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Reducing Cycle Time and Increasing Throughput in Robotic Material Handling Applications

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Introduction Advantages of using robots in material handling applications include speed, payload capacity and consistent productivity. Increases in throughput are typically necessary to keep pace with production demands without installing additional robot cells. The techniques presented here will enable you to attain higher productivity from a given amount of floorspace

How to Remove the Return Motion in Robotic Path Planning

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  Abstract A novel closed loop track based multi-head robot has been developed to increase material handing throughput. This robot allows for waves of autonomous robot heads to move materials in the working path by eliminating the traditional return path. This is advantageous for the singulation of product from bulk, for

Clamping Down on Holding Capacity Standards

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Recently, you may have referenced materials for the purchase of clamps, including viewing the product specifications.  You found that the data for clamps varied company to company.  So, you ask, when is a 1000-lb. holding capacity clamp really a 1000 lb. holding capacity clamp?  And, how is holding capacity defined? 

Case or Tray Packaging of Stand Up Pouches

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Due to the unique dynamics of stand up pouches, case and/or tray packing of stand up pouches is dependent on engineering, marketing, shipping, financing and more. [Exhibit - Corporate Structure] Engineering is concerned with providing a means to efficiently, quickly and flexibly pack stand up pouches into shipping containers using

Laser processing of 3D-plastic components - the best answer may be a 'Laser Robot'

by Stefan Maier

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 Today's plastic components, especially in the automotive industry, are becoming more and more complex. The enormous possibilities that these plastic materials offer have been recognized by the designer, and are being used more than ever before. This has created components that can no longer be processed economically with conventional cutting

Safety Mats

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Presence sensing mats combined with a safety mat controller improve productivity while providing access guarding. Less downtime occurs because it is not necessary to set up or remove mechanical safety barriers during operation and maintenance. Presence sensing mats and controls are used where perimeter access guarding is required, such as around

Choice of Protective Measures

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 When a risk assessment shows that a machine or process carries a risk of injury the hazard must be eliminated or contained. How this is done will depend on the nature of the machine and the hazard. In basic terms this means preventing any access to the relevant parts while


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