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Robotics Case Studies

Application: Material Handling

Compliance in Motion - an Automotive Parts Application

POSTED: 10/04/2013

Creative Automation, Inc. headquartered in Whitmore Lake, Michigan, provides turnkey automation solutions for industry. The company is in the process of building and commissioning the materials handling systems for eight gear machining work cells for a major automotive parts

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

Robotic Press Break-Automated Metal Bending

POSTED: 08/14/2013

Midwest Engineering Systems Inc. (MWES) provided a Robotic Brake Press Tending System to automate the metal part bending process of a Bystronics Brake Press for a metal fabricator.  The goal is to completely automate the brake press to bend a variety of different parts. The Challenge: Must be capable of

Grippers that Hold Up in Extremely Tough Environments

POSTED: 05/10/2013

Bremen Castings, a precision CNC machine shop and foundry located in Bremen, Indiana, has a tough job to do. Producing gray iron castings from recycled material is a job

Robot saves man years at dairy

POSTED: 12/28/2012

Multi-Application Robot Arm is 'Child's Play' to Programme

POSTED: 12/28/2012

Traditional robots can substantially boost productivity but generally they are large devices that are application-specific and complex to programme.  They need high production volumes to justify both capital cost and integration time.  For a manufacturer new to robotics this can be off-putting and also uneconomical if products and batch sizes

A Measuring Robot Ensures “Just-in-Time” Assembly

POSTED: 12/28/2012

In automotive supplier Lear Corporation’s demand-led production, robot arms from Universal Robots play a crucial role: The lightweight robots assemble car seats by locating, measuring and tightening screws on car seats resulting in shorter throughput time and greater process reliability. Just-in-time assembly is an established production model in the

KP Foods Palletizing

POSTED: 05/22/2012

TASK KP Foods Plant at Stockton-on-Tees is a manufacturer of Potato Crisp snack foods. The end of line process involved a manual palletizing process of the boxes of Crisps. This needed a high number of personnel over three shifts operating 24/7. KP wanted to

Palletizing Two Different Product Lines with MOTOMAN MPL160

POSTED: 05/17/2012

Client Palletizes Two Different Product Lines Using a Single MOTOMAN MPL160 Robot Cell   Mississauga, Ontario manufacturer saves space by palletizing two different lines with one robotic palletizing cell.   Our client is a producer of margarine. They package two

Combination of Robots and CDLR Conveyors Increases Production Up-Time

POSTED: 01/05/2012

Tech-Con Automation combines Robots and CDLR conveyors to Increase Production Up-Time A Tech-Con Automation client is a Tier 1 manufacturer of engine cradles. The client required an automated way to handle cradles going into and coming out of a protective coating process prior to shipping. CHALLENGES Part

A Lean-Mean Welding Cell

POSTED: 10/11/2011

…pairs a material-handling robot to manipulate weld fixtures with a robotic welder. Together the robotic duo tackles multiple part configurations and small batch sizes. Healthcare-product manufacturer Midmark Corp, knows robotic welding inside and

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,


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