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Industrial Robotics Case Studies

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. Intelligrated, which was purchased by Honeywell in 2016, acquired the North and South American operations of FKI Logistex in 2009. Dan

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. The projects span human-robot interactions, machine learning, drawing and smart assembly systems. Crazy. That’s the response Heather Kerrick, Senior Research Engineer at Autodesk’s Robotics Lab, often encountered when

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. As these robots are automating tasks, they need to be equipped with the proper content and utilities, which in turn requires proper cable management.  As important as it is for the robots to

November 2018

The Growing Role of Electromechanical Actuators in Automotive Manufacturing

POSTED: 11/26/2018

Maintaining a competitive edge in the global marketplace requires manufacturers to continually search for new processes and technologies that increase production quantity, quality, and flexibility. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the automotive industry where shorter time-to-market cycles and ongoing cost containment are critical to enhancing shareholder value in

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. The UR “cobots” have now been in operation for three years without breakdown or service requirements. “It

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. Milton CAT Inc. is the official provider of Caterpillar machines, engines, generators, technology, parts, and service in the Northeast U.S. In fact, Caterpillar Inc.

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. COPENHAGEN – Many years ago, Sen. Everett Dirksen is reported to have said, “A

OnRobot collaborative grippers pack delicate herbs at Rosborg Greenhouse

POSTED: 10/26/2018

It takes great finesse to cultivate and deliver tasteful, fresh herbs. It requires intelligent automation to ensure that production is efficient, competitive, and creates a good work environment. That is why Denmark’s largest producer of herbs and mini plants, Rosborg Food Holding, chose to invest in sensitive, flexible robot grippers from On Robot to handle the plants. The use of herbs dates back to Babylon

IAS project case study: Automate a seed-testing lab

POSTED: 10/02/2018

IAS Inc., a Wisconsin-based systems integration company and Visual Components customer, recently told us about a unique project they completed for a Fortune 500 agricultural company — automating a seed-testing lab. “The customer had been using a crew of over 100 people, with each person individually performing the entire preparation portion

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. This fear of new technologies dates back hundreds of years about the inevitable changes that they bring. However, again and again it has proven that while some jobs are lost, they are ultimately replaced with new ones. Past technological

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. Manual programming, OEM specific software and third party offline programming software are some of the different approaches. OCTOPUZ Offline Programming and Simulation Software is a third-party software solution

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. The results for increased productivity and weld quality are quite impressive and therefore the number of automated welding systems has continued

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. How is this Victorian button-like look achieved? We got some insight from Fibreline, the largest independently owned

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. Only so much can be covered in the time allotted and it is often difficult for students to pursue their own interests within the field. It is

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.  From humble beginnings, they have grown to become one of North America’s premier suppliers of dimensional cut sandstone, limestone, and marble.  At Old World Stone, they combine the traditional craft of cut stone in


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