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Industrial Robotics Case Studies

Industry : Off-Road/Heavy Equipment

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

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

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

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

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. Recently, with a change in their manufacturing processes they have successfully launched an innovative new product known as the Tough FormFit Guard, a rouged hood protector manufactured from acrylic capped ABS. This new

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. The fully-automated subsystem contains a 6-axis robot and 6 rotary tables which install 3 piston rings on each piston set. The assembly process

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. The centralized controller architecture provided by an EtherCAT Master ensures all of the benefits of EtherCAT technology, like real-time operations, short cycle times, and maximum performance for minimal expense. One

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. Producing gray iron castings from recycled material is a job

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.  As a result, productivity and quality have measurably improved. Innovation is the norm at Titan Trailers, a supplier to the hauling


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