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Robotic Resources

Case Studies

September 2013

Quad Robot Waterjet Cutting Cell Assists Automotive Client with Increasing Accuracy, Productivity and Quality.

POSTED: 09/17/2013

Our client, a leading global supplier of automotive components and systems, required an increase in production volumes in contour cutting of automotive interior components including periphery, holes and various geometries. Our team’s approach, incorporating FLOW International UHP equipment, was to design, manufacture, assemble, test and install our Quad Robot Waterjet

Tech-Con Proven Robotic Palletizing System Ensures Increased Product Throughput

POSTED: 09/17/2013

A leading North American manufacturer of electrical enclosures required an increase to their product throughput and improved safety features for its workforce. Our team partnered with MOTOMAN Canada to produce a successful solution. CHALLENGES Lack of resources for quick and accurate

Tech-Con Automation Successfully Installs Thermoform FANUC Robot Press Handling Machine to Increase Productivity

POSTED: 09/17/2013

A global supplier of household appliances approached Tech-Con with a requirement to increase their productivity. The client required multiple stacks of incoming product with accurate location to unload and serve a finished part to an exit conveyor thus allowing the finished part to exit the cell and serve the following

August 2013

Robotic Press Break-Automated Metal Bending

POSTED: 08/14/2013

Midwest Engineering Systems Inc. (MWES) provided a Robotic Brake Press Tending System to automate the metal part bending process of a Bystronics Brake Press for a metal fabricator.  The goal is to completely automate the brake press to bend a variety of different parts. The Challenge: ·     

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

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