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Robotic Resources

Case Studies

Application: Arc Welding

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 Help Alpine Achieve Peak Performance, Productivity

POSTED: 09/19/2006

With demand for their truss fabrication equipment and other technology-driven products and services for the building components industry skyrocketing -- Alpine Engineered Products, Inc.’s Equipment Division was unable to build the industry-leading company’s AutoMills and Roll-A-Master  systems fast enough.  Due to long lead times, Alpine began

RELIABOT PC Adhesive Inspection

POSTED: 07/29/2004

RELIABOT® PC Adhesive Inspection is a complete, packaged solution for inspecting the bead of adhesive, sealant, foam, or other material around the perimeter of a part. The solution consists of a bundled Panel PC, Cognex Frame Grabber card, Opto-22 I/O card, Sony cameras, Tectivity

Common gun and torch questions for robotic arc welding

POSTED: 05/01/2003

What Is the Basic Equipment Needed? The general rule for welding power supplies is to use a machine that can deliver 20 percent more power than the amperage needed to weld. The parameters for robotic welding may be higher than for manual welding to accommodate a higher duty cycle and

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

An Automated Cell for Prosthesis Surgeries

POSTED: 06/01/1999

Orto MAQUET, a 1500-employee German company, and leading operating table manufacturer for the last 150 years, innovates with a new automated cell called CASPAR (Computer Assisted Surgical Planning And Robotics): the first and only robotic surgical system for bone and joint surgery. CASPAR is modern technology for joint-replacement surgery, initially focusing

ROPS Welding

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Problem: Need for updated system with enhance reliability for welding of components. Solution: Design of a turnkey robotic welding system with greatly enhanced reliability for welding of ROPS (Roll Over Protection System) supports for crawler type tractors.  The operator is allowed unlimited access to the inactive positioner for loading/unloading, jogging

Precision Welding Robots Rev Up Motorcycle Frame Production

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Challenges Increase manufacturing capacity to 50-60 frames per day. Reduce dependency on a small number of skilled manual welders.

Controlled Precision -- Robotic Welding with Touch and Arc Sensors

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  When the textile machine manufacturer Trützschler makes rotary drums for high-performance carding machines, extremely high precision is demanded. Although the drums are made of solid steel plates, once they have been turned and ground they must meet extremely tight tolerances at high rotational speeds. This level of precision is made


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