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Robotic Resources

Case Studies

Application: Arc Welding

A Stäubli RX 60 robot working with two fully integrated vision systems has dramatically improved production for a crucial component of the U.S. Navy’s Aegis Weapons System

POSTED: 03/14/2012

The component is a 12' x 12' aluminum base plate, which holds thousands of tiny ceramic windows forming a protective front for an array of phasers at the heart of the computer-controlled AN/SPY-1 radar system.  Designed and developed by Lockheed Martin Naval Electronic & Surveillance Systems-Surface Systems, Moorestown, NJ, the Aegis

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

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

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

Mining Equipment Manufacturer Digs Robotic Welders' Productivity

POSTED: 04/18/2011

Four long-armed heavy-metal welding robots lay down 150 lb. of filler metal over several weld passes to help mining-equipment manufacturer Bucyrus Corp. take its armored-face conveyor line to the next level in toughness and durability. You’d be hard-pressed to find more rugged machinery than that used

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 Submerged Arc Welding

POSTED: 07/02/2009

INDUSTRY Cast Iron Pipe PROJECT NAME Thrust Collars PARTS Ductile Iron Pipe CUSTOMER BENEFITS Automates the subarc welding process Adapts weld program to part variations Controls all aspects of the production cycle Improves product quality and consistency Tracks service and maintenance requirements SYSTEM OVERVIEW The welding cell

Robotic Automated Welding Station

POSTED: 07/02/2009

INDUSTRY Agriculture PRODUCT Chopper blades for hay baler BENEFITS Automates the welding operation Reduces manufacturing process cycle time Improves product quality Minimal tooling requirements Less operator involvement SYSTEM OVERVIEW The welding cell consist of one IRB 2400L welding robot and one IRB 4400 material handling robot. In addition there is an IRBP 250A

Lincoln Electric Robotic Welding Finds Advanced Productivity In Unlikely Applications

POSTED: 03/26/2009

Free Robotic Assessments Can Quickly Determine Company’s Return on Investment   Many fabricators are discovering the benefits of robotic welding in areas they never before suspected.  In fact, more and more job shops, small businesses and large manufacturers are finding enormous productivity gains moving to welding automation in previously ignored

Robotic Welding Keeps Ohio Manufacturer Competitive and Profitable in Tight Economic Times

POSTED: 03/21/2009

Manufacturer G&W Products has found itself well positioned to weather the current economic storm, thanks to recent expansions in technology that increased capabilities while maximizing productivity.  For the last five years, Lincoln Electric Automation has been a key partner in contributing to this effort. Despite the worldwide slowdown in manufacturing activity,

Robotic Welding Gives Chrysler and Dodge Motorsports Competitive Edge in NASCAR 'Car of Tomorrow'

POSTED: 02/23/2009

Manufacturer Finds 75-Percent Productivity Increase, Teams Pay Roughly 50 Percent Less for Frames NASCAR drivers work under extreme conditions – making split-second decisions while traveling at speeds nearing 200 mph and precariously looking to move ahead when the next car is mere feet away. The safety, integrity and performance of

Arctic Snow & Ice Control Plows up Productivity with New Robotic Welding Cells

POSTED: 02/18/2009

Founded in 1978 as a contract snow and


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