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Robotics Case Studies

November 2013

Case Study - Manufacturing, Robotics, Material Handling

POSTED: 11/19/2013

Tech-Con Automation develops robotic rack transfer system utilizing FANUC robots to provide fully automated production. A globally diversified automotive supplier was in need of adding a system to their production line that would increase overall productivity. The purpose of this system was to provide automated component rack

October 2013

Compliance in Motion - an Automotive Parts Application

POSTED: 10/04/2013

Creative Automation, Inc. headquartered in Whitmore Lake, Michigan, provides turnkey automation solutions for industry. The company is in the process of building and commissioning the materials handling systems for eight gear machining work cells for a major automotive parts

September 2013

Tech-Con Automation Recently Implemented the Most Recent Version of INDUSTRIOS

POSTED: 09/23/2013

“Not only did we buy a software solution, but we purchased the expertise of the people from INDUSTRIOS and their implementation team. They’ve really helped us improve how we operate our business today,” Nino LaDuca, General Manager Since its inception in 1995, Tech-Con Automation

How the New PV-JB/MF Open Format Junction Box for PV Modules Came to Light

POSTED: 09/23/2013

Multi-Contact AG, a global electrical connector manufacturer using advanced contact technology, has been active in the solar industry for decades. The company is a pioneer in photovoltaics, having developed the MC3 connector system (the world’s first plug-and-play) as well as the ubiquitous MC4 connector system. Though

Carnegie Mellon Successfully Exploiting Manufacturing Robots with Robotmaster

POSTED: 09/18/2013

Client Profile:   Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is a global research university with campuses located in Pittsburgh, Qatar and Silicon Valley.  The Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture in Pittsburgh has consistently ranked in the top ten professional architecture degree programs, with a reputation for being

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: Must be capable of

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


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