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Application: Material Handling

QComp Selected to Re-Engineer Major Personal Product Manufacturer's Palletizing System

POSTED: 06/22/2010

QComp Technologies received an order from a major personal products manufacturer to re-engineer an existing palletizing cell. The robotic palletizing cell was completely evaluated and re-engineered by QComp Technologies to increase throughput two fold.  To achieve double the throughput the robotic cell required new pallet handling equipment, slipsheet placing

Look to RIA for a Revitalized Robotics Industry

POSTED: 02/03/2010

There is no sugar coating the fact that the robotics industry suffered from the Great Recession but there are some bright spots. RIA’s Director of Market Analysis, Paul Kellett, presented detailed statistics during the Robotics Industry Forum and they show the industry has contracted. However, he also highlighted areas where

KUKA RoboCoaster is Sum of All Thrills at Disney’s Epcot

POSTED: 10/19/2009

Until recently, few people could boast they had strapped themselves to a robot and gone for a ride (although quite a few did this at 2005 International Robots & Vision Show when KUKA brought an early version of their RoboCoaster). Now you can go

The Full Spectrum of Vacuum Gripping Systems

POSTED: 06/29/2009

It was once held that mechanical, electromechanical, pneumatic and vacuum-operated gripping systems would only ever be as reliable as the product being gripped allows. This thesis has been proven incorrect by vacuum specialist Schmalz, with its comprehensive range of gripping systems that can reliably handle the most varied of materials,

Mixed Load Palletizing: Supply Chain Economics

POSTED: 12/01/2005

Mixed Load Palletizing: Supply Chain Economics With manufacturing becoming more competitive, the best way for companies to remain viable is by identifying and embracing sustainable technologies that reduce costs and streamline the supply chain. As manufacturers change how they produce and distribute their products, mixedload pallet building emerges as

Bag Palletizing: A Design Guide

POSTED: 12/01/2005

Bag Palletizing: A Design Guide When designing your bag palletizing operations you need to ask yourself two vitally important questions. First, what type of bag am I palletizing? Is the bag smooth, porous, flat, round? Second, how is the product in the bag packed? Is it loose or firm?

Arctic Robot Design Guidelines

POSTED: 12/01/2005

Arctic Robot Design Guidelines Quick – think about an inhospitable environment where a robot should be deployed, an application that saps productivity, challenges workers, increases injuries, and increases costs. Most manufacturing professionals would think of die casting, forging, welding, grinding, painting – applications that are typically hot, dirty, noisy,


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