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Industrial Robotics Case Studies

September 2020

Saving space, saving costs: Robot solution for rapid food-packing

POSTED: 09/22/2020

Fold it, seal it, tape it, box it, pick it, place it — automate it.

Grasping static electricity for revolutionary robotics: Nike-backed start-up automates the impossible

POSTED: 09/22/2020

Demonstrating static electricity by using a charged balloon to levitate your hair is a classic science experiment.

Collaborative Gripper Boosts Profitability and Reduces Misloads by 40%

POSTED: 09/17/2020

Tomenson Machine Works in Chicago wanted to automate its pin-stamping application to improve quality, profitability, and worker satisfaction.

Case Study: How Kane Robotics Achieved Orbital Polishing With RoboDK

POSTED: 09/08/2020

Surface finishing with a robot — it’s an application you might not have considered before.

Automate image-based inspection with artificial intelligence

POSTED: 09/02/2020

Summary: High demands on products as well as high time and cost pressure are decisive competitive factors across all industries and sectors.

Large Cement Manufacturer Sought Faster, More Accurate Solution to Quality Control

POSTED: 09/02/2020

Inconsistent quality proves problematic In the United States, the construction industry employs more than 7 million people and generates well over $1 trillion every year.

August 2020

Pemamek Case Study: The Birth & Evolution of PEMA WeldControl

POSTED: 08/17/2020

Pemamek is a global supplier of welding and production automation solutions.

Search for skilled survivors

POSTED: 08/14/2020

Camera system minimizes health risks when consuming seafood products Over 6 million tons of fish are processed in the European Union every year.

Productive Robotics’ OB7 Cobot Sparks Success for Electronics Manufacturer Xymox Technologies, Inc.

POSTED: 08/14/2020

Xymox Technologies, a custom manufacturing company in the printed electronics field implements OB7 to collaboratively test their products.

July 2020

3PL's New Rack Supported Work Platforms Optimized for Autonomous Mobile Robots

POSTED: 07/31/2020

When called upon to design and install two separate rack supported work platforms for a third-party logistics (3PL) company's two warehouses, Ridg-U-Rak — one of the world's largest pallet rack and storage rack manufacturers — turned to their go-to solution provider for the elevated flooring: Cornerstone Specialty Wood Products, LLC®.

Manual work meets modern automation to empower workers with handicaps

POSTED: 07/29/2020

In spite of advancing digitalization, the following still applies: Manual workstations are indispensable, because automation is not always profitable with small batch quantities or complex processes.

Continuous Motion Diagnostic Test Kit Assembly

POSTED: 07/28/2020

Customer An industry leader that produces and sells devices and consumables within the medical device and science industries.

Heavy Metal Cutting Tables

POSTED: 07/28/2020

Inovatech, Güdel Boost Metal-Cutting Production by 400 Percent While most modern industries were widely adopting automation, heavy steel fabricators were not, which was partic-ularly surprising considering the lack of skilled metal fabricators.

Automatically assisted

POSTED: 07/09/2020

Intelligent image processing supports production workers in industrial 4.

June 2020

The University of Southern Denmark (SDU) Case Study: Resource Optimization in Adaptive Production Systems

POSTED: 06/15/2020

The University of Southern Denmark (SDU) is home to 27,000 students, with approximately 3,000 students enrolled in its engineering study programs.

Injection Mold Machine Tending/Material Handling

POSTED: 06/05/2020

A company that makes molded plastic seats asked KC Robotics to design, build, and integrate two (2) robotic IMM tending systems to transfer plastic molded seats from presses to cooling racks, from the cooling racks to a Veriply machine, and  then from a Veriply machine to an outfeed conveyor.

May 2020

On the track of old masters

POSTED: 05/27/2020

Micro X-ray fluorescence spectrometer with 2 uEye USB cameras allows the examination of smallest colour particles and deep colour layers Painting analysis with IDS uEye SE cameras The "Virgin of the Rocks" is a famous artwork by Leonardo da Vinci.

Cut, Trim, and Sand Fiberglass with FANUC Industrial Robot

POSTED: 05/27/2020

RobotWorx recently worked with Crystal Coast Composites to design a cutting & sanding workcell for processing  fiberglass parts.

Güdel Case Study: Deliver just-in-time and just-in-sequence with 3D Simulation

POSTED: 05/25/2020

An industrial-sized problem Imagine that as a tire supplier, you have to deliver 12,000 tires per day to a car manufacturer, just in time and just in sequence – in the exact order in which the cars are assembled on the assembly line and how their customers have ordered – and with numerous different tire types.

Cober Solutions Implements AMR Technology to Improve Employee Fulfillment and Productivity

POSTED: 05/20/2020

MODERN PRINTING COMPANY MAKES MATERIAL HANDLING AUTOMATION A COMPETITIVE DIFFERENTIATOR For over 100 years, Cober Solutions has thrived in the commercial printing business while the industry as a whole has declined.

PLC Controlled Robots

POSTED: 05/18/2020

PLC controlled robots are not a magic bullet, but can provide cost savings to manufacturers by limiting the specialized support traditionally needed to manage robotic automation.

Europlacer Project Case Study: Designing Total Line Solutions in a Flash

POSTED: 05/12/2020

A Global Supplier of SMT Machines, Looking to Scale Europlacer is the world’s largest independent global supplier of surface-mount technology (SMT) pick and place machines.

Adjust with light

POSTED: 05/07/2020

A camera-supported alignment and measuring system ensures precise, fast measurement of straightness and flatness in mechanical engineering Straightness and alignment are essential for trouble-free plant operation, especially with large machine components and rail constructions.

April 2020

Success in the saddle

POSTED: 04/22/2020

Bikefitting system with IDS camera leads professional athletes to success Cycling is a popular sport.

Grinding and Deburring in a Foundry - standard grippers from the Zimmer Group

POSTED: 04/21/2020

A foundry, making different car suspension parts, was using a gripper with a dust cover to grind and deburr parts out of a press.

March 2020

Seen, stored, learned

POSTED: 03/19/2020

Self-learning robots solve tasks with the help of an Ensenso 3D camera Trying out different behaviours is one of the classic learning methods.

Cut From the Same Cloth

POSTED: 03/06/2020

In terms of volume and mass, wood is the most important raw material worldwide.

February 2020

Avoiding Product Mix-ups

POSTED: 02/28/2020

Digitalisation does not stop at the pharmaceutical industry.

Suture Needle Winding and Package

POSTED: 02/28/2020

Client A Medical Device Manufacturer that develops and produces devices and medical instruments for global Medical customers.

January 2020

Epson Robots | Taylor Guitars Testimonial

POSTED: 01/29/2020

Epson Robots  |  Taylor Guitars Testimonial Taylor started in 1974 by Bob Taylor and Kurt Listig, they were the first 2 owners of the company and they're still here today.

Good Things Come in Automated Packages

POSTED: 01/28/2020

The earliest printed circuit boards, patented by Austrian inventor Paul Eisler in 1943, were assembled by hand.

Robot Programming Platform Conquers Complex Parts, Outperforms the Competition

POSTED: 01/22/2020

Montreal, CANADA – Promens a.

December 2019

The Safety ROI For Automating Materials Movement: Sunview Case Study

POSTED: 12/23/2019

THE CHALLENGE: TRADITIONAL MATERIAL HANDLING UNSAFE AND INFLEXIBLE With 40 years of experience, Sunview Patio Doors (Sunview) is a leader in their industry.

Machine automation taken to the next level

POSTED: 12/13/2019

Around 20 million cutter blades for hair clippers and beard trimmers leave the Philips plant in Klagenfurt every year.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Case Study: Collaborative Robot System

POSTED: 10/04/2019

A global OEM needed to automate 30 existing manufacturing lines across 12 plants.

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.

Automate for Accident Reduction

POSTED: 09/04/2019

Could you afford to lose 31.

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 the street looking for new applications where our SMAC technology differentiates & fits best.

July 2019

Autonomous Robotics: Intel® RealSense™ Technology and BrainOS

POSTED: 07/31/2019

An article written by Intel RealSense Technology.

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.

A world first: Robots used in the reclamation of hip bones for implants

POSTED: 07/31/2019

Belgian start-up Texere Biotech has recently begun production at a fully automated plant, the first of its kind in the world.

A world first: Robots used in the reclamation of hip bones for implants

POSTED: 07/31/2019

Belgian start-up Texere Biotech has recently begun production at a fully automated plant, the first of its kind in the world.

HE (Humid Environment) robot excel where others fail

POSTED: 07/31/2019

100 percent humidity, 43°C ambient temperature and a pH of 9: in such conditions, the deployment of robots poses real challenges.

How RIVA meets the requirements of the future

POSTED: 07/31/2019

The aseptic preparation of drugs such as infusion solutions is one of the more complex tasks in pharmaceutical dispensing.

The Mega Cell

POSTED: 07/31/2019

The assembly of pressure relief valves for the ventilation of car engine crankcases is a detailed process that presents multiple challenges: an annual output of three million units, tolerances in the hundredth of a millimeter range and strict quality assurance procedures call for a superior automation solution.

Machine automation taken to the next level

POSTED: 07/31/2019

Around 20 million cutter blades for hair clippers and beard trimmers leave the Philips plant at Klagenfurt every year.

Robot braves ultra-harsh conditions

POSTED: 07/30/2019

To maintain competitive production costs in traditionally high-wage countries such as Austria while guaranteeing customers goods of consistently high quality, precision parts manufacturer Redtenbacher has opted for an exceptionally high degree of automation.

Staubli Robotics assisting business with Cleanroom molding challenges

POSTED: 07/30/2019

Stäubli Robotics assisting businesses with Cleanroom molding challenges PTG Silicones invested a full year designing and constructing its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility which features a class 100,000 Cleanroom.

Custom-Engineered EOAT and Degating System

POSTED: 07/22/2019

How Piab helped an automotive parts leader automate a complicated degating process and increase productivity with a specially designed end-of-arm tooling (EOAT) system.

Case Study: Automating End-of-Line Processes in a Traditional German Brewery

POSTED: 07/10/2019

Westheimer Brewery, founded in 1862, is a private brewery rooted in more than 150 years of tradition.

Case Study: A New Solution for Bag Palletizing Using a Kawasaki Robot

POSTED: 07/10/2019

In most factories, end-of-line processes are sought-after candidates for automation.

Adjustable Width Timing Belt Coneyor

POSTED: 07/10/2019

Challenge To provide a conveyor that would accommodate 49 different size bolts while maintaining a common datum.

True Conveyor Belt Tracking

POSTED: 07/10/2019

Recently a customer approached mk North America, Inc.

June 2019

Virtual Manufacturing Project Case Study

POSTED: 06/19/2019

Virtual Manufacturing, a supplier of lean-based production development services, and value-added reseller of Visual Components solutions; understands the power of simulation in production.

Savushkin Project Case Study

POSTED: 06/19/2019

Many manufacturers are struggling to keep their production efficient while at the same time responsive to changing market needs.

O&O Technology & SMB Technics Project Case Study

POSTED: 06/19/2019

SMB Technics, a leading Turkish producer of metal processing solutions for the manufacturing industry, was recently competing for a project that required them to propose and present a complete manufacturing solution.

Midea Case Study

POSTED: 06/19/2019

In this case study, we’ll show you how Midea, the world’s largest producer of major appliances, used Visual Components to increase the capacity and flexibility of a high-end washing machine assembly line, while reducing costs by 15%.

May 2019

Case Study: Consistent Spraying in an Unfriendly Environment Using Kawasaki Robot

POSTED: 05/22/2019

In the eyes of some manufacturers, installing an industrial robot can seem intimidating.

Case Study: Kawasaki Robotic Tube Bending Increases Throughput and Eliminates Safety Risks

POSTED: 05/22/2019

Robotic machine tending can offer a wide range of benefits, whether it is ergonomic relief, increased throughput, or a more streamlined and efficient process overall.

Case Study: Flexible and Consistent Arc Welding Using Kawasaki R series Robots

POSTED: 05/22/2019

As experienced arc welders become an increasingly scarce resource and mass production amplifies the need for consistent product quality, many companies are at a loss.

Case Study: Creating a Customized Kawasaki Robotic Solution for Produce Palletizing

POSTED: 05/22/2019

When ever-increasing production goals are met with high labor and shipping costs, robots can help manufacturers improve their bottom line.

Case Study: One-of-a-Kind Kawasaki Robot Cell for Vision-Guided Aerospace Part Assembly

POSTED: 05/22/2019

Unlike many of today’s manufacturing sectors, the aerospace industry tends to stray away from automation.

Robot Cuts Costs, Increases Efficiency

POSTED: 05/20/2019

When asked how his Columbia/Okura robot is perfomring, Big J Milling Co.

Case Study: Six-Station Machine Tending Using Kawasaki Robot

POSTED: 05/20/2019

Manufacturers use automation to take their operations to the next level.

Brain Corp Creates New BrainOS To Scale Robotics Across Industries

POSTED: 05/17/2019

This case study was written by Brain Corp in collaboration with NVIDIA for their product showcase.

December 2018

Robotic palletizing solution from Honeywell Intelligrated adds staffing and production flexibility

POSTED: 12/06/2018

Robotic Palletizing Solution From Honeywell Intelligrated Adds Staffing and Production Flexibility, Avoids Worker Injuries, and Yields Floor Space Savings Please note: “Honeywell Intelligrated” within this case study refers to FKI Logistex.

Universal Robots help Autodesk Push Construction Industry’s Boundaries for Human-Robot Collaboration

POSTED: 12/05/2018

At Autodesk’s Robotics Lab in San Francisco, CA, Universal Robots are used in research projects exploring new ways to automate the construction industry.

LEONI B-Flex Brings True Collaborative Cable Management to Cobot Models

POSTED: 12/04/2018

With an increase of collaborative robots in manufacturing environments, more and more cobots are working alongside humans.

November 2018

Maintenance free UR cobots operate continuously in harsh environment

POSTED: 11/13/2018

Aircraft Tooling, a Texas-based repair center for the aviation industry, was surprised to find that Universal Robots could withstand the high temperatures and harsh environment while performing metal powder and plasma spray processes.

October 2018

Innovation at Work: Vecna Robotics Helps Milton CAT Develop a Flexible Workflow

POSTED: 10/30/2018

In a time of growth and ever-increasing demand, the need to improve the customer experience and ensure employee safety are crucial areas of concern for distribution centers everywhere.

Retrofitting CNC machines with RG2 Dual Gripper

POSTED: 10/26/2018

The Copenhagen-based company has increased its productivity on their CNC machines by retrofitting them with RG2 Dual Grippers from OnRobot that significantly decrease cycle times and allows for production to continue after operators have left the workshop.

OnRobot collaborative grippers pack delicate herbs at Rosborg Greenhouse

POSTED: 10/26/2018

It takes great finesse to cultivate and deliver tasteful, fresh herbs.

August 2018

Robots: Saving Your Jobs, Not Destroying Them

POSTED: 08/28/2018

You know the common fear: robots are coming to take your jobs.

OCTOPUZ Programs Panasonic Welding Robot at Accumetal Manufacturing Inc.

POSTED: 08/14/2018

Just like there are a multitude of robot brands in the industrial robotics industry, there are also a multitude of options for programming.

Crown relies on FASTSUITE Edition 2 for offline programming of robotic welding cells

POSTED: 08/10/2018

Robot welding: More efficiency for programming and equipment fabrication The forklift manufacturer Crown relies heavily on robotic welding automation for production of their equipment in the Roding (Germany) facility.

Removing Production Bottlenecks through Automation

POSTED: 08/07/2018

Tufting, one of the most sought-after and classic upholstery styles, is commonly incorporated into the design of furniture.

July 2018

OCTOPUZ: Preparing Students for the New Industry Standard

POSTED: 07/31/2018

Throughout a student’s education, the student is taken through a curriculum that shapes him/her in the best way possible for their career path.

Stepping Into the Future With Old World Stone

POSTED: 07/25/2018

Burlington, ON - based Old World Stone, has been providing cut stone for over 30 years.

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?”.

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.

Automotive Supplier Increases Uptime, Production Volumes with LEONI LSH 3 Dresspack

POSTED: 07/05/2018

A Tier 1 supplier to top global automakers had been using dresspacks on various production-line robots for more than a decade.

June 2018

Smooth Integration with Complete Tool Systems

POSTED: 06/27/2018

Automation of nut and bolt welding is Lerocon’s speciality.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

November 2017

Velox Machine Guarding Protects Omni-Channel Fulfillment Center

POSTED: 11/14/2017

Invata Intralogistics, experts in advanced automation systems, selected Velox Machine Guarding to protect its new 465,000 square foot omni-channel fulfillment center.

October 2017

IAS Case Study

POSTED: 10/06/2017

IAS Inc.

September 2017

Doubled Production on Limited Floor Space

POSTED: 09/28/2017

A year ago, German audio equipment leader beyerdynamic aimed to increase factory floor productivity by 50% on a 4-year plan.

Wrist Camera Increases Daily Production to Deliver Big Orders in Tight Delays

POSTED: 09/28/2017

Mississippi’s WALT Machine Inc.

August 2017

Control Panels USA and OCTOPUZ: A Winning Combination

POSTED: 08/23/2017

Control Panels USA is a UL508A, UL698A, & UL698B manufacturer of Control Panels and Relay Rack assemblies for clients in a wide range of industries.

KUKA Case Study

POSTED: 08/22/2017

A highly developed ready-made solution When dealing with highly sophisticated production lines and multi-robot work cell installations one of the best ways to test and verify decisions is to simulate in a 3D environment and see these operations as realistically as possible in real-time.

Fastems Case Study

POSTED: 08/22/2017

How has Fastems benefited from collaborating with Visual Components? Fastems, an independent robot integrator with over 20 years of experience in the machining industry, is a major player in the field of robot integration.

Bell Helicopter Case Study - Setting the Pace for the Vertical Lift Industry

POSTED: 08/21/2017

Robot simulation in the aviation industry Bell Helicopter is a Texas-based manufacturer of vertical lift aircraft.

Kaufman Case Study

POSTED: 08/21/2017

Kaufman Engineered Systems has been at the forefront of complete line automation for over 70 years.

July 2017

Collaborative Robots in the Classroom Deliver Hands-on Learning

POSTED: 07/20/2017

RAMTEC Career center in Ohio is home to the largest, most comprehensive robotics education center in the U.

Universal Robots Saves 9 Hours of Production Time at Glidewell Laboratories

POSTED: 07/20/2017

It usually takes five days from when a dentist sends an impression of a patient’s teeth to the lab, until the finished crown returns.

How Dynamic Group Quadrupled Production Capacity with Collaborative Robots

POSTED: 07/20/2017

Dynamic Group had difficulty staffing their injection molding production and wanted to better utilize their existing labor force.

A Robot Cell for Sound Deadener and Blackout Spray

POSTED: 07/07/2017

Problem: One of our long-term customers in the automotive industry reached out to us for advice on improving a step in their manufacturing line for a new model of vehicle.

Piston Ringer Assembly: Rewriting the Code

POSTED: 07/07/2017

Problem: One of Patti Engineering’s customers in the heavy equipment manufacturing industry came to us with a project to upgrade the controls program for a piston ringer assembly.

How Dimic Steel Tech Cut Their Programming Time In Half

POSTED: 07/06/2017

Dimic Steel Tech, a metal fabrication and machining service provider in Upland, California uses OCTOPUZ to program their robot, a KUKA KR 16 for MIG welding, from start to finish.

June 2017

Building today's manufacturing startups

POSTED: 06/07/2017

Since the 80’s, American eyewear manufacturers were all bought by foreign interests, stopping the domestic production in the process.

May 2017

GE Achieves Lean Manufacturing in Milwaukee Facility with OTTO

POSTED: 05/24/2017

THE TASK: DELIVERING MEDICAL EQUIPMENT  GE Healthcare’s 280,000 square foot facility in Milwaukee is a mega center for medical equipment repairs.

Severt Chooses Delfoi Arc for Flexible and Easy Programming and Manufacturing

POSTED: 05/15/2017

Severt's Target - More Flexibility and Efficiency, Shorter Programming Time and Availability of Robot Cells To meet customer demands flexibility is crucial.

March 2017

JST Goes to Great Lengths to Advance Semiconductor Manufacturing with Rexroth Automation

POSTED: 03/23/2017

Challenge Create a 138-foot-long wet bench silicon cleaning station utilizing multiple Cartesian robots driven by a combination of linear motion and control technologies Rexroth Solution CKR belt-driven linear modules CKK ball screw linear modules MKR belt-driven linear modules IndraDyn MSK synchronous servo motors IndraDrive C digital intelligent servo drives Rexroth EasyHandling System Results Effective use of overhead Cartesian robots Precision, accuracy and repeatability across the 138-foot length of the cleaning station Robustness and reliability Cleanliness to Class 10 cleanroom standards System ordered as single part number Background Although silicon is the key ingredient for semiconductors used in smartphones and other electronic devices, only a purified form can be used to make semiconductor chips.

Robotics Makes the Right Move for Medifast

POSTED: 03/22/2017

Delta robot adds flexible automation, improves transfer between poucher and cartoner Challenge: Improve product transfer between Medifast's pouching and cartoning machine KHS Bartelt and Rexroth Solution: Three-axis delta picker robot controlled by Rexroth’s IndraMotion MLC motion logic control platform IndraControl L65 controller with Sercos ring IndraDrive Mi cabinet-free integrated servo motor/drives IndraDrive M digital intelligent servo drives IndraDyn MSK servo motors IndraWorks programming package Results: Better integration for pouching/cartoning Stable, uniform pouch stacks for improved cartoning Easy robot positioning, changeover Reduced cabling, smaller machine footprint, higher ROI on floor space Measurable improvements in throughput, OEE The Story: In automated packaging operations, transferring products from one machine to another can often bottleneck the entire line.

5 RTOS Performance Compared on EtherCAT Master – IntervalZero’s RTX/RTX64 Stands Out

POSTED: 03/15/2017

The KINGSTAR Soft Motion platform supports multiple industry-leading EtherCAT Masters to guarantee that devices from different manufacturers can work together seamlessly.

December 2016

Universal Robots Racks Up the Benefits at Etalex

POSTED: 12/12/2016

Installing a Universal Robot to pick metal parts out of a press brake solved several automation headaches at Etalex; a Canadian manufacturer of shelving systems that had no room for safety guarding in front of the press and needed a flexible user-friendly robot that could safely handle the pick and place tasks in a high traffic area.

Mobile Robot Colleagues on Wheels Increase Productivity and Worker Safety at Scott Fetzer Electrical Group

POSTED: 12/12/2016

A mobile fleet of Universal Robots will now receive daily work orders to solve ever-changing tasks with high mix - low volume electronics manufacturer Scott Fetzer Electrical Group (SFEG) in Tennessee.

Robot Colleagues Boost the Bottom Line

POSTED: 12/12/2016

For the Danish company Stantræk, automation means growth.

Vision-Guided Collaborative Robots Deliver Fast Return On Investment in Production of Firehose Valves

POSTED: 12/12/2016

Task Force Tips, a manufacturer of firefighting equipment, wanted to promote and maximize their personnel tending machining cells into more complex tasks while keeping spindle time up and product quality consistent.

November 2016

Shifting into the Future with OCTOPUZ Robotic Software

POSTED: 11/18/2016

In an ever-competitive and increasingly globalized world, the automotive industry is constantly striving for innovation.

October 2016

Quanta Storage Case Study

POSTED: 10/03/2016

Background Quanta Storage, a subsidiary of Quanta Computer, is one of the major suppliers of storage products to leading computer manufacturers around the world.

September 2016

Machine Automation Best Practices for Surface Mount Technology (SMT)

POSTED: 09/28/2016

How KINGSTAR Transformed Motion Control At 4 Leading SMT Corporations Summary Around the world, KINGSTAR products including the IntervalZero real-time operating system (RTOS) are used in dozens of different models of surface mount technology machines (SMT), which are produced by many different customers with  prestigious brands.

Chime Ball Tech - Performance & Agility Through Decentralized Software Motion Control

POSTED: 09/25/2016

How Chime Ball Technology (CBT) Replaced Traditional Motion Control for Greater Performance and Value The Organization: A Leader in Automatic Exposing Machine and Circuit Board Production Chime Ball Technology Co.

May 2016

IPSUMM’s New Flexible, Scalable IRIS Production Cells Promise to Revolutionize Conventional Manufacturing Processes — with a Little Help from Mitsubishi Electric

POSTED: 05/17/2016

Solution RV2FBD1S15 6-Axis Robot L02CPU-P Programmable Logic Controller IPSUMM Product Benefits Quick switching among diverse manufacturing tasks Easy to reconfigure manufacturing capacity Scalability reduces capital investment demands Mitsubishi Electric Value-added Advantages Robust programming support Timely product availability Responsive service BACKGROUND Newly expanding to a 18,000 sq.

March 2016

Five Robots Travel Around the World – Centralized unitizing robots prove reliable and flexible

POSTED: 03/17/2016

Motion Controls Robotics, Inc (MCRI) helps a large pulp and paper company relocate and expand their current robotic unitizing system.

January 2016

Friction Stir Welding: A Sustainable Solution

POSTED: 01/25/2016

In the automotive industry where fuel economy rules, the mass of a car is an important factor when making a purchase.

Automation Reduces Energy Usage for Brewery

POSTED: 01/08/2016

The Customer’s Challenge A major North American brewery required JMP’s assistance on a project that was part of an overall strategy for reducing energy usage.

JMP Makes the Case for Faster Packing

POSTED: 01/07/2016

The Customer’s Challenge A leading Canadian food products company relied heavily on high-speed production lines to support the lower production costs that were key to their competitive pricing strategy.

December 2015

Heavy Diverting in Packaging

POSTED: 12/31/2015

A major dairy packaging company operating multiple plants in Texas and surrounding states had a need to improve the inspection and reject station for their half-gallon gable top carton filling line.

JMP Keeps 1,000 lbs of Parts Moving

POSTED: 12/30/2015

The Challenge The movement of very heavy parts (over 1,000 lbs.

When Your Robot Has a Mind of its Own, Call JMP First

POSTED: 12/29/2015

The Challenge A large steel-making facility purchased equipment which included an integrated robot for loading/unloading material.

JMP's Automation Solution Delivers Plastic Bags in Only Four Seconds

POSTED: 12/28/2015

The Challenge Struggling to meet the demand for their product, our client, a paper and plastic bag fabricator, turned to JMP for help.

November 2015

Robotmaster Reduces Outsourcing, Increases Production and Profitability

POSTED: 11/17/2015

Groupe Gravel, a Quebec-based machining and metalwork fabricator is a family business with 40 years experience, offering one stop service for custom production and repair services.

Machine Tending Application - Case Study with Robotiq Adaptive Gripper and Universal Robots

POSTED: 11/05/2015

Save on Changeovers and Setup Time by Using a Single Robot Gripper in High-mix, Low-volume Applications See how Inertia Switch got the full benefits of automation by using Robotiq Adaptive Gripper and Universal Robots in a machine tending application Inertia Switch - Company Profile Industry: Industrial Goods & Services Application: Machine Tending Robot: UR5 – Universal Robots Product: Robotiq 2-Finger Adaptive Gripper - 85mm Inertia Switch - A Switch Manufacturer for High-tech Industries Inertia Switch designs and manufactures switches of all kinds for high-tech industries.

October 2015

Utilizing RTX RTOS Platform to Revolutionize Digital Audio Workstations

POSTED: 10/30/2015

The Market & Customer Profile HMerging Technologies builds state-of-the-art digital audio and video recording and mixing equipment for professional applications that require precise and synchronized playback for a wide array of uses including theater; live events; TV and radio broadcasts; feature film production and post-production; outside broadcast vans; museums; kiosks and corporate events.

Hurco & IntervalZero RTX: Partners in Windows-Based Embedded Real-Time Control for More Than a Decade

POSTED: 10/30/2015

The background and challenges: Hurco is a US-based global industrial automation company that designs and produces interactive computer controls fitted to its machine systems for the metal cutting and forming industries.

Precision Machinery Research and Development Center (PMC) Builds Range of Industrial Robots with IntervalZero’s RTOS Platform and KingStar IO

POSTED: 10/13/2015

Background and Challenges Precision Machinery Research and Development Center (PMC) is a Taiwan-based company created in 1993 by the government and the Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI).

September 2015

Picking a Winner

POSTED: 09/23/2015

Placing coins into a coin presentation case insert sounds like an easy thing to do, right? But when the application calls for placing several thousand coins in exact places on moving inserts every day, the task becomes much more demanding.

July 2015

University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) Using Robotmaster to Help Students’ Racing Team

POSTED: 07/16/2015

The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with Boeing lent a hand to 35 students designing and manufacturing a single seat-racing car capable of accelerating from 0-60 mph in under five seconds.

May 2015

Schmalz Lifters Effective at Reducing Injury and Worker Compensation Claims

POSTED: 05/05/2015

In today’s world it is essential that companies run lean and efficient processes while increasing ergonomic and safe work-flows that protect and broaden the work force.

April 2015

Advanced Temperature Monitoring and Control at Hill Country Bakery

POSTED: 04/15/2015

Control system integrator assists Food Manufacturer in meeting safety and quality goals with the engineering, design, and implementation of an advanced automated temperature monitoring and control system.

Schmalz large area grippers also excelling

POSTED: 04/02/2015

America’s largest manufacturer of hardwood plywood and hardwood veneer products was able to resolve the issues with their feeder.

Efficient handling of metal sheets

POSTED: 04/02/2015

Holding force, lateral force absorption, adaptability to the work piece, long life, environmentally friendly design and a clear reduction in costs: With the suction pads series SAXM, the German producer of vacuum technology J.

February 2015

Laser Hybrid Welding with Gantry Robot

POSTED: 02/09/2015

Precision hybrid laser welding is a demanding application with strict requirements for precision and vibration free motion.

Simple Solutions for Multi-carriage Tracks

POSTED: 02/09/2015

Kawasaki Robotics US recently turned to Güdel for a 21-meter-long, three-carriage TrackMotion TMF-4 for material handling in a body shop.

January 2015

Pilz automation system PSS 4000 Monitors Fire Protection System

POSTED: 01/27/2015

Hackensches Quartier, in Berlin, Germany, opted for the Pilz automation system PSS 4000 to monitor their fire protection system.

Intuitive Robot Programming for Flexible Aerospace Manufacturing

POSTED: 01/21/2015

Robots are proving to be flexible tools for aircraft manufacturing and assembly.

December 2014

75-ton Turbine Requires Güdel Gantry for Precise Robot Measurement

POSTED: 12/03/2014

The Challenge : Automate inspection of large, complex geometry of a 75-ton turbine Manual inspection of a 75-ton turbine is a time consuming, difficult task that takes teams of workers up to two weeks, requires high levels of precision and is prone to human error.

September 2014

Robotmaster Software is Used to Create an Automated Way of Producing Orthotics Using Milling Robots

POSTED: 09/23/2014

In 2008, ORTHOPEDIE BONTOUX, a company that has specialised in the manufacture and adaptation of orthopedic and prosthetic apparatus (orthoses and prostheses) since 1982, created its subsidiary OSIC-CARBONE.

March 2014

Intelligrated integrates Alvey robotic and conventional palletizing system to handle Hershey’s wide range of product

POSTED: 03/17/2014

Intelligrated integrates Alvey robotic and conventional palletizing system to handle Hershey’s wide range of product   Please note: Intelligrated acquired Alvey® palletizing products through its purchase of the North and South American operations of FKI Logistex® in June 2009.

January 2014

Automated Assembly System

POSTED: 01/09/2014

Midwest Engineering Systems Inc.

Automated Knurling Machine

POSTED: 01/09/2014

Midwest Engineering Systems Inc.

October 2013

Compliance in Motion - an Automotive Parts Application

POSTED: 10/04/2013

Creative Automation, Inc.

September 2013

How the New PV-JB/MF Open Format Junction Box for PV Modules Came to Light

POSTED: 09/23/2013

Multi-Contact AG, a global electrical connector manufacturer using advanced contact technology, has been active in the solar industry for decades.

Carnegie Mellon Successfully Exploiting Manufacturing Robots with Robotmaster

POSTED: 09/18/2013

Client Profile:   Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is a global research university with campuses located in Pittsburgh, Qatar and Silicon Valley.

August 2013

Robotic Press Break-Automated Metal Bending

POSTED: 08/14/2013

Midwest Engineering Systems Inc.

June 2013

Robots Help One Food Company Stack Up Production

POSTED: 06/18/2013

Robots help packagers work more efficiently, increasing output and reducing change over time.

Application with Alignment Device with On-center and Off-center Locking Capability

POSTED: 06/03/2013

When Creative Automation was contracted to engineer an electric motor assembly line for a major automotive manufacturer, they looked to IPR Robotics’ KA alignment device.

May 2013

Grippers that Hold Up in Extremely Tough Environments

POSTED: 05/10/2013

Bremen Castings, a precision CNC machine shop and foundry located in Bremen, Indiana, has a tough job to do.

February 2013

Plastics Unlimited

POSTED: 02/08/2013

ISO 13849-1 IN ACTION: Plastics Unlimited in Preston, Iowa   For most people, the coming of a new year means new resolutions.

January 2013

Red robots in the house: ABB robots Help a Traditional Black Forest Brewery

POSTED: 01/28/2013

On the production floor, the scene is like one from a delicate and very precise ballet of technology: an ABB robot bends gracefully forward and grips a stainless steel beer keg gently but firmly around its “waist,” then smoothly rotates it 90 degrees and carefully places it, inverted, in the packing area.

Robotic Welder Leads Trailer Manufacturer Down Productivity Path

POSTED: 01/15/2013

Arc welding takes on a new look at Titan Trailers as a robotic-welding system takes over high-volume production of aluminum and steel couplers, swing-door assemblies and other weldments.

Furniture maker IKEA boosts production capacity with industrial robots

POSTED: 01/04/2013

Office and kitchen furniture manufacturer Spartan, a branch of Swedwood (part of the IKEA Industry Group) in Slovakia, have installed two robotized paint lines to help achieve their goals of increased quality requirements of its customer, becoming more environmentally friendly, and boosting production capacity.

December 2012

Danish Robot Reduces Cost, Optimizes Production at Precision Engineering Company

POSTED: 12/28/2012

Rising wages and the intricate management of the labour force have created a challenging work environment for a Singapore-based company, Sky Engineering.

Robot Saves Man Years at Dairy

POSTED: 12/28/2012

Iceland's biggest dairy, Mjólkursamsalan Akureyri, uses two UR5 robots in its production of milk products.

Multi-Application Robot Arm is 'Child's Play' to Programme

POSTED: 12/28/2012

Traditional robots can substantially boost productivity but generally they are large devices that are application-specific and complex to programme.

New Robot Lends Precision and Reliability to Production of Hearing Aids

POSTED: 12/28/2012

Hearing device manufacturer Oticon needed a more flexible robot to handle the tiny hearing device components in its production.

A Measuring Robot Ensures “Just-in-Time” Assembly

POSTED: 12/28/2012

In automotive supplier Lear Corporation’s demand-led production, robot arms from Universal Robots play a crucial role: The lightweight robots assemble car seats by locating, measuring and tightening screws on car seats resulting in shorter throughput time and greater process reliability.

October 2012

Multi-Contact 10BV Connectors Used to Ensure a Reliable and High-Power Battery Connection in Electric Vehicles

POSTED: 10/25/2012

Business needs – Background A manufacturer of electric vehicle conversions offering  a wide range of products, from small cars to large busses.

Data Transfer Modules Add to Versatility of Multi-Contact Connector System

POSTED: 10/25/2012

Part of modular CombiTac connector system, contact carriers are available for Ethernet cabling and field bus systems.

Fused 1000 V Test Leads from Multi-Contact Assist Operator Safety

POSTED: 10/25/2012

UL approved test leads are terminated with 4 mm diameter plugs for connecting standard safety test clips and probes to enable safe, fuse-protected measurements.

Cable Termination System Offers Crimp-free Connections

POSTED: 10/25/2012

AxiClamp has connector body with solid metal cone that clamps copper cable strands against internal taper on metal sleeve.

High-Frequency Test Probes offer rise time of 0.9 ns.

POSTED: 10/25/2012

Compatible with all oscilloscopes, Isoprobe® III high-frequency (250-500 MHz) test probes have coaxial connecting cable with low capacitance.

Magnetic Adapters Accelerate Safe Connection of Test Leads

POSTED: 10/25/2012

Used where clamping is not possible, magnetic adapters safely attach test leads onto screw heads.

The Modular Power Connector (MPC) from Multi-Contact Combines up to 15 Single-pole Power Contacts

POSTED: 10/25/2012

The great advantage is obvious: the modular design permits the construction of application-specific plug connectors with standard modules.

Shielded Round Connectors 16BV-GS und 21BV-GS for high-power applications

POSTED: 10/25/2012

As a customer-specific solution, Multi-Contact has developed fully shielded connectors for power supply with frequency converters, e.

Metal Coating Painting Application Without Masking

POSTED: 10/04/2012

Faverges (France) - At the beginning of 1998, AXO-SCINTEX in France launched a new production line for the manufacturing of the PEUGEOT 206 taillights.

July 2012

Mechatronics Ping-Pong Project Challenges University Students

POSTED: 07/25/2012

Application: Mechatronics university robotics team project Industry: Education Problem: Macron Dynamics regularly works with young student engineers and robotics teams at the university level to provide support and/or products at little to no cost.

MacSTANDARD PSC Belt Driven Actuator Helps Solve Clemson University Students’ Senior Design Challenge

POSTED: 07/25/2012

Application:  Electric engineering senior design project Industry:  Education   Problem: Recently, a group of students from Clemson University’s Electric Engineering program approached Macron with the challenge of building an automated air hockey machine.

Belt-Driven Actuators in High Speed, Vertical Axis Packaging Application

POSTED: 07/25/2012

Dual X/ Dual Z automated dairy product packaging gantry Application: Automated case packaging Industry: Wine packaging / dairy products Problem: A large dairy products packaging company required rapid vertical axis travel in their case packaging and bottling lines automation.

Automotive Crash Test Avoidance Simulation System

POSTED: 07/25/2012

Application: Automotive A crash test dummy used in a crash avoidance test systems, hangs from a MacBUILT actuator mounted to a cantilevered MacFRAME structure.

Automated Test System Traversing Unit for Rail Inspection

POSTED: 07/25/2012

Application: Test System Traversing Unit Industry: Transportation Sector; Rail Vehicle Sub-Sector Problem: A measuring sensor module required guidance and tracking over a long distance and at high speed rate.

May 2012

KP Foods Palletizing

POSTED: 05/22/2012

TASK KP Foods Plant at Stockton-on-Tees is a manufacturer of Potato Crisp snack foods.

January 2012

Chocolate Bars Uniquely Packaged

POSTED: 01/12/2012

Packaging containers can sometimes be quite elaborate.

October 2011

A Lean-Mean Welding Cell

POSTED: 10/11/2011

…pairs a material-handling robot to manipulate weld fixtures with a robotic welder.

August 2011

Weber Aircraft

POSTED: 08/31/2011

Client Profile: Weber Aircraft LP, a subsidiary of The Zodiac Group of France, is one of the leading manufacturers of commercial aircraft seats for airlines and major aircraft manufacturers worldwide.

Machining Robots Bring Stone Mason's Skill to the 21st Century

POSTED: 08/31/2011

The latest robotic technology, state of the art processing equipment and an environmentally friendly, healthy and safe business approach are not what might be readily associated with the stone quarrying industry, but at JWQ (Johnson Wellfield Quarries) in Huddersfield investment in new facilities and a desire to produce sustainable engineered, natural stone, has significantly extended capabilities for this 150 year old quarry.

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

POSTED: 08/31/2011

Client Profile: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) is a leading manufacturer of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical reconnaissance radar, including the Predator UAS series and the Lynx SAR/GMTI sensor systems.

Flow Automation

POSTED: 08/31/2011

When robots first came on the manufacturing scene in the late 1950s and early 1960s, skeptics accused them of stealing jobs and dehumanizing the workplace.

AV&R Vision & Robotics

POSTED: 08/31/2011

Client Profile: AV&R Vision & Robotics is a leader in industrial automation, offering intelligent automation solutions to optimize manufacturing processes and to control quality.

Armatec Survivability/Ottobock Healthcare

POSTED: 08/31/2011

Precise, reliable cutting and machining centers; words not often used to describe industrial robot arms.

Rexroth VarioFlow conveyors offer modular advantages for Oak State products from wrapping, to cartoning, to case packing

POSTED: 08/30/2011

Easy-to-assemble modular approach adds both packaging capacity and flexibility for food products customer needs When food product consumers’ tastes change, food product manufacturers’ processes need to change with them, to stay ahead in a competitive marketplace.

July 2011

Linear Guides and Plastic Bearings Facilitate Motion for MRI-guided Robot

POSTED: 07/06/2011

A team of researchers from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute have developed a teleoperated robot that will greatly improve the way prostate cancer is detected and treated.

April 2011

Robots at the Center of Cellular Wire-Welding Cells

POSTED: 04/20/2011

Automation has supported accelerated growth at Tier-Two and Tier-Three automotive supplier JR Manufacturing, a key link in the Honda supply chain for headrest pillars and welded-wire frames for seats and arm-rest cushions.

Mining Equipment Manufacturer Digs Robotic Welders' Productivity

POSTED: 04/18/2011

Four long-armed heavy-metal welding robots lay down 150 lb.

February 2011

Automation with Dexterity at the Robotics Competence Center of the WIFI OÖ

POSTED: 02/07/2011

Recently introduced by KEBA, the active contact flange for sensitive automation tasks has been in use in practical application since January 2011 at the Robotics Competence Center of the WIFI Upper Austria in Linz.

Product Handling Put to the Test at Twizzlers Candy Plant

POSTED: 02/07/2011

Twizzlers® candy from Y&S Candies, Inc.

January 2011

Palletizer Robot Uses Common PLC Platform

POSTED: 01/03/2011

New robotic palletizer from Intelligrated uses an Alvey robot that is controlled via a common programmable logic controller (PLC) platform.

November 2010

One Multitasking Robot, Two Heavy-Lifting Jobs

POSTED: 11/19/2010

This is one busy robot, working on one side of a manufacturing cell to case-pack, and then swinging around to palletize the heavy cases.

Flexible Cable Performs in Severe Cold Temperature Environments

POSTED: 11/01/2010

  Problem: A leading North American manufacturer of electric fork lift trucks wanted a rugged flexible cable that could not only withstand thousands upon thousands of flexes year after year, but also endure extreme sub-zero temperatures in working environments where the fork lift equipment is used to offload foods and perishables from cold storage.

September 2010

Alvey Robotic Palletizers from Intelligrated Paint a Picture of Efficiency for Kelly-Moore Paint Company

POSTED: 09/01/2010

Willingness to Invest in Future Yields Big Dividends With 76% Return on Investment in First Year.

June 2010

KMT Robotic Solutions responds quickly to repair flood damaged robotic system at Tier II supplier

POSTED: 06/22/2010

On Saturday, May 1, 2010, the Cumberland River overflowed its banks and caused extensive flooding in Nashville, TN.

Injection Molder Gets Robotic Automation Right the First Time

POSTED: 06/01/2010

…and every time thereafter.

May 2010

Sliding Slewing Ring Bearings

POSTED: 05/24/2010

Rotary motion on an ultrasonic welding machine  EAST PROVIDENCE, R.

Tray Loading Robot

POSTED: 05/05/2010

Customer Information – ASCO Sintering is an employee-owned company and is a leader in the design and manufacturing of powdered metal products.

April 2010

Centerless Grinder Automation

POSTED: 04/30/2010

Customer Information - The customer runs a precision machine shop manufacturing a great variety of parts for the industrial, commercial and aerospace markets.

A Sweet Success Story: Candy Factory Modernizes its Robotic-Palletizing Cells

POSTED: 04/22/2010

The Hershey Company licorice plant welcomes new palletizing robots—along with controls and simulation software--to handle 85 percent of the plant’s palletizing chores, while also increasing productivity, flexibility and reliability.

Plastic Plain Bearings for Ski Bindings

POSTED: 04/16/2010

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.

January 2010

Katayama American Company Automates In-Line Measurement

POSTED: 01/20/2010

Problem: Katayama American Company, Inc.

December 2009

Classic Metal Finishing: Robot Provides Increased Production and Flexibility…A Robot Case Study

POSTED: 12/07/2009

Classic Metal Finishing, based in Jackson, Mich.

Precision Grinding System at BMW

POSTED: 12/03/2009

When world renowned car maker BMW needed a precision grinding system to manufacture the carbon fiber roof on their 2008 M3, they teamed with KMT Robotic Solutions to create an automated manufacturing process that improves quality and safety while increasing productivity.

October 2009

Handling Hot Work Pieces with Vacuum Suction Cups

POSTED: 10/15/2009

The Challenge A leading specialist for injection molding and assembly technology for vehicle interiors has to take out hot work pieces from the injection-moulding machine and place them on a conveyor.

September 2009

Pre-Harnessed Cable Carriers Withstand High Speeds and Accelerations

POSTED: 09/23/2009

500,000 cycles per year EAST PROVIDENCE, R.

July 2009

Robotic Submerged Arc Welding

POSTED: 07/02/2009

INDUSTRY Cast Iron Pipe PROJECT NAME Thrust Collars PARTS Ductile Iron Pipe CUSTOMER BENEFITS Automates the subarc welding process Adapts weld program to part variations Controls all aspects of the production cycle Improves product quality and consistency Tracks service and maintenance requirements SYSTEM OVERVIEW The welding cell consists of two individual IRB 4400 robots mounted on risers and equipped with a Wolf Cell Control, Lincoln PowerWave power sources, submerged arc welding torches with flux hopper and a linear transducer head, flux recycling conveyor and collection area, large capacity welding wire drums, Tactile Sensing and protective fencing.

Robotic Automated Welding Station

POSTED: 07/02/2009

INDUSTRY Agriculture PRODUCT Chopper blades for hay baler BENEFITS Automates the welding operation Reduces manufacturing process cycle time Improves product quality Minimal tooling requirements Less operator involvement SYSTEM OVERVIEW The welding cell consist of one IRB 2400L welding robot and one IRB 4400 material handling robot.

Robotic Plasma Cutting

POSTED: 07/02/2009

BENEFITS High speed cutting Less heat-affected zone Cuts all metals including aluminum and stainless steel Produces quality bevel cuts for welding Follows part/shape contours Minimal cleanup Reduced part warpage Process versatility using tool changers PROCESS OVERVIEW Plasma cutting is a process where an ionized gas conducts electricity creating a hot, energized plasma arc that when constricted through a concentrated area (the nozzle) is capable of blasting through thicker metals producing a clean cut-out shape with minimal cleanup required.

June 2009

Material Flow Solution - Thorough Rationalisation in Production and Distribution is an Absolute Necessity

POSTED: 06/02/2009

Since expensive production machines can be run in three shifts only if the automation is integrated, particular attention must be paid to the periphery and, above all, the gripping systems.

May 2009

RobotWorx Industrial Robot Inspires STEM Students

POSTED: 05/28/2009

Plastic robot kits and LEGOS have their place in robotic education.

At Spinic Manufacturing, Robots Rail Against Recession

POSTED: 05/17/2009

Spinic Manufacturing, a Division of Linamar Corporation (Guelph, Ontario, Canada), is a Tier 2 supplier of automotive transmission components such as shafts and aluminum clutch housings used in front-wheel-drive SUVs, crossover vehicles and cars, as well as other steel and cast iron parts.

April 2009

Deployment of Robots Within Insert Molding Workcells Results in Dramatic Improvements

POSTED: 04/29/2009

Every year products are being made smaller and smaller and tolerances become tighter and tighter.

Plastic Bearings Offer Major Cost Savings

POSTED: 04/24/2009

Plastic bearings replace bronze in camera jibs for the film industry EAST PROVIDENCE, RI – April 24, 2009 – EZ FX uses iglide® plastic plain bearings from igus® on its camera jibs for the film and video production industries.

Speeding Up During Global Slowdown

POSTED: 04/21/2009

Introduction The competitiveness among companies in the highly automated metal fabrication industry is tough in these days of global economical slowdown.

Cable Carriers Eliminate Costly Maintenance

POSTED: 04/15/2009

Cable carriers replace festoons on automated storage and retrieval systems EAST PROVIDENCE, R.

March 2009

Motion Control System Controls and Automates Packaging Machines

POSTED: 03/31/2009

Overall motion management  Packaging machines in the pharmaceutical sector are demanding: they have to be reliable, modular and versatile, but most of all they have to be flexible and efficient.

Modern Safety and Control for Packaging

POSTED: 03/31/2009

Safe interaction between man and machine   Faster, more flexible, safer – with this objective in mind, the level of automation on plant and machinery continues to advance in all industries.

February 2009

Arctic Snow & Ice Control Plows up Productivity with New Robotic Welding Cells

POSTED: 02/18/2009

Founded in 1978 as a contract snow and ice removal company, Arctic Snow & Ice Control, Inc.

LuK USA LLC increases production 22 percent with new weld cell

POSTED: 02/13/2009

Challenge LuK USA LLC, a drive train component supplier for the global automotive industry, needed a new welding cell that met lower cycle time requirements and provided a cleaner environment.

Low Cost Bearings for High-Speed Scanning

POSTED: 02/09/2009

Imaging Business Machines LLC (IBML) uses iglide polymer plain bearings in its line of intelligent document-scanning platforms.

Bearing Up in the Packaging Industry

POSTED: 02/09/2009

Matrix Packaging Machinery, a primary packaging equipment manufacturer, implemented maintenance-free DryLin R linear bearings on its packaging machines after recirculating ball bearings caused shaft damage and grease leaks.

A Smoother Ride with Plastic Bearings

POSTED: 02/09/2009

Straitline Components, a manufacturer of precision pedals for biking hobbyists and extremists, employed lubrication-free iglide G300 bearings after roller bushings caused premature wear and failure for its customers.

24-Hour Schedule No Problem for Linear Guides

POSTED: 02/09/2009

Schneider Packaging Equipment Co.

January 2009

Waterjet Trimming Composite Boats

POSTED: 01/30/2009

Ranger Boats, located in Flippin, Ark.

November 2008

Robots Speed up Flashlight Assembly, Cut Costs

POSTED: 11/13/2008

SureFire LLC, located in Fountain Valley, Calif.

October 2008

OLP/SIMULATION

POSTED: 10/16/2008

Since implementing offline programming, and then refining the process, Johnson Controls, Inc.

Three Robots Perform Tandem-arc, Heavy-deposition Welding on Manitowoc Cranes Outriggers

POSTED: 10/01/2008

Manitowoc Cranes recently implemented a unique triple robot tandem-arc welding automation solution in its Shady Grove, Pennsylvania factory to solve several common challenges faced by many U.

August 2008

Routing system reduces race kit car cost and improves quality

POSTED: 08/28/2008

Challenge Factory Five Racing, Inc.

Waterjet Stripping System helps GE reduce cost and improve productivity

POSTED: 08/28/2008

Challenge For the past 12 years, GE Strother used a waterjet stripping machine with a closed loop filtering process to remove thermal sprayed coatings from jet engine components.

Router Trimming system produces Class A surfaces

POSTED: 08/28/2008

Challenge Durakon Industries, headquartered in Lapeer, Mich.

Trimming challenging materials with waterjet

POSTED: 08/11/2008

Challenge Plastics Unlimited is an Iowa-based company that manufactures custom thermoformed products including automotive and recreational vehicle trim, shipping pallets, packaging materials, covers and shrouds.

Carbon Fiber Part Router Trimming

POSTED: 08/11/2008

Challenge PlasanUSA, a Vermont, USA, based manufacturer of custom carbon and fiberglass composite automotive components, is a major supplier of automotive fenders, hoods and roof panels for leading American sports cars.

July 2008

Precise Control of Force

POSTED: 07/09/2008

Systems developed by Sandia's Intelligent Systems and Robotics Center (ISRC) often require precise control of the forces applied.

Nuclear Scientists in Australia Choose Pilz PSS to Safeguard Facility and People

POSTED: 07/07/2008

(CANTON, MI) - No other Australian safety system faces the intense scrutiny as that focused on the country's nuclear reactor and, arguably, no Australian workplace takes safety more seriously.

June 2008

Brewery is More Competitive with Robotic Packaging and Palletizing System

POSTED: 06/01/2008

Problem: Medium-sized breweries can survive in a tightening market only with mature marketing concepts and unusual product ideas.

FANUC System Sorts and Palletizes Eight Different Products Simultaneously

POSTED: 06/01/2008

Problem: Jefferson Smurfit Corporation, headquartered in St.

FANUC Palletizing System Reduces Labor Costs at Alto Dairy

POSTED: 06/01/2008

Problem: Waupun, Wisconsin-based Alto Dairy faced significant costs related to strains and injuries suffered by workers required to palletize over 7,600 cases of cheese per eight hour shift.

Easy Does It: Robotic Packing and Palletizing of Lightbulbs

POSTED: 06/01/2008

Problem: A lightbulb manufacturer faced intense pressure to produce high-quality, reliable products while keeping consumer costs low.

A Turn for the Better -- Gripper Extends Robot's Work Envelope

POSTED: 06/01/2008

When packaging stamped parts, a KUKA robot reaches out beyond its "natural" work envelope - an advantage which makes investment in a larger robot unnecessary.

Painting the Stealth

POSTED: 06/01/2008

U.

May 2008

Robots Weld Round Baler Rolls at New Holland Plant

POSTED: 05/05/2008

The New Holland Agriculture plant in New Holland, Pennsylvania, manufactures a wide variety of agricultural equipment, including the round baler.

April 2008

Custom Injection Molder Chooses Zero-Backlash Robots

POSTED: 04/22/2008

When Triple S evaluated robots for future expansion of automated cells in their factories, they selected a robot as much for what it doesn't do as for what it does do.

Experience Leads to Success

POSTED: 04/20/2008

MOHR (Germany) - This plastics and metal working company uses Stäubli 6-axis-robots in fully automated cells for metal gearshaft coating and printed circuit boards, as well as in fully automated assembly cells for heated windshield wiper nozzles for the automotive industry.

March 2008

Robotic Workhorse Rides Rails at Applied Engineering

POSTED: 03/18/2008

Applied Engineering, Inc.

October 2007

Small FAB & Machine Shop Gets Big Results with Robots

POSTED: 10/10/2007

‘‘It would take four men to keep up with one of our new robotic welding cells,’‘ says Matt Tucker, Project Engineer in charge of all robotic applications at Tucker’s Machine & Steel Service Inc.

August 2007

Flexible Deburring Tool Helps Aluminum Caster Economically and Safely Remove Flashing

POSTED: 08/17/2007

  ‘‘Flashing on die cast parts must be removed for operational, safety and aesthetic reasons, but how this chore is completed has always come under considerable scrutiny by manufacturing engineers and more important Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulators.

July 2007

Bosch Rexroth Helps Semiconductor Equipment Company Lower Costs, Simplify Purchasing

POSTED: 07/16/2007

  Semiconductor manufacturing is probably the most exact manufacturing activity in the world.

March 2007

Robotic Welding Buoys Launch of Sturdier Examination Tables

POSTED: 03/09/2007

  Midmark Corporation introduces new feature-laden examination tables by banking on robotic resistance welding to provide a cost-effective method to construct an aesthetically pleasing, yet strengthened, cabinet assembly.

December 2006

Robots Rack Up Productivity at Tru-Form

POSTED: 12/14/2006

  Founded in 1932, Tru-Form Steel and Wire, Inc.

November 2006

NASA Perfects Orbital Docking Here On Earth With Help Of Robotics

POSTED: 11/30/2006

  Space exploration and research usually calls to mind images of weightlessness and advanced technologies.

September 2006

Engineered Machined Products: A Company Standing the Test of Time in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

POSTED: 09/19/2006

Engineered Machined Products (EMP), based in Escanaba, Mich.

Engineered Machined Products: A Company Standing the Test of Time in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

POSTED: 09/19/2006

Engineered Machined Products (EMP), based in Escanaba, Mich.

Robots Help Alpine Achieve Peak Performance, Productivity

POSTED: 09/19/2006

With demand for their truss fabrication equipment and other technology-driven products and services for the building components industry skyrocketing -- Alpine Engineered Products, Inc.

August 2006

Robotic Tape Application

POSTED: 08/16/2006

  Product or Part Automated: Side Body Molding Robot Vendor: Fanuc Robot Model or Type: M16i Robot Integrator: Two Stage Innovation Submitted by: Terry Sharp PEng Company: Two Stage Innovation Inc.

June 2006

Robotics Partner with AGVs to Increase Production Flexibility and Speed
QComp Technologies, Inc.

POSTED: 06/06/2006

Manufacturers in the United States, in attempting to remain competitive in a global economy, often reach for technology to help improve production efficiency and reduce labor costs.

January 2006

US Chemical Automates Case Packing With Robotics

POSTED: 01/17/2006

A robotic cell that packs chemical containers into cardboard cases is eliminating repetitive manual operations at a US Chemical plant in southern Wisconsin.

December 2005

Automotive Stamping Study at DaimlerChrysler Finds New Vacuum Technology Elicits Potential Annual Savings of $400,000/plant

POSTED: 12/14/2005

  Summary A recent comparative vacuum technology study performed by Dr.

July 2005

Noxzema/Olay Reduces Costs by Using Robotics

POSTED: 07/05/2005

Cosmetic jars and bundles of lids are automatically palletized and stretch wrapped, saving time and labor.

June 2005

PIAB’s Vacuum Gripper System Plays Key Role in Robotic Tote Assembly Solution

POSTED: 06/28/2005

Flexible End of Arm Tooling Cuts Costs and Prevents Injuries The Challenge: Developing a Cost Effective and Ergonomic Tote Assembly Solution Due to a number of economic and social factors, including the advancements in automation technology, the rise in overseas manufacturing and the increased awareness of employee safety, the robotic industry has significantly expanded over the last decade.

February 2005

At the ‘‘Fore-Front’‘ of Automation: Acushnet Uses Robot to Handle Golf Balls

POSTED: 02/05/2005

Robots and Titleist golf balls might seem an unusual pairing.

January 2005

Robots Provide Flexible Automation at AZ Automotive Corp.

POSTED: 01/31/2005

AZ Automotive Corp.

Shell Solar Implements Robotics to Increase Productivity

POSTED: 01/27/2005

Fossil fuels giant Shell Oil Company investing in solar energy? To most people, the two mix about as well as oil and water.

November 2004

Trans-gun Tool Changing

POSTED: 11/29/2004

  Reprinted by permission from Robotics World Magazine Robotic spot welding has become the metal joining method of choice in many manufacturing operations, primarily the production of automotive body parts.

October 2004

Machine Vision and Industrial Robots: A Powerful Team

POSTED: 10/05/2004

Machine Vision and Industrial Robots: A Powerful Team Reprinted by Permission from Robotics World Magazine (Posted 10/05/2004) While robotic assembly applications have increased in both number and complexity over the years, a large number of applications have been passed over due to technology.

September 2004

Robotic Bag Palletizing System Helps Forbes Chocolate Productivity

POSTED: 09/17/2004

Forbes Chocolate is a supplier of blended cocoa and flavorings used in the food industry.

July 2004

RELIABOT PC Adhesive Inspection

POSTED: 07/29/2004

RELIABOT® PC Adhesive Inspection is a complete, packaged solution for inspecting the bead of adhesive, sealant, foam, or other material around the perimeter of a part.

June 2004

ToyMaker 3000

POSTED: 06/03/2004

What is one of the most sophisticated Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) assembly factories doing at a Museum?  ToyMaker 3000, now open permanently at The Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) in Chicago, produces an assembled Gravitron toy top at a rate of 300 pieces per hour, starting from a recipe of plastic parts.

May 2004

Handling Die Castings In A Harsh Environment

POSTED: 05/01/2004

Handling Die Castings In A Harsh Environment (Posted 04/30/2004) AMCAN (Hamilton, Ontario) was founded in 1936 and has grown to include four additional, ancillary companies, both in Canada and Latin America.

April 2004

Vacuum Gripper System Meets Increasing Demands for Handling Packages of Varying Shape and Size

POSTED: 04/16/2004

The use of robots for placing products in containers, transferring those containers between different stations in the packaging lines and palletizing them is becoming increasingly prevalent in all industries.

February 2004

SIG Delta Robots Get to Grips with Wagner's Piccolinis Pizzas

POSTED: 02/04/2004

Manufacturer of frozen foods, Wagner, was recently met with increased demand for its ‘‘Piccolinis’‘ pizzas.

Stäubli Six Axis Robots Benefit Cell Phone Assembly

POSTED: 02/04/2004

Company:  Stäubli Corporation Industry:  Consumer Goods Application:  Assembly Product or Part Automated:  Cell phones Robot Model or Type:  RX 60 Robot Integrator: EIMO Americas Key Peripheral Supplier (special tooling, machine vision, etc.

June 2003

KUKA Creates System to Remove Securing Bands from Empty Bottle Crates

POSTED: 06/23/2003

Problem: Securing bands which hold crates of empty bottles together during transport back to the filling plant must be cut and removed before the bottles can be washed and refilled.

November 2002

Material Handling On the MoneyReprinted with permission from Robotics World

POSTED: 11/18/2002

The European Single Currency, the Euro, made its debut in January.

September 2000

Robofrogs: Hopping Robots Built for Mars

POSTED: 09/15/2000

PASADENA, Calif.

January 2000

Robust Changer for Robotic Spot Welding

POSTED: 01/01/2000

Republished with Permission from Automotive Manufacturing & Production magazine - copyright January 2000.

June 1999

An Automated Cell for Prosthesis Surgeries

POSTED: 06/01/1999

Orto MAQUET, a 1500-employee German company, and leading operating table manufacturer for the last 150 years, innovates with a new automated cell called CASPAR (Computer Assisted Surgical Planning And Robotics): the first and only robotic surgical system for bone and joint surgery.

Archive

Surround and Diversion by a Squad of Mobile Robotic Vehicles

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Cooperating squads of robotic vehicles may some day be employed for tasks such as fighting forest fires, cleaning up oil spills, delivering and distributing supplies to remote field operations and conducting a variety of military missions.

Rugged Mobile Robotic Test Bed Platform for Military Surveillance and Reconnaissance Missions

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In response to the Department of Defense's Joint Program Office for Unmanned Ground Vehicles' request to develop a prototype of a mobile robotic test bed platform for military surveillance and reconnaissance missions, Sandia's Intelligent Systems and Robotics Center (ISRC) developed SARGE (the Surveillance And Reconnaissance Ground Equipment robot).

Rapid Response Investigation of Robots for Post-Accident Safety Assessment

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When conditions are too dangerous for people after mine disasters, robots can go safely where people cannot to locate survivors, check the atmosphere, or assess the condition of the mine.

KUKA Robot Handles Ingress/Egress Seat Testing

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Problem: (Other Application: Ingress/Egress Seat Testing) Lear Corporation is one of the leading suppliers of automotive seats in the industry.

Yushin Servo Robot Improves Worker Safety

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Problem: Productivity and profitability are the benefits most often associated with molding robots, while one of the most important—safety—is sometimes overlooked.

Speed Palletizing

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Problem: Intensive manual labor required to depalletize bags of seed.

Space Saving Material Handling Solution from Robohand

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Stewart Connector, a manufacturer of plastic connectors for the electronics industry, was experiencing a costly increase in set-up times on a material handling application.

Small Part Deburring

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Problem: Intensive manual labor in a high temperature environment required to unload powdered metal parts from a press deburr and load into an oven for hardening.

Sigpack Delta Robot for Packaging at Pepperidge Farm

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The right choice is being made every day by more and more connoisseurs of fine taste throughout the world, when they opt for a superior delicacy from Pepperidge Farm - a division of Campbell Soup, Inc.

SCARA Robot Equipped with an Integrated Vision System, Special End of Arm Vacuum Tooling and a Conveyor System Automates Packaging

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Problem: A major pharmaceutical company needed a fully automated packaging to load tablets into cavity blister packs.

Strong but Gentle Robots Used for Handling Bananas

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When working with fruit, gentle handling is essential.

Robots Impact Production at Mennie's Machine Company, Inc.

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Robots Impact Production at Mennie's Machine Company, Inc.

Robotic System Speeds Aluminum Wheel Handling

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Challenges Provide flexible robotic system to accurately locate and handle cast aluminum wheels that weigh approx.

Robotic Packaging of Lipstick Containers Decreases Downtime

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SMALL ITEM PACKAGING:     A CASE STUDY             GOAL: Decrease downtime and increase productivity on a packaging line.

FANUC Robotics Dross Removal Case Study

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Problem: Skimming the dross from a zinc metal bath on a 24/7 production schedule with temperatures up to 878 degrees Fahrenheit is hot, dangerous, back-breaking work.

Robots handle the heavy lifting at Owens Corning

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  The Owens Corning production facility in Newark, Ohio was looking for an alternative method to handle rolls of fiberglass insulation, ranging from 10 to 120 pounds.

Right out of "1001 Nights"

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Right out of "1001 Nights" Robot performs handling of perfumes Company:  KUKA Robotics Corporation Submitted by:  Manuela Schall Contact:  ManualaSchall@kuka-roboter.

Vertical Injection Molding Industry Turns to Robotics

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Horizontal injection molding machines with automatic unload systems are a common sight.

Plasma Punch Fabrication Center

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Business: Plasma punch fabrication center Application: Loading and unloading of metal sheets to a plasma punch fabrication center The Problem: Manually loading and unloading the tables is very strenuous and labor intensive.

Pioneer Hi-Bred International Wins 1999 Robots & Vision User Recognition Award for Robotic Palletizing Operation

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Pioneer Hi-Bred International is one of the largest seed producing companies in the world with headquarters in Johnston, Iowa, and research, production and sales organizations in more than 100 countries.

Machine Loading Cell Made More Efficient with Robotic System

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Problem: The customer wanted to match and automate an existing Okuma machining center with a new Okuma twin spindle vertical lathe.

Linear Motors Power Disk Drive PNP Robot

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Problem: A major disk drive manufacturer needed a robot to load and unload a large vertical array of Servo Track Writers (STW's) plus an input and output shuttle within a Class 100 mini-environment.

Lights Out System Improves High-Production Machining Process

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Problem: An automotive component supplier recently faced special challenges for a new high-production machining process.

KUKA Long Range Robot Outperforms Layering Palletizer

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Problem: A robot is required to palletize soft packages onto a pallet.

Increase Production with Machine Tending Cell

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Increase Production with Machine Tending Cell Company: EPSON Factory Automation Robotics Submitted by: John Clark Contact: info@robots.

High Repeatibility and Short Cycle Times are Key to Successful Vitamin Palletizing Operation

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Problem: BASF has the right formula ready, not only for manufacturing its vitamin A concentrate, but also for automated palletizing.

'Growing' the A-class in a robot park

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DaimlerChrysler's Mercedes A-class body shop relies on a variety of joining processes.

Efficiency Improved in Molding Auto Parts

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Problem: InteSeys Technologies, Inc, molds a wide range of parts for automotive applications as well as others.

Molding Optically Clear Lenses for Cellular Phones

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Yushin Servo Robots ideal for clean- room applications.

Case Palletizing at SICO-MULCO

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  SICO Inc.

Automotive Filters Palletized in 950 Different Product/Case Configurations

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Challenges Palletize filters in 950 different product/case configurations.

Automated Injection Molding Operation

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Problem: Customer builds electronic components for the automotive industry.

Auto Suppliers' Productivity Jumps 125% with Robotic System

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Problem: Challenges that typically prompt manufacturers to automate one or more of their production processes include: aggressive production schedules, quality control issues, employee safety and flexibility, to name a few.

A Robot Palletizer for the Sugar and Flour Industry

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Problem: In recent years, strong competition and the need to find new purchasing stimuli for the consumer, has led large distributors to develop new sales outlet shelving concepts.

A Firm Grip -- Robots Transfer Vehicle Wheels to Chain Conveyor

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The KUKA robots in use at Südrad, a manufacturer of steel disc wheels, not only have a "firm grip" on the wheels produced there; they have also mastered the art of transferring them to a circular conveyor moving at a variable velocity.

How Robots are Used in the Composites Industry

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Increasing costs and environmental regulations have forced composites manufacturers to consider robotic automation for the application of fiberglass chop and gel.

Fuel CellPowered Mobile Robots

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Sandia National Laboratories' Intelligent Systems and Robotics Center (ISRC) has developed the RATLER™ ("Robotic All Terrain Lunar Exploration Rover") vehicles to fulfill a wide variety of functions.

Yushin Servo Robot Improves Worker Safety

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Problem: Productivity and profitability are the benefits most often associated with molding robots, while one of the most important—safety—is sometimes overlooked.

Small Part Deburring

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Problem: Intensive manual labor in a high temperature environment required to unload powdered metal parts from a press deburr and load into an oven for hardening.

Robotic Trimming Cell Increases Throughput & Reduces Scrap on Sharp-Edged Injection Molded Parts

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Problem: Accurately removing the sharp edge of a parting line on an SUV exterior trim component can be a challenging operation, especially when high-volume production is involved.

Motoman System Surpasses Cutting Accuracy and Cycle Time Requirements

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 Challenges Achieve 34-second cycle time, making a 7” bottom cut and a 5” top cut on 0.

Large Part Handling & Deburring

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Problem: Intensive manual labor required to deburr engine crankshaft and provide a way to check for quality of previous operation.

Kuntz Electroplating Automated Wheel Polishing System

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Problem Statement Kuntz Electroplating Inc.

KUKA Robot Well-Suited to Flexible Motion Sequence in Cutting and Deburring Operation

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Problem: The user, a medium-sized business, works in three shifts throughout the year, producing toboggans and child seats.

Flexible Router Trimming

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Problem: A blow molder company based in South Carolina looked to expand theirt rimming capacity as well as improve the trimming accuracy of their finished products.

Increasing Flexibility & Reducing Costs with Dispensing Robots

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The trend in manufacturing is clearly changing due to the fluctuations in the economy and uncertainty in many markets.

Dispensing DNA Genetic Material

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Contact: info@robots.

Rapid Design and Deployment of Special-Purpose Automated Product Inspection Systems

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Sandia's Intelligent Systems and Robotics Center (ISRC) has proven its capability to develop and deploy automated inspection stations.

Complex Assemblies: Rapid Automated Generation of Correct Assembly Sequences

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Manufacturing companies throughout the world are rapidly changing in order to survive in today's highly competitive market environments.

Dispensing DNA Genetic Material

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Problem: Research Genetics Inc.

Automating the Demilitarization of Retired Munitions

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The US Army is responsible for coordinating munition demilitarization for all the Services.

Automated Disassembly of Explosive Gas Generators

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Many of the thousands of nuclear weapons which are being retired by the United States contain components known as explosive gas generators.

Fiber Optics Patch Cords Patch Cords

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Problem: The manual assembly of fiber optic pigtails requires operators to work with super small parts that have sub-micron assembly tolerances.

ROPS Welding

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Problem: Need for updated system with enhance reliability for welding of components.

Robotic Welding System Exceeds Expectations of New Robot User

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Challenges Meet customer specification for weld penetration, including holding part tolerances to <0.

Precision Welding Robots Rev Up Motorcycle Frame Production

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Challenges Increase manufacturing capacity to 50-60 frames per day.

Epson Automated Inspection Cell

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Problem: A Tier 1 automotive supplier needed to prevent the accidental shipment of defective parts to their customers.

Motoman Solution Automates Production of New Product

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Challenges Automate production of new product.

Flexible Welding System Increases Productivity to Meet Higher Volume Requirements

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Challenges Need to increase productivity to meet higher volume requirements, but difficult to find skilled welders.

Controlled Precision -- Robotic Welding with Touch and Arc Sensors

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  When the textile machine manufacturer Trützschler makes rotary drums for high-performance carding machines, extremely high precision is demanded.


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