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Robotics Case Studies

Application: Material Handling

Magnetic Adapters Accelerate Safe Connection of Test Leads

POSTED: 10/25/2012

Used where clamping is not possible, magnetic adapters safely attach test leads onto screw heads. Adapter tip consists of bar magnet between 2 steel poles for optimal adhesion, and slightly concave shape of magnetic tip ensures optimal contact. Two versions are available, with 7 or 11 mm dia magnets, and

The Modular Power Connector (MPC) from Multi-Contact Combines up to 15 Single-pole Power Contacts

POSTED: 10/25/2012

The great advantage is obvious: the modular design permits the construction of application-specific plug connectors with standard modules. Fixed mounting dimensions with variable assembly configuration simplify structural integration. That reduces costs for logistics, warehousing and service. Applications can be found in regional rail, subways and streetcars, but also

Shielded Round Connectors 16BV-GS und 21BV-GS for high-power applications

POSTED: 10/25/2012

As a customer-specific solution, Multi-Contact has developed fully shielded connectors for power supply with frequency converters, e.g. for operating three-phase motors. The 16BV-GS and 21BV-GS connectors are suited for applications in deep drilling rigs for geothermal exploration, in energy supply chains for crane systems as well as in all applications

KP Foods Palletizing

POSTED: 05/22/2012

TASK KP Foods Plant at Stockton-on-Tees is a manufacturer of Potato Crisp snack foods. The end of line process involved a manual palletizing process of the boxes of Crisps. This needed a high number of personnel over three shifts operating 24/7. KP wanted to

Palletizing Two Different Product Lines with MOTOMAN MPL160

POSTED: 05/17/2012

Client Palletizes Two Different Product Lines Using a Single MOTOMAN MPL160 Robot Cell   Mississauga, Ontario manufacturer saves space by palletizing two different lines with one robotic palletizing cell.   Our client is a producer of margarine. They package two

Combination of Robots and CDLR Conveyors Increases Production Up-Time

POSTED: 01/05/2012

Tech-Con Automation combines Robots and CDLR conveyors to Increase Production Up-Time A Tech-Con Automation client is a Tier 1 manufacturer of engine cradles. The client required an automated way to handle cradles going into and coming out of a protective coating process prior to shipping. CHALLENGES Part

A Lean-Mean Welding Cell

POSTED: 10/11/2011

…pairs a material-handling robot to manipulate weld fixtures with a robotic welder. Together the robotic duo tackles multiple part configurations and small batch sizes. Healthcare-product manufacturer Midmark Corp, knows robotic welding inside and

Rexroth VarioFlow conveyors offer modular advantages for Oak State products from wrapping, to cartoning, to case packing

POSTED: 08/30/2011

Easy-to-assemble modular approach adds both packaging capacity and flexibility for food products customer needs When food product consumers’ tastes change, food product manufacturers’ processes need to change with them, to stay ahead in a competitive marketplace. That’s where Oak State Products, a Wenona, Illinois-based contract packager and manufacturer of baked goods,

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


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