Robotics Case Studies
Application: Arc Welding
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
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
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
Challenges Increase manufacturing capacity to 50-60 frames per day. Reduce dependency on a small number of skilled manual welders.
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