Industrial Robotics Case Studies
A company that makes molded plastic seats asked KC Robotics to design, build, and integrate two (2) robotic IMM tending systems to transfer plastic molded seats from presses to cooling racks, from the cooling racks to a Veriply machine, and then from a Veriply machine to an outfeed conveyor.
The Problem: Needed Increased Output and Productivity AA Precision Tooling, is a small, family owned and operated shop in rural Minnesota with a worldwide mission.
A large aerospace OEM asked AMT to design a safety system for an existing open 5-by-2 robot cell array.
A global OEM needed to automate 30 existing manufacturing lines across 12 plants.
Manufacturers use automation to take their operations to the next level.
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.
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.
Doxsteel Fasteners recently achieved a significant milestone in bringing its Mexico-based operations up to speed with a complete implementation of Epicor version 10 software and user training for their Mexico-based teams.
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.
Invata Intralogistics, experts in advanced automation systems, selected Velox Machine Guarding to protect its new 465,000 square foot omni-channel fulfillment center.
THE TASK: DELIVERING MEDICAL EQUIPMENT GE Healthcare’s 280,000 square foot facility in Milwaukee is a mega center for medical equipment repairs.
Challenge Create a 138-foot-long wet bench silicon cleaning station utilizing multiple Cartesian robots driven by a combination of linear motion and control technologies Rexroth Solution CKR belt-driven linear modules CKK ball screw linear modules MKR belt-driven linear modules IndraDyn MSK synchronous servo motors IndraDrive C digital intelligent servo drives Rexroth EasyHandling System Results Effective use of overhead Cartesian robots Precision, accuracy and repeatability across the 138-foot length of the cleaning station Robustness and reliability Cleanliness to Class 10 cleanroom standards System ordered as single part number Background Although silicon is the key ingredient for semiconductors used in smartphones and other electronic devices, only a purified form can be used to make semiconductor chips.
Installing a Universal Robot to pick metal parts out of a press brake solved several automation headaches at Etalex; a Canadian manufacturer of shelving systems that had no room for safety guarding in front of the press and needed a flexible user-friendly robot that could safely handle the pick and place tasks in a high traffic area.
A mobile fleet of Universal Robots will now receive daily work orders to solve ever-changing tasks with high mix - low volume electronics manufacturer Scott Fetzer Electrical Group (SFEG) in Tennessee.
For the Danish company Stantræk, automation means growth.