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Robotic Resources

Case Studies

October 2012

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

Metal Coating Painting Application Without Masking

POSTED: 10/04/2012

Faverges (France) - At the beginning of 1998, AXO-SCINTEX in France launched a new production line for the manufacturing of the PEUGEOT 206 taillights. Since 1985, this company has been producing lighting and signaling equipment for the automotive industry. More than 150 employees working around the clock, are involved in this

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

May 2012

KP Foods Palletizing

POSTED: 05/22/2012

TASK KP Foods Plant at Stockton-on-Tees is a manufacturer of Potato Crisp snack foods. The end of line process involved a manual palletizing process of the boxes of Crisps. This needed a high number of personnel over three shifts operating 24/7. KP wanted to


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