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Industrial Robotics Case Studies

August 2019

When to Automate

POSTED: 08/08/2019

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

Robotic Lab Assistant

POSTED: 08/08/2019

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

Rethinking Commercial Fruit Harvesting

POSTED: 08/08/2019

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

Processing Produce With Artificial Intelligence

POSTED: 08/08/2019

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

Meat Processing Automation

POSTED: 08/08/2019

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

Automated Broccoli Transplanter

POSTED: 08/08/2019

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

Advancing Sweet Potato Transplanting Technology

POSTED: 08/08/2019

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

July 2019

Autonomous Robotics: IntelĀ® RealSenseā„¢ Technology and BrainOS

POSTED: 07/31/2019

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

Automation in one batch

POSTED: 07/31/2019

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

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. The company takes femoral heads (i.e. the top end of the human thigh bone) and processes them into cuboid implants or “allografts”. Six Stericlean robots supplied by Stäubli handle

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. The company takes femoral heads (i.e. the top end of the human thigh bone) and processes them into cuboid implants or “allografts”. Six Stericlean robots supplied by Stäubli handle

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. These are the very parameters under which Stäubli TX200 HE robots are delivering reliable service on the parts cleaning line at the Nissan Dongfeng engine plant in China. Nissan sold

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. In addition to creating the right conditions for production, the right technology for automation of the process has to be identified and implemented. ARxIUM is a multinational company that offers clinics

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. Working on behalf

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. In order to make the complex grinding process as efficient as possible, the company has opted for a pioneering automation concept, where the loading of the machine and the delivery of


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