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Robotic Resources

Case Studies

Peripherals: Motors

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

Machine Imitates Life

POSTED: 06/09/2011

In an increasingly virtual world, the ability to simulate touch provides powerful advantages, for example allowing an online shopper to “feel” a shirt fabric. Enter the discipline of

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


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