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Industrial Robotics Case Studies

July 2018

Polywood, LLC

POSTED: 07/16/2018

BACKGROUND Poly-Wood, LLC is an innovative outdoor furniture company whose mission began in 1990 with two high school friends in an Indiana garage who posed the question, “what happens to all the milk jugs that get recycled?”. These friends, Doug Rassi and Mark Phillabaum, had a vision for creating game-changing, high-quality

Case Study: Masterbuilt And Encompass Solutions Managed Services

POSTED: 07/10/2018

Encompass Solutions recently sat down with Masterbuilt Director of Information Systems Cristina Robinson to discuss the company's utilization of Encompass solutions' Managed Services, manufacturing top-of-the-line cooking equipment, and the future of Masterbuilt. Here's what Cristina had to say about his company and where she hopes to growth enabled by the essential

June 2018

Smooth Integration with Complete Tool Systems

POSTED: 06/27/2018

Automation of nut and bolt welding is Lerocon’s speciality. Customers are primarily in the automotive industry. The product portfolio includes resistance welding and part feed using vision systems. Robot System Products supplies automatic tool changers, complete with cable

Swivel Increases Robot Flexibility

POSTED: 06/27/2018

In some cases, it is possible to add more flexibility to the robots and thereby extend their application possibilities. Using a swivel from Robot System Products, the injection moulding company Denk Kunststoff Technik, extended

Gluing Made Easy!

POSTED: 06/27/2018

When the German company FRIMO established a plant for gluing interior fittings for the car industry, the opportunity to fully utilize its robots' mobility was decisive. Equally significant was the capacity to automatically change tools with precision and

Tool Changers Enhance Flexibility at Scania Oskarshamn

POSTED: 06/26/2018

The efficient use of industrial robots requires tool changers, according to experience gained from Scania’s new bodywork facility in Oskarshamn, Sweden. When choosing supplier, quality and support are crucial factors. Scania’s facility in the Swedish coastal town

Metaphase Technologies President Kevin High Gives His Thoughts On ERP, Manufacturing, And Customized Machine Vision Technology

POSTED: 06/01/2018

Encompass Solutions recently sat down with Metaphase Technologies President Kevin High to discuss the company's current Epicor ERP implementation, manufacturing custom vision and lighting solutions, and the future of Metaphase. Here's what Kevin had to say about his company and where he'll be taking it with the advanced capabilities Encompass Solutions

May 2018

Aluminum Arc Welding

POSTED: 05/14/2018

Project Challenges Provide a flexible robotic welding system to automate welding of new designs of fence posts and gates. Provide a complete turnkey robotic welding system that is able to accommodate xx variations of parts with minimal tooling change over. Large awkward parts consist of .250” aluminum welded to .060” aluminum tube

Shipping Tray Protects Fuel Injector System

POSTED: 05/09/2018

An independent manufacturer, distributor and marketer of replacement parts for motor vehicles in the automotive aftermarket industry was seeking cost reductions on a project. An existing design, for a tray to hold a replacement fuel injection system, needed

April 2018

Doxsteel Fasteners Finds Success In ERP Implementation, Multilingual Training, And International Compliance Satisfaction With Encompass Solutions, Inc.

POSTED: 04/19/2018

Doxsteel Fasteners recently achieved a significant milestone in bringing its Mexico-based operations up to speed with a complete implementation of Epicor version 10 software and user training for their Mexico-based teams. Skilled consulting, implementation, and training services provided by Encompass Solutions, Inc. ensured the project was a success. The Project Up to the point

January 2018

Innovative Material Storage & Handling Solutions Improves Operating Efficiency

POSTED: 01/31/2018

Glory Global Solutions was facing a warehouse storage and handling challenge with limited space, low clear heights and insufficient capacity. The company utilized a third-party logistics provider for additional support, but recognized the opportunity for an in-house solution that would increase its customer equipment assembly, configuration, storage and shipping efficiency. Glory

Velox Machine Guarding Protects 3-Dimensional AS/RS Solution

POSTED: 01/31/2018

Situation: Advance Storage Products responded to a new customer request to design and implement an automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) that would allow the company to efficiently transition from a third-party logistics provider to an in-house operation in its production facility. The solution needed to utilize the company’s existing

December 2017

The Dixie Group DC Operational In 10 Weeks

POSTED: 12/21/2017

Husky Rack & Wire and Commercial Storage Systems worked as a team in the design and installation of a critical material storage and handling solution under a tight timeline for The Dixie Group Operations in Chattanooga, TN. The Dixie Group needed to find a storage facility that would accommodate over 3.3

Reduce Injuries and Increase Productivity with the FT 300 Force Torque Sensor

POSTED: 12/13/2017

Saint-Gobain’s plant in Sully-sur-Loire, France, focuses on glass production for the armoured and aeronautical industries, and the civil market. In their shift towards industry 4.0, management has deployed collaborative robot cells to free employees from tedious, repetitive tasks. Robotiq’s FT 300 Force Torque Sensor has proven essential to automate the

OCTOPUZ Case Study: The Benefits of Full Automation

POSTED: 12/12/2017

For over 30 years Focus Auto Design Inc, based in Calgary AB, has been manufacturing OEM appearance accessories. Recently, with a change in their manufacturing processes they have successfully launched an innovative new product known as the Tough FormFit Guard, a rouged hood protector manufactured from acrylic capped ABS. This new


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