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Robotic Resources

Case Studies

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Mining Equipment Manufacturer Digs Robotic Welders' Productivity

POSTED: 04/18/2011

Four long-armed heavy-metal welding robots lay down 150 lb. of filler metal over several weld passes to help mining-equipment manufacturer Bucyrus Corp. take its armored-face conveyor line to the next level in toughness and durability. You’d be hard-pressed to find more rugged machinery than that used

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

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

A Smoother Ride with Plastic Bearings

POSTED: 02/09/2009

Straitline Components, a manufacturer of precision pedals for biking hobbyists and extremists, employed lubrication-free iglide G300 bearings after roller bushings caused premature wear and failure for its customers. Straitline manufactures a wide range of bicycle pedals and parts from

Custom Injection Molder Chooses Zero-Backlash Robots

POSTED: 04/22/2008

When Triple S evaluated robots for future expansion of automated cells in their factories, they selected a robot as much for what it doesn't do as for what it does do. No backlash. 'If a robot over-accelerates between positions, when it stops it has to 'find itself' which causes it to


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