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Case Studies

April 2013

Automated Seat Testing with Precision Robots

POSTED: 04/26/2013

Setting quality standards When it comes to car seats, automobile manufacturers leave nothing to chance, because they know that this item is crucial not only for the passengers’ comfort but also for their safety. The seat is the interface between the driver and the vehicle and must satisfy a

Assembly of Parking Distance Sensors Using Robots

POSTED: 04/26/2013

A high-precision task The production of around 200,000 parking distance sensors daily represents an exceptional challenge for automation. In particular, assembly of the contact pins and associated integrated quality control requires the utmost precision whilst maintaining high-speed duty cycles. At prestigious systems manufacturer Kutzschbach Electronic, the decision was

Plastic Components Milled by Robots

POSTED: 04/26/2013

Quantum leap in technology Although the design of plastic exterior parts for the automotive industry is nowadays performed using sophisticated computer systems, traditional mold-making and hand-finishing methods still dominate production. Austrian premium manufacturer POLYTEC is now using state-of-the-art robotic machining, and is thriving on it. POLYTEC CAR STYLING

Robots Coat Headlamp Lenses

POSTED: 04/26/2013

Hi-tech for a clear view Protective coatings on modern plastic headlamp lenses are considered an absolute necessity nowadays. Pioneering automation technology facilitates the application of transparent protective layers that are only a few microns thick. GfO Gesellschaft für Oberflächentechnik AG is Europe’s leading system provider of high-quality

High-Precision Laser Cutting in the Automotive Industry

POSTED: 04/26/2013

Innovative solution The multiple advantages of laser cutting have established this thermal separation process as a viable option for a range of applications in the automotive industry. Indeed, it is the first choice for non-contact precision cutting of various materials where minimum use of force is a main criterion.

Reliable Mass Production of Brake Light Switches

POSTED: 04/26/2013

Eight million units per year The production of eight million brake light switches annually is subject to its own set of priorities. Flexibility is less important here than other factors such as maximization of output and reliability of process. A pioneering plant with an efficient precision injection molding machine

Precision Assembly with a Six-Axis Robot

POSTED: 04/26/2013

Continental Automotive Electronics in Sejong City (South Korea) operates an innovative circuit board assembly line that makes use of a six-axis TX60 precision robot supplied by Stäubli. In the past, assembly of the printed circuit boards was done manually in a three-shift operation. For some time now, assembly work

Specialist in humid environment finish

POSTED: 04/26/2013

Deburring and cleaning with specialized robots The REZ robotic deburring cells manufactured by Maschinenbau Silberhorn GmbH use water jets at up to 2,000 bar to simultaneously deburr and clean vehicle components. At the heart of the plant are special HE spec Stäubli robots that are designed for wet room

The RX170 hsm: One-stop Solution for CFRP Machining

POSTED: 04/26/2013

The use of innovative lightweight materials such as carbon fiber is expanding rapidly in the automotive industry, but these composites have their own set of rules for machining purposes. Stäubli has developed an impressive solution for the fast and accurate processing of composite materials with the innovative RX170 hsm machining

February 2013

Plastics Unlimited

POSTED: 02/08/2013

ISO 13849-1 IN ACTION: Plastics Unlimited in Preston, Iowa   For most people, the coming of a new year means new resolutions. For many U.S. manufacturers, however, a new year often means new regulations – and this year has been no different. Perhaps one of this

January 2013

Red robots in the house: ABB robots Help a Traditional Black Forest Brewery

POSTED: 01/28/2013

On the production floor, the scene is like one from a delicate and very precise ballet of technology: an ABB robot bends gracefully forward and grips a stainless steel beer keg gently but firmly around its “waist,” then smoothly rotates it 90 degrees and carefully places it, inverted, in the

Robotic Welder Leads Trailer Manufacturer Down Productivity Path

POSTED: 01/15/2013

Arc welding takes on a new look at Titan Trailers as a robotic-welding system takes over high-volume production of aluminum and steel couplers, swing-door assemblies and other weldments.  As a result, productivity and quality have measurably improved. Innovation is the norm at Titan Trailers, a supplier to the hauling

Visual Components OEM solution for KUKA

POSTED: 01/10/2013

KUKA, one of the world’s leading suppliers of industrial robots and systems, wanted to shorten the time from concept to production for its products and systems, in particular the generation of robot programs. When dealing with highly sophisticated production lines and multi-robot work cell installations one of the best ways

Furniture maker IKEA boosts production capacity with industrial robots

POSTED: 01/04/2013

Office and kitchen furniture manufacturer Spartan, a branch of Swedwood (part of the IKEA Industry Group) in Slovakia, have installed two robotized paint lines to help achieve their

December 2012

Danish Robot Reduces Cost, Optimizes Production at Precision Engineering Company

POSTED: 12/28/2012

Rising wages and the intricate management of the labour force have created a challenging work environment for a Singapore-based company, Sky Engineering. For a long time, this precision engineering company tried to reduce their production costs. They finally succeeded with the implementation of Universal Robots in one of their CNC

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