09/19/2006

Engineered Machined Products (EMP), based in Escanaba, Mich., is a Tier 1 supplier to major diesel engine manufacturers.  It is hard to imagine that such a successful and high-tech manufacturing operation is located in the natural beauty of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, but it’s there, and if

Engineered Machined Products: A Company Standing the Test of Time in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

POSTED: 09/19/2006

Engineered Machined Products (EMP), based in Escanaba, Mich., is a Tier 1 supplier to major diesel engine manufacturers.  It is hard to imagine that such a successful and high-tech manufacturing operation is located in the natural beauty of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, but it’s there, and if

Robots Help Alpine Achieve Peak Performance, Productivity

POSTED: 09/19/2006

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

Automotive Stamping Study at DaimlerChrysler Finds New Vacuum Technology Elicits Potential Annual Savings of $400,000/plant

POSTED: 12/14/2005

  Summary A recent comparative vacuum technology study performed by Dr. Kingman Yee, as part of a DaimlerChrysler Summer Intern Professors Program, found that air consumption could be reduced by 98% when equipping a robot’s end-of-arm tooling with COAX® technology and a Vacustat™ check valve.  The study

Robots Provide Flexible Automation at AZ Automotive Corp.

POSTED: 01/31/2005

AZ Automotive Corp. in London, Ontario, Canada, is ‘‘spot on’‘ when it comes to robotic processing of the approximately 150 different automotive stampings and assemblies the company manufactures for GM/CAMI and Mitsubishi.   Most components are auto body reinforcements, such as body sides, cowl tops, impact beams,

Trans-gun Tool Changing

POSTED: 11/29/2004

  Reprinted by permission from Robotics World Magazine Robotic spot welding has become the metal joining method of choice in many manufacturing operations, primarily the production of automotive body parts. To keep robots flexible and make the best use of limited floor space, robotic tool changers for trans-gun resistance

Common gun and torch questions for robotic arc welding

POSTED: 05/01/2003

What Is the Basic Equipment Needed? The general rule for welding power supplies is to use a machine that can deliver 20 percent more power than the amperage needed to weld. The parameters for robotic welding may be higher than for manual welding to accommodate a higher duty cycle and

KUKA Robot Handles Ingress/Egress Seat Testing

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Problem: (Other Application: Ingress/Egress Seat Testing) Lear Corporation is one of the leading suppliers of automotive seats in the industry. The headquarters located in Southfield, Michigan contains the most sophisticated testing equipment for simulating car seat fatigue over an extended period of time. Terry O'Bannon, Lear's Senior Engineer

Yushin Servo Robot Improves Worker Safety

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Problem: Productivity and profitability are the benefits most often associated with molding robots, while one of the most important—safety—is sometimes overlooked.  One large, automotive custom molder, however, installed a Yushin servo robot with the specific objective of protecting workers from a hazardous situation.  And while the installation is


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