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Robotics Case Studies

May 2013

Grippers that Hold Up in Extremely Tough Environments

POSTED: 05/10/2013

Bremen Castings, a precision CNC machine shop and foundry located in Bremen, Indiana, has a tough job to do. Producing gray iron castings from recycled material is a job

February 2013

Plastics Unlimited

POSTED: 02/08/2013

ISO 13849-1 IN ACTION: Plastics Unlimited in Preston, Iowa   For most people, the coming of a new year means new resolutions. For many U.S. manufacturers, however, a new year often means new regulations – and this year has been no different. Perhaps one of this

January 2013

Red robots in the house: ABB robots Help a Traditional Black Forest Brewery

POSTED: 01/28/2013

On the production floor, the scene is like one from a delicate and very precise ballet of technology: an ABB robot bends gracefully forward and grips a stainless steel beer keg gently but firmly around its “waist,” then smoothly rotates it 90 degrees and carefully places it, inverted, in the

Robotic Welder Leads Trailer Manufacturer Down Productivity Path

POSTED: 01/15/2013

Arc welding takes on a new look at Titan Trailers as a robotic-welding system takes over high-volume production of aluminum and steel couplers, swing-door assemblies and other weldments.  As a result, productivity and quality have measurably improved. Innovation is the norm at Titan Trailers, a supplier to the hauling

Furniture maker IKEA boosts production capacity with industrial robots

POSTED: 01/04/2013

Office and kitchen furniture manufacturer Spartan, a branch of Swedwood (part of the IKEA Industry Group) in Slovakia, have installed two robotized paint lines to help achieve their

December 2012

Danish Robot Reduces Cost, Optimizes Production at Precision Engineering Company

POSTED: 12/28/2012

Rising wages and the intricate management of the labour force have created a challenging work environment for a Singapore-based company, Sky Engineering. For a long time, this precision engineering company tried to reduce their production costs. They finally succeeded with the implementation of Universal Robots in one of their CNC

Robot saves man years at dairy

POSTED: 12/28/2012

Multi-Application Robot Arm is 'Child's Play' to Programme

POSTED: 12/28/2012

Traditional robots can substantially boost productivity but generally they are large devices that are application-specific and complex to programme.  They need high production volumes to justify both capital cost and integration time.  For a manufacturer new to robotics this can be off-putting and also uneconomical if products and batch sizes

New Robot Lends Precision and Reliability to Production of Hearing Aids

POSTED: 12/28/2012

Hearing device manufacturer Oticon needed a more flexible robot to handle the tiny hearing device components in its production. The company found the ideal solution in the six-axis robot from Danish company Universal Robots.  Employing robots in the production process was not a new concept to Oticon. This

A Measuring Robot Ensures “Just-in-Time” Assembly

POSTED: 12/28/2012

In automotive supplier Lear Corporation’s demand-led production, robot arms from Universal Robots play a crucial role: The lightweight robots assemble car seats by locating, measuring and tightening screws on car seats resulting in shorter throughput time and greater process reliability. Just-in-time assembly is an established production model in the

October 2012

Metal Coating Painting Application Without Masking

POSTED: 10/04/2012

Faverges (France) - At the beginning of 1998, AXO-SCINTEX in France launched a new production line for the manufacturing of the PEUGEOT 206 taillights. Since 1985, this company has been producing lighting and signaling equipment for the automotive industry. More than 150 employees working around the clock, are involved in this

July 2012

Mechatronics Ping-Pong Project Challenges University Students

POSTED: 07/25/2012

Application: Mechatronics university robotics team project Industry: Education Problem: Macron Dynamics regularly works with young student engineers and robotics teams at the university level to provide support and/or products at little to no cost. We believe in helping these budding engineers, and our application engineers enjoy jumping into


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