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Robotic Resources

Case Studies

Application: Material Handling

Automation with Dexterity at the Robotics Competence Center of the WIFI OÖ

POSTED: 02/07/2011

Recently introduced by KEBA, the active contact flange for sensitive automation tasks has been in use in practical application since January 2011 at the Robotics Competence Center of the WIFI Upper Austria in Linz. Recognised throughout Austria, the WIFI (Wirtschaftsförderungsinstitut) or Economic Development Institute is an institution with numerous

Product Handling Put to the Test at Twizzlers Candy Plant

POSTED: 02/07/2011

Twizzlers® candy from Y&S Candies, Inc., a division of The Hershey Company, is an American candy favorite, known for its sticky, pliable consistency and sweet fruity flavors. However, some of the qualities that make it such a satisfying treat also make it a product packaging challenge. Y&S produces and

One Multitasking Robot, Two Heavy-Lifting Jobs

POSTED: 11/19/2010

This is one busy robot, working on one side of a manufacturing cell to case-pack, and then swinging around to palletize the heavy cases. Operators are spared the heavy lifting, and throughput has climbed by 35 percent. As sales climbed dramatically for 21.5-lb. bulk plastic bottles of windshield-washer fluid

Petroleum Refinery Automates Case & Pail Palletizing

POSTED: 10/04/2010

A petroleum refinery needed to increase production speeds to match demand for their products, but were restricted by the palletizing stage of production. Furthermore, employees were loading the products onto the pallets by hand, putting them at risk of injury due to heavy lifting and repetitive motions. The optimal solution

Alvey Robotic Palletizers from Intelligrated Paint a Picture of Efficiency for Kelly-Moore Paint Company

POSTED: 09/01/2010

Willingness to Invest in Future Yields Big Dividends With 76% Return on Investment in First Year. The Company Beginning in 1946 with a single manufacturing facility in San Carlos, California, Kelly-Moore Paints™ has grown to the largest employee-owned, and the 5th largest paint company, in the United States. Supporting over 165 local

Injection Molder Gets Robotic Automation Right the First Time

POSTED: 06/01/2010

…and every time thereafter. Employing robots to automate repetitive machine-tending tasks has provided Nyloncraft Inc., an injection-molding contract manufacturer, the flexibility to add labor in key areas where it was needed to support growth, without having to hire new employees.  So says Nyloncraft

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

A Sweet Success Story: Candy Factory Modernizes its Robotic-Palletizing Cells

POSTED: 04/22/2010

The Hershey Company licorice plant welcomes new palletizing robots—along with controls and simulation software--to handle 85 percent of the plant’s palletizing chores, while also increasing productivity, flexibility and reliability. Since April 2009, the Y&S Candies plant in Lancaster, PA—home of the Twizzler—has been busy upgrading its four 20-yr-.old robotic case-palletizing cells,

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

At Spinic Manufacturing, Robots Rail Against Recession

POSTED: 05/17/2009

Spinic Manufacturing, a Division of Linamar

Deployment of Robots Within Insert Molding Workcells Results in Dramatic Improvements

POSTED: 04/29/2009

Every year products are being made smaller and smaller and tolerances become tighter and tighter. And when you add the need to meet strict safety-code requirements, it becomes a formula for finding new ways to

Speeding Up During Global Slowdown

POSTED: 04/21/2009

Introduction The competitiveness among companies in the highly automated metal fabrication industry is tough in these days of global economical slowdown. Efficient production along with a high output of the line(s) is crucial for the plants. Plants with low productivity will quickly

Bearing Up in the Packaging Industry

POSTED: 02/09/2009

Matrix Packaging Machinery, a primary packaging equipment manufacturer, implemented maintenance-free DryLin R linear bearings on its packaging machines after recirculating ball bearings caused shaft damage and grease leaks. Matrix manufactures form fill and seal packaging equipment to handle


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