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Robotic Resources

Case Studies

October 2012

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

August 2012

Robotic Welding is the Key to Success for Ladder Manufacturer

POSTED: 08/08/2012

Lincoln Electric and Cotterman partner to create a flexible robotic welding solution to address a high-mix production facility   Cotterman Co., a manufacturer of steel rolling ladders, and the recipient of the 2011 W.W. Grainger, Inc. Partners in Performance Supplier of the Year Award, devotes a part of its success

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

Robotic Biopsy System Drives the Point Home

POSTED: 07/18/2012

Compact, high-torque motors precisely control biopsy needle to improve speed, efficiency, and radiation exposure.   It started out with a simple question one day during Dr. Rajiv Gupta’s residency at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH): Why, with CT scanners routinely achieving submillimeter

Automation speeds Pharmaceutical Dispensing

POSTED: 07/18/2012

  Lines at your local pharmacy will be a thing of the past, if ScriptPro (Mission, Kansas) has anything to say about it. The company’s automated prescription dispensing systems can handle everything from tablets and capsules to packages of ointments, offering complete

June 2012

Robotized material handling systems for packaging and palletizing in the food industry

POSTED: 06/27/2012

Orfer Oy provides packaging and palletizing solutions to the food industry and has been using Visual Component’s 3D simulation products since late 2005 to support their business development. Simulation as a marketing tool ”For us, simulation

Staubli robots provide the ideal solution for injection moulding specialists

POSTED: 06/06/2012

The integration of multi-axis robots within the trade injection moulding sector is gaining pace as moulders increasingly realise the benefits of automation. Frequently, an initial reluctance to adopt multi-axis robot solutions stems from partial appreciation of the cost/benefit profile achievable by using the latest automation equipment. One of the first injection


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