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Robotic Resources

Case Studies

Application: Material Removal & Cutting

Routing system reduces race kit car cost and improves quality

POSTED: 08/28/2008

Challenge Factory Five Racing, Inc., was faced with the challenge of trimming fiberglass and plastic reinforced kit car panels by hand using routers and trim fixtures. The hand trimming process and accidental fixture movement created inconsistencies in quality and contributed to a high reject rate. Solution KMT Robotic Solutions responded to

Waterjet Stripping System helps GE reduce cost and improve productivity

POSTED: 08/28/2008

Challenge For the past 12 years, GE Strother used a waterjet stripping machine with a closed loop filtering process to remove thermal sprayed coatings from jet engine components. Thermal coatings, made of ultra-fine grained metal alloys or ceramics, are applied to protect the base material of components that are exposed

Router Trimming system produces Class A surfaces

POSTED: 08/28/2008

Challenge Durakon Industries, headquartered in Lapeer, Mich., is the world’s leading supplier of vehicle protection and cargo management systems for original equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket. In trimming a variety of large, molded in color automotive exterior trim components, Durakon needed a robotic router trimming solution that could meet the

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

Small Part Deburring

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Problem: Intensive manual labor in a high temperature environment required to unload powdered metal parts from a press deburr and load into an oven for hardening. Solution: Design of a turnkey robotic system to automated the load/unload deburring process.  The operator is no longer required in the high temperature environment. 

Robotic Trimming Cell Increases Throughput & Reduces Scrap on Sharp-Edged Injection Molded Parts

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Problem: Accurately removing the sharp edge of a parting line on an SUV exterior trim component can be a challenging operation, especially when high-volume production is involved.  Moldplas (Windsor, Ontario), a division of AP Plasman, is an injection mold designer and part producer that had the challenge of finding a better

Large Part Handling & Deburring

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Problem: Intensive manual labor required to deburr engine crankshaft and provide a way to check for quality of previous operation. Solution: Design of a turnkey system to automated the process of deburring and performing a quality check of previous operation on two crankshaft styles.  The robot is able to manipulate

Kuntz Electroplating Automated Wheel Polishing System

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Problem Statement Kuntz Electroplating Inc. of Kitchener, Ontario is one of the world’s largest independent OEM chrome plating suppliers, producing millions of plated automotive wheels, bumpers and other components annually. Kuntz is a family owned business which has been in operation for over 50 years, employs over 1,000 people at

KUKA Robot Well-Suited to Flexible Motion Sequence in Cutting and Deburring Operation

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Problem: The user, a medium-sized business, works in three shifts throughout the year, producing toboggans and child seats. The company manufactures 70,000 to 80,000 toboggans per season. After plastic parts finish going through the blow molding process, holes are cut in them while they are still hot; after


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