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Industrial Robotics Case Studies

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. In this case study, we’ll review a project they recently completed to drive sales of their lean manufacturing products, using the Visual Components Experience app. About Virtual Manufacturing “Our goal is

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. Producers in the dairy industry are facing the same challenges. Leading dairy producers like JSC Savushkin Product are turning to digital manufacturing and Industry 4.0 technologies to help them reduce time to market

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. As part of the bidding process, SMB Technics had to demonstrate that they could deliver a solution that met

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%. The World’s Largest Producer of Major Appliances Established in 1968 and headquartered in Southern

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. Misconceptions of having to rebuild everything from the ground up and having to adopt a completely new process can make automation seem like a bigger endeavor than it truly is. In reality, there are many ways to

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.  For Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp., USA (KMM), automation helped them in all of these areas. Five years ago, KMM installed their first tube bending cell using

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.  They need to weld their parts, but it’s difficult to find skilled welders who can produce high quality products, let alone maintain that standard of

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.  In the case of Cecelia Farms, automating their palletizing operations with Kawasaki has helped the produce company increase throughput while avoiding labor costs. Caxton-Mark, a robotic integrator out of Leamington, Ontario,

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. While automated machinery is commonly found on the aerospace factory floor, robotic arms are a rare sight due to low production volumes and the delicate nature of creating such specialized parts. This aerospace part supplier teamed

Robot Cuts Costs, Increases Efficiency

POSTED: 05/20/2019

When asked how his Columbia/Okura robot is perfomring, Big J Milling Co. President John reese jokingly remarks, "it puts in a 24-hour day, it doesn't get sick, and it always shows up on time." Of course, robots will always have an edge over human employees when it comes to issues such

Case Study: Six-Station Machine Tending Using Kawasaki Robot

POSTED: 05/20/2019

Manufacturers use automation to take their operations to the next level.  Whether it is increasing throughput or decreasing labor costs, the integration of robotics gives enterprises of all sizes the opportunity to expand their business and eliminate pain points in their processes, which oftentimes has a ripple effect of unforeseen

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


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