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Robotics Case Studies

Application: Material Handling

Automated Injection Molding Operation

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Problem: Customer builds electronic components for the automotive industry. They had only 30 seconds to unload molded circuit plates from a four cavity mold, inspect each cavity to ensure that no debris was left behind, load a new insert into each cavity and inspect each insert for proper location

Auto Suppliers' Productivity Jumps 125% with Robotic System

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Problem: Challenges that typically prompt manufacturers to automate one or more of their production processes include: aggressive production schedules, quality control issues, employee safety and flexibility, to name a few. These were all relevant issues for Hawthorne Metal Products (Royal Oak, Mich.), a tier one automotive stampings supplier.  Business

A Firm Grip -- Robots Transfer Vehicle Wheels to Chain Conveyor

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The KUKA robots in use at Südrad, a manufacturer of steel disc wheels, not only have a "firm grip" on the wheels produced there; they have also mastered the art of transferring them to a circular conveyor moving at a variable velocity. The crucial requirements for implementation of this application

Small Part Deburring

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Problem: Intensive manual labor in a high temperature environment required to unload powdered metal parts from a press deburr and load into an oven for hardening. Solution: Design of a turnkey robotic system to automated the load/unload deburring process.  The operator is no longer required in the high temperature environment. 

Large Part Handling & Deburring

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Problem: Intensive manual labor required to deburr engine crankshaft and provide a way to check for quality of previous operation. Solution: Design of a turnkey system to automated the process of deburring and performing a quality check of previous operation on two crankshaft styles.  The robot is able to manipulate


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