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Industrial Robotics Case Studies

October 2019

Case Study: Collaborative Robot System

POSTED: 10/04/2019

A global OEM needed to automate 30 existing manufacturing lines across 12 plants.  The OEM selected Collaborative Robot (“Cobot”) technology due to Cobots’ simplicity, flexibility, and presumed safe operation.  To implement the Collaborative Robot systems, they

September 2019

Calculating robot ROI

POSTED: 09/26/2019

How to determine the true cost of robotics Google Trends data demonstrates that web searches for the phrase, “how much does a robot cost?” have doubled since 2009. From heavy duty six-axis arms to SME-friendly collaborative models, robot pricing can vary as wildly as

Automate for Accident Reduction

POSTED: 09/04/2019

Could you afford to lose 31.2 million working days? According to The Labor Force Survey, this figure illustrates the volume of unplanned worker absence due to non-fatal workplace injuries. In fact, the number of non-fatal workplace injuries in reached 609,000 in 2017 — with cuts and lacerations among the most

August 2019

Solenoid Mechanical and Electrical Testing with SMAC

POSTED: 08/29/2019

While we all dream and work countless hours to land that giant  OEM, developing a technical solution, solving their problem(s), and winning the business, but staying close to custom machine integrators is a great way to get projects, keep the orders coming in and have another pair of feet on

POWERTRAIN – CASE STUDY

POSTED: 08/23/2019

PLATE PACKING LINE SYSTEM FOR DUAL CLUTCHES In the case of the clutch packs for a dual clutch, the deviations of the friction and clutch plates are optimally equalized. Precision is key here: The thicknesses of the plates are measured and classified with a high

POWERTRAIN – CASE STUDY

POSTED: 08/23/2019

REAR AXLE TRANSFER TRANSMISSION WITH RIGID AXLES The assembly line system includes all measuring and assembly processes for a rear axle transmission, plus additional modules for assembling the axle tubes, side shafts and wheel bearings with the brake modules. Due to the size and weight

When to Automate

POSTED: 08/08/2019

CLIENT One of the largest bagel bakeries in the US has grown from a single storefront location into a large wholesale bagel maker producing more than a million bagels each day across multiple production facilities. Motivo was asked to review the client’s production operations and search for opportunities to improve efficiency

Robotic Lab Assistant

POSTED: 08/08/2019

CLIENT Breakwater Research is an energy research firm in San Jose, California. With the fast-paced progression of modern society, energy research and development of more efficient energy storage is becoming increasingly important. Breakwater Research is primarily focused on cutting edge research in the field of advanced hydrogen storage. CHALLENGE Hydrogen storage is a

Rethinking Commercial Fruit Harvesting

POSTED: 08/08/2019

CLIENT Motivo’s client is a family-owned farm known for their high-quality, unique, and flavorful fruit. This client values innovative farming techniques and sustainable practices. CHALLENGE Picking fruit has typically been something that is done by hand, mainly due to how easily fruit can be damaged and the variability in grown products. Harvesting includes

Processing Produce With Artificial Intelligence

POSTED: 08/08/2019

CLIENT Motivo’s client is a wholesale distributor of processed fruit and vegetables located in the USA. Alignment is critical when slicing or coring the client’s products; an incorrect slice can lead to tossing an entire fruit away and greatly influence the viability of the business. This was a task that only

Meat Processing Automation

POSTED: 08/08/2019

CLIENT A major vertically-integrated poultry producer on the West Coast, Motivo’s client suffers from limitations to the growth of its business due to rising costs, high employee turnover, and the labor-intensive type of work required. CHALLENGE Poultry is primarily processed with manual labor due to the poultry’s organic and varying shape. These manual

Automated Broccoli Transplanter

POSTED: 08/08/2019

CLIENT Greenheart Farms is one of California's leading vegetable producers and transplant services providers. As labor resources become scarcer and costs increase, Greenheart has been dedicated to developing technical solutions to remain an industry leader. Greenheart and Motivo teamed up to develop an automated transplanter. CHALLENGE Nature is messy! Not only did the

Advancing Sweet Potato Transplanting Technology

POSTED: 08/08/2019

CLIENT Black Gold Farms is a nationwide, family-owned potato grower with an appetite for innovation.  With challenges like increasing labor scarecity and rising costs, Black Gold Farms is taking the future of their business into their own hands. REQUIREMENTS An automated sweet potato transplanter needs to make business sense: improve transplanting speed and

July 2019

Autonomous Robotics: Intel® RealSense™ Technology and BrainOS

POSTED: 07/31/2019

An article written by Intel RealSense Technology. Published on February 8, 2019. It’s predicted that by 2065, Japan’s working population could shrink by as much as 40 percent, to around 45.3 million workers. This has led to a tight labor market – especially in blue collar jobs – with a variety of

Automation in one batch

POSTED: 07/31/2019

Robot-assisted automation in the manufacture of small quantities: This challenge has been accomplished by Darne Sport Composites S.L. in Spain. The company manufactures high-value CFRP components for motor racing and employs an ultra-flexible Stäubli six-axis robot for the milling and drilling of molds, models and CFRP components. Every automotive plant and


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