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Robotic Resources

Case Studies

Peripherals: Arc Sensor

Precise Control of Force

POSTED: 07/09/2008

Systems developed by Sandia's Intelligent Systems and Robotics Center (ISRC) often require precise control of the forces applied. Developers add load cells to robots to sense force and moment. These load cells are called six-axis force-torque sensors because they must accurately and separately measure all

Small FAB & Machine Shop Gets Big Results with Robots

POSTED: 10/10/2007

‘‘It would take four men to keep up with one of our new robotic welding cells,’‘ says Matt Tucker, Project Engineer in charge of all robotic applications at Tucker’s Machine & Steel Service Inc. in Leesburg, Florida.  ‘‘People get tired and bored welding thousands of the

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

Engineered Machined Products: A Company Standing the Test of Time in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

POSTED: 09/19/2006

Engineered Machined Products (EMP), based in Escanaba, Mich., is a Tier 1 supplier to major diesel engine manufacturers.  It is hard to imagine that such a successful and high-tech manufacturing operation is located in the natural beauty of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, but it’s there, and if

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

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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