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Case Studies

Application: Spot Welding

Fabrik select Stäubli for six axis plastics automation

POSTED: 03/14/2012

Fabrik Molded Plastics of McHenry, Illinois, USA, specialise in injection moulding, producing around 155 million components a year for the automotive, aerospace, domestic appliance, electrical, electronic and medical markets. They operate an impressive array of 63 Engel moulding machines ranging from 40 to 600 tons capacity. Fabrik have employed for some

Restricted Access Barrier Systems (RABS) & Isolators: The Perfect Combination of Robot System Safety and Aseptic Drug Manufacturing

POSTED: 03/14/2012

Introduction Industrial manufacturing of injectable drug products presents very different and difficult challenges when compared to other industrial manufacturing applications.  In order to enhance patient safety and ensure product quality the Pharmaceutical Industry has been implementing systems called Advanced Aseptic Processing (AAP) systems.  Advanced Aseptic Processing systems utilize advanced forms of

AV&R Vision & Robotics

POSTED: 08/31/2011

Client Profile: AV&R Vision & Robotics is a leader in industrial automation, offering intelligent automation solutions to optimize manufacturing processes and to control quality. The Company has developed a broad range of expertise in enabling robots to perform complex tasks that traditionally could be performed only

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

DeltaSpot: the Modern Solution to an Age-Old Problem

POSTED: 10/07/2009

Welding is a technique almost as old human civilisation. Archaeological finds show that in the fourth millennium BCE, forge welding and soldering were already taking place. After a five-year development period, we are now in a position to present a solution to some of the problems encountered in resistance welding. Its name

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 Welding Buoys Launch of Sturdier Examination Tables

POSTED: 03/09/2007

  Midmark Corporation introduces new feature-laden examination tables by banking on robotic resistance welding to provide a cost-effective method to construct an aesthetically pleasing, yet strengthened, cabinet assembly. In 2003 the marketing team at healthcare-product supplier Midmark Corp., based in Versailles, Ohio, challenged its manufacturing team to develop

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

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

Robust Changer for Robotic Spot Welding

POSTED: 01/01/2000

Republished with Permission from Automotive Manufacturing & Production magazine - copyright January 2000.  A robotic tool changer from ATI Industrial Automation (Garner, NC) has been launched that is specially designed for transgun resistance welding operations-not only for the performance of the welding tasks, but for facilitating the required maintenance


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