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Robotics Case Studies

Application: Material Handling

Centerless Grinder Automation

POSTED: 04/30/2010

Customer Information - The customer runs a precision machine shop manufacturing a great variety of parts for the industrial, commercial and aerospace markets. Part volumes are low to medium. Application - Automation of a Royal Master TG - 12 manual centerless

A Sweet Success Story: Candy Factory Modernizes its Robotic-Palletizing Cells

POSTED: 04/22/2010

The Hershey Company licorice plant welcomes new palletizing robots—along with controls and simulation software--to handle 85 percent of the plant’s palletizing chores, while also increasing productivity, flexibility and reliability. Since April 2009, the Y&S Candies plant in Lancaster, PA—home of the Twizzler—has been busy upgrading its four 20-yr-.old robotic case-palletizing cells,

At Spinic Manufacturing, Robots Rail Against Recession

POSTED: 05/17/2009

Spinic Manufacturing, a Division of Linamar

Deployment of Robots Within Insert Molding Workcells Results in Dramatic Improvements

POSTED: 04/29/2009

Every year products are being made smaller and smaller and tolerances become tighter and tighter. And when you add the need to meet strict safety-code requirements, it becomes a formula for finding new ways to

Speeding Up During Global Slowdown

POSTED: 04/21/2009

Introduction The competitiveness among companies in the highly automated metal fabrication industry is tough in these days of global economical slowdown. Efficient production along with a high output of the line(s) is crucial for the plants. Plants with low productivity will quickly

Bearing Up in the Packaging Industry

POSTED: 02/09/2009

Matrix Packaging Machinery, a primary packaging equipment manufacturer, implemented maintenance-free DryLin R linear bearings on its packaging machines after recirculating ball bearings caused shaft damage and grease leaks. Matrix manufactures form fill and seal packaging equipment to handle

24-Hour Schedule No Problem for Linear Guides

POSTED: 02/09/2009

Schneider Packaging Equipment Co. Inc. uses maintenance-free DryLin W linear guides in a custom packaging machine used to box up four cases of plastic bottles per minute, 24 hours a day. The linear guides replace standard slotted brackets and act as a vertical guide for the machine’s grabbing device.

Brewery is More Competitive with Robotic Packaging and Palletizing System

POSTED: 06/01/2008

Problem: Medium-sized breweries can survive in a tightening market only with mature marketing concepts and unusual product ideas. The packaging industry, too, is being put more and more to the test by the segmentation of

Easy Does It: Robotic Packing and Palletizing of Lightbulbs

POSTED: 06/01/2008

Problem: A lightbulb manufacturer faced intense pressure to produce high-quality, reliable products while keeping consumer costs low. In this extremely competitive market, this manufacturer needed to maintain production uptime, improve reliability and minimize product damage.  To meet

A Turn for the Better -- Gripper Extends Robot's Work Envelope

POSTED: 06/01/2008

When packaging stamped parts, a KUKA robot reaches out beyond its "natural" work envelope - an advantage which makes investment in a larger robot unnecessary. This cost-effective solution is based on an eccentric gripper by means of which the carrier being used can be filled all the way to the

Robots Weld Round Baler Rolls at New Holland Plant

POSTED: 05/05/2008

The New Holland Agriculture plant in New Holland, Pennsylvania, manufactures a wide variety of agricultural equipment, including the round baler.  Until recently, roll weld assemblies, which help form the bale, were welded on a

Robotic Workhorse Rides Rails at Applied Engineering

POSTED: 03/18/2008

Applied Engineering, Inc. (Yankton, SD) manufactures precision machined aluminum components and assemblies for a broad range of applications in aerospace, defense and commercial applications.  ISO 9001, AS9100 and NADCAP certified, the company prides itself on innovation and use of cutting-edge automation to produce high-quality

Auto Supplier Adds Handling Robots; Fully Automates Assembly of Engine Manifolds

POSTED: 08/10/2007

  Keihin IPT Mfg, Inc. (KIM), a Tier-One automotive supplier of fuel and air management systems for a leading Japanese automaker, is no stranger to robotic automation.  This subsidiary of Keihin Indiana Precision Technology, Inc, (KIPT) implemented their first robot into their die casting area in 1988

Bosch Rexroth Helps Semiconductor Equipment Company Lower Costs, Simplify Purchasing

POSTED: 07/16/2007

  Semiconductor manufacturing is probably the most exact manufacturing activity in the world. Companies are using expensive, precise machinery to produce semiconductor wafers whose features will soon be measured down to the thickness of atoms. The latest generation of processing equipment uses round silicon wafers 300 mm in diameter and achieves line


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