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Robot System Safety in Aseptic Drug Manufacturing

POSTED: 03/14/2012

Summary The key to Advanced Aseptic Processing (AAP) is absolute control of all sources of contamination, most importantly human-generated contamination. Robotics and isolator-barrier systems will increasingly be the core technologies furthering this effort. A properly integrated robot system that is compliant with ANSI/RIA safety requirements, combined with a properly designed and

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

Centerless Grinder Automation

POSTED: 04/30/2010

Customer Information - The customer runs a precision machine shop manufacturing a great variety of parts for the industrial, commercial and aerospace markets. Part volumes are low to medium. Application - Automation of a Royal Master TG - 12 manual centerless

Air Tractor Achieves High Flying Productivity with VERNON Tool

POSTED: 10/28/2009

On any day in Olney, Texas, you are bound to see a dusty cowboy walking through town or in sharp contrast; you will more than likely also see a brightly colored, state-of-art firefighting plane soaring

Trimming challenging materials with waterjet

POSTED: 08/11/2008

Challenge Plastics Unlimited is an Iowa-based company that manufactures custom thermoformed products including automotive and recreational vehicle trim, shipping pallets, packaging materials, covers and shrouds. Plastics Unlimited has also developed a unique,

Carbon Fiber Part Router Trimming

POSTED: 08/11/2008

Challenge PlasanUSA, a Vermont, USA, based manufacturer of custom carbon and fiberglass composite automotive components, is a major supplier of automotive fenders, hoods and roof panels for leading American sports cars. When Plasan (then Vermont Composites) won the business

PIAB’s Vacuum Gripper System Plays Key Role in Robotic Tote Assembly Solution

POSTED: 06/28/2005

Flexible End of Arm Tooling Cuts Costs and Prevents Injuries The Challenge: Developing a Cost Effective and Ergonomic Tote Assembly Solution Due to a number of economic and social factors, including the advancements in automation technology, the rise in overseas manufacturing and the increased awareness of employee safety, the robotic industry

KUKA Creates System to Remove Securing Bands from Empty Bottle Crates

POSTED: 06/23/2003

Problem: Securing bands which hold crates of empty bottles together during transport back to the filling plant must be cut and removed before the bottles can be washed and refilled. The extent to which this process can be rationalized is shown by a robot functioning as


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