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Robotic Resources

Case Studies

Application: Dispensing

Armatec Survivability/Ottobock Healthcare

POSTED: 08/31/2011

Precise, reliable cutting and machining centers; words not often used to describe industrial robot arms. Robots are often disvalued in manufacturing circles as being inaccurate. Citing tolerances of +/- 0.100 (or more), robots are often dismissed as only suitable for welding or pick and place applications.With better initial accuracy from

Classic Metal Finishing: Robot Provides Increased Production and Flexibility…A Robot Case Study

POSTED: 12/07/2009

Classic Metal Finishing, based in Jackson, Mich., is a supplier of components for the aerospace, motorcycle, racing, and medical industries. The plant was purchased in February, 2008 by Classic Metal Finishing and Classic Turning.  Classic Turning performs high-end CNC machining of components and Classic Metal Finishing performs anodizing and dry

Robotic Tape Application

POSTED: 08/16/2006

  Product or Part Automated: Side Body Molding Robot Vendor: Fanuc Robot Model or Type: M16i Robot Integrator: Two Stage Innovation Submitted by: Terry Sharp PEng Company: Two Stage Innovation Inc. Contact: terry@twostage.com Problem Statement Customer wanted a flexible tape application system for a variety of parts. Idustry search along with other

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,

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

How Robots are Used in the Composites Industry

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Increasing costs and environmental regulations have forced composites manufacturers to consider robotic automation for the application of fiberglass chop and gel.  As noted in the accompanying case study, robotic automation can be used to apply spray chop and gel to anything from chicken coop fan housings to boats and bathtubs. 

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

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

Increasing Flexibility & Reducing Costs with Dispensing Robots

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The trend in manufacturing is clearly changing due to the fluctuations in the economy and uncertainty in many markets.  As recently reported in the Wall Street Journal, factories are using smaller, less expensive machines.  Companies are learning to get more output from their capital investment, minimize


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