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Industrial Robotics Case Studies

November 2019

OnRobot’s dual gripper enables cobots to pick up a new item while it’s setting down another, cutting production time significantly

POSTED: 11/27/2019

No machine shop would turn down global industry leaders like Volvo, Renault, and Scania when they come calling with orders – even if it means pushing capacity and productivity to the limit. But in a labor market where recruiting qualified employees is easier said than done, it takes innovation to

MAG Case Study

POSTED: 11/25/2019

How MAG optimizes flexible manufacturing systems with simulation Automobile manufacturers are outsourcing ever larger parts of their production to suppliers. Due to the increasing variety of models, suppliers are faced with the challenge of processing even smaller batch sizes efficiently and economically. Many manufacturers are turning to flexible manufacturing cells,

Acieta’s FANUC Robot Increased Gross Output by 60% for AA Precision Tooling

POSTED: 11/22/2019

The Problem: Needed Increased Output and Productivity AA Precision Tooling, is a small, family owned and operated shop in rural Minnesota with a worldwide mission. The company specializes in manufacturing high precision overflow parts in both large and small quantities, but owner BJ Schrank is also passionate about helping give back

Reconditioned Workcell with Fanuc ArcMate 100i RJ2

POSTED: 11/22/2019

Project Summary:  A lawn tool company looking for a self-contained welding system that met specific quality and affordability requirements found their solution with a reconditioned cell from RobotWorx. Application Goals: Quality Welding - Attain consistent, top quality welding results.  Flexibility - Required a robotic workcell with the ability to be reprogrammed/reconfigured for different parts and applications.  Productivity -  Increased throughput and shorter cycle times are

October 2019

AMT Provides Safety System for Large Aerospace OEM

POSTED: 10/31/2019

A large aerospace OEM asked AMT to design a safety system for an existing open 5-by-2 robot cell array. AMT provided a unique safety solution with a customizable configuration which allow the ten individual cells to be grouped in any combination using only

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


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