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Robotic Resources

Case Studies

December 2012

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

Multi-Contact 10BV Connectors Used to Ensure a Reliable and High-Power Battery Connection in Electric Vehicles

POSTED: 10/25/2012

Business needs – Background A manufacturer of electric vehicle conversions offering  a wide range of products, from small cars to large busses. 

Data Transfer Modules Add to Versatility of Multi-Contact Connector System

POSTED: 10/25/2012

Part of modular CombiTac connector system, contact carriers are available for Ethernet cabling and field bus systems. CAT 5 IEEE 802.3 Ethernet types have 2 RJ45 sockets connected to 8-pole, gold-plated plugs or sockets on opposite side. CT-NET bus types, rated CAT 6, can hold one or two 8-pole, male/female

Fused 1000 V Test Leads from Multi-Contact Assist Operator Safety

POSTED: 10/25/2012

UL approved test leads are terminated with 4 mm diameter plugs for connecting standard safety test clips and probes to enable safe, fuse-protected measurements. They accept 6.3 x 32 mm UK style fuses, which can be fitted by unscrewing 2 part connector. Available with PVC/silicone insulation, leads are fitted with

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

Star Hydraulics Goes into Orbit with K+S Servo Valves

POSTED: 10/22/2012

K+S Services are the only authorized distributor and service partner for Star Hydraulics Ltd. in the United States. K+S was recently part of an historic space mission which was written up in a recent Case Study in the BFPA publication. To view the

Stäubli Corporation - Robotics in aseptic drug manufacturing

POSTED: 10/18/2012

Challenge - Optimizing system safety in RABS and isolators Pharmaceutical manufacturing presents unique challenges. In order to enhance safety and quality, the industry has adopted Advanced Aseptic Processing (AAP) systems, using automation, robotics, machine vision and separative devices to prevent contamination. Separative devices include Restricted Access Barrier

September 2012

PickFlex: Vision Guided High Speed Pick & Place

POSTED: 09/21/2012

The Problem   JMP’s customer came to them with an ergonomic issue in their plant. The process involved workers manually grouping the ice cream bars on a high-speed flat belt conveyor and placing them in the trays on a tray conveyor.  From this tray conveyor, the bars were pushed into


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