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Robotic Resources

Case Studies

July 2012

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

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

Improving Accuracy with Quad Inverted Robot Waterjet Cell

POSTED: 05/17/2012

Client Saves Cost and Improves Accuracy with Quad Inverted Robot Waterjet Cell   Tech-Con Automation helps automotive customer cutting carpets to increase accuracy.   Our client is an automotive carpet manufacturer that required a method to cut the carpet into appropriate shapes in a way that was fast, accurate, and

Palletizing Two Different Product Lines with MOTOMAN MPL160

POSTED: 05/17/2012

Client Palletizes Two Different Product Lines Using a Single MOTOMAN MPL160 Robot Cell   Mississauga, Ontario manufacturer saves space by palletizing two different lines with one robotic palletizing cell.   Our client is a producer of margarine. They package two

April 2012

Resistance spot-welding of aluminium moves from test phase to production-line implementation

POSTED: 04/30/2012

Georg Fischer Automotive uses innovative resistance spot-welding process for vehicle door-frame joins The automobile industry supplier Georg Fischer Automotive has deployed an innovative version of the highly productive resistance spot-welding process to weld joins on the door-frames of the new Porsche Panamera. Delta Spot has allowed the car-making specialists at GFA’s

January 2012

Chocolate Bars Uniquely Packaged

POSTED: 01/12/2012

Packaging containers can sometimes be quite elaborate. Although you rarely hear consumers ask themselves how the products in their shopping cart got into their packaging, this extremely interesting process continuously spurs packaging machine manufacturers to innovate. The faster, the better, the more accurate so as not

Combination of Robots and CDLR Conveyors Increases Production Up-Time

POSTED: 01/05/2012

Tech-Con Automation combines Robots and CDLR conveyors to Increase Production Up-Time A Tech-Con Automation client is a Tier 1 manufacturer of engine cradles. The client required an automated way to handle cradles going into and coming out of a protective coating process prior to shipping. CHALLENGES Part

November 2011

K+S Professional Services

POSTED: 11/16/2011

Since partnering with a leading company in the Building Materials Industry in 2010, K+S Services has been able to provide over $1.1 million dollars in hard, price vs. price cost savings. This success was achieved not only through the full integration of the comprehensive STAMP Program in each facility, but

October 2011

A Lean-Mean Welding Cell

POSTED: 10/11/2011

…pairs a material-handling robot to manipulate weld fixtures with a robotic welder. Together the robotic duo tackles multiple part configurations and small batch sizes. Healthcare-product manufacturer Midmark Corp, knows robotic welding inside and

Fast Forward for Image-Based ID Readers

POSTED: 10/11/2011

VSoC-powered readers increase read rates, reduce downtime and speed setup In the not-so-distant past, manufacturers using laser scanners and conventional area-scan image based readers had to put up with inherent technology limitations. Laser scanners, for example, have a hard time reading barcodes through plastic shrink-wrap, barcodes printed on flexible

September 2011

Acrobatic Top performance

POSTED: 09/20/2011

Project studies open up future perspectives and can also inspire people. Nowhere is this truer than in the field of mechatronics, which connects three highly dynamic and growing fields


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