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Industrial Robotics Case Studies

Industry : Food/Beverage

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. From their factory in the Sauerland region of Germany, they produce regional beer specialties and prepare them for distribution both regionally and internationally. In order to remain competitive in an increasingly diversified market,

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

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,

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

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. Here's what Cristina had to say about his company and where she hopes to growth enabled by the essential

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. Here's what Kevin had to say about his company and where he'll be taking it with the advanced capabilities Encompass Solutions

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. The solution needed to utilize the company’s existing

IAS Case Study

POSTED: 10/06/2017

IAS Inc. is a full systems integrator that develops automation systems to bring cutting edge technology to life. They started with a wide customer base in industries such as food & beverage, automotive, and general manufacturing, giving them a diverse wealth of knowledge and a holistic engineering approach under one roof.

Revolutionizing the Dairy Industry

POSTED: 06/23/2016

The Kroger Company (Kroger)(NYSE:KR) is one of the world’s largest grocery retailers with fiscal 2014 sales of $108.5 billion. Kroger runs 37 manufacturing plants that produce about 40 percent of the corporate brand units sold in its stores throughout the United States. Challenges TO DELIVER EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY and freshness to its

Utilizing Warehouse Automation

POSTED: 06/22/2016

L’Oréal U.S.A. (L’Oréal) is the world’s largest health and beauty care company with fiscal 2015 sales of $28.39 million. Founded in 1909, L’Oréal is based in Clichy, France with headquarters in New York City, Berkeley Heights, NJ and Melbourne, Australia. L’Oréal is present in 130 countries with 43 factories and

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. The client operated eight compressors in the powerhouse. Five of the compressors were Vilter compressors previously provided with direct PLC control (on-off with priority and sequencing). The

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. Their aging Pyramid case packer, rated for 5000 cases per eight-hour shift, was experiencing frequent breakdowns. Output per shift had slipped

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.  The improvement in the inspection system’s speed and accuracy meant the station would no longer be the

JMP Keeps 1,000 lbs of Parts Moving

POSTED: 12/30/2015

The Challenge The movement of very heavy parts (over 1,000 lbs.) was a challenge for our client, a parts manufacturer. Using manual labour to move these parts was slow and unsafe, and the client needed to automate this process. The JMP Approach JMP worked together with the robot manufacturer to create


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