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Case Studies

Peripherals: Safety

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

Petroleum Refinery Automates Case & Pail Palletizing

POSTED: 10/04/2010

A petroleum refinery needed to increase production speeds to match demand for their products, but were restricted by the palletizing stage of production. Furthermore, employees were loading the products onto the pallets by hand, putting them at risk of injury due to heavy lifting and repetitive motions. The optimal solution

Injection Molder Gets Robotic Automation Right the First Time

POSTED: 06/01/2010

…and every time thereafter. Employing robots to automate repetitive machine-tending tasks has provided Nyloncraft Inc., an injection-molding contract manufacturer, the flexibility to add labor in key areas where it was needed to support growth, without having to hire new employees.  So says Nyloncraft

Tray Loading Robot

POSTED: 05/05/2010

Customer Information – ASCO Sintering is an employee-owned company and is a leader in the design and manufacturing of powdered metal products. For the past 50 years, ASCO Sintering has maintained strong relationships with several Fortune 500 companies in

Centerless Grinder Automation

POSTED: 04/30/2010

Customer Information - The customer runs a precision machine shop manufacturing a great variety of parts for the industrial, commercial and aerospace markets. Part volumes are low to medium. Application - Automation of a Royal Master TG - 12 manual centerless

Elgin Sweeper Keeps Ahead of Indoor Air Quality Curve

POSTED: 09/08/2009

Fume control practices increasingly have become a significant focus in welding shops nationwide as the enforcement date nears for the new, more stringent Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) regulations. As of May 31, 2010, shops that weld on stainless steel, alloy steel or hardfacing alloys containing chromium or use chromium-containing

Robotic Automated Welding Station

POSTED: 07/02/2009

INDUSTRY Agriculture PRODUCT Chopper blades for hay baler BENEFITS Automates the welding operation Reduces manufacturing process cycle time Improves product quality Minimal tooling requirements Less operator involvement SYSTEM OVERVIEW The welding cell consist of one IRB 2400L welding robot and one IRB 4400 material handling robot. In addition there is an IRBP 250A

Modern Safety and Control for Packaging

POSTED: 03/31/2009

Safe interaction between man and machine   Faster, more flexible, safer – with this objective in mind, the level of automation on plant and machinery

Robotic Welding Gives Chrysler and Dodge Motorsports Competitive Edge in NASCAR 'Car of Tomorrow'

POSTED: 02/23/2009

Manufacturer Finds 75-Percent Productivity Increase, Teams Pay Roughly 50 Percent Less for Frames NASCAR drivers work under extreme conditions – making split-second decisions while traveling at speeds nearing 200 mph and precariously looking to move ahead when the next car is mere feet away. The safety, integrity and performance of

Trimming challenging materials with waterjet

POSTED: 08/11/2008

Challenge Plastics Unlimited is an Iowa-based company that manufactures custom thermoformed products including automotive and recreational vehicle trim, shipping pallets, packaging materials, covers and shrouds. Plastics Unlimited has also developed a unique,

Carbon Fiber Part Router Trimming

POSTED: 08/11/2008

Challenge PlasanUSA, a Vermont, USA, based manufacturer of custom carbon and fiberglass composite automotive components, is a major supplier of automotive fenders, hoods and roof panels for leading American sports cars. When Plasan (then Vermont Composites) won the business

Nuclear Scientists in Australia Choose Pilz PSS to Safeguard Facility and People

POSTED: 07/07/2008

(CANTON, MI) - No other Australian safety system faces the intense scrutiny as that focused on the country's nuclear reactor and, arguably, no Australian workplace takes safety more seriously. So, when some of the world's most brilliant scientists use a new Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization (ANSTO) experimental facility,

Robotic Coating: Robots Improve Productivity at Glasland Industries

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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

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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

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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