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Industrial Robotics Case Studies

Peripherals: Machine Vision

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: 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

IAS project case study: Automate a seed-testing lab

POSTED: 10/02/2018

IAS Inc., a Wisconsin-based systems integration company and Visual Components customer, recently told us about a unique project they completed for a Fortune 500 agricultural company — automating a seed-testing lab. “The customer had been using a crew of over 100 people, with each person individually performing the entire preparation portion

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

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

Smooth Integration with Complete Tool Systems

POSTED: 06/27/2018

Automation of nut and bolt welding is Lerocon’s speciality. Customers are primarily in the automotive industry. The product portfolio includes resistance welding and part feed using vision systems. Robot System Products supplies automatic tool changers, complete with cable

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

Wrist Camera Increases Daily Production to Deliver Big Orders in Tight Delays

POSTED: 09/28/2017

Mississippi’s WALT Machine Inc. specializes in high-precision optical work for scientific camera assemblies. Each spring WALT Machine must meet a massive challenge: Deliver around 6000 camera housings in 2 months’ time, with only one CNC machine. A First Simple Vision System for Collaborative Robots Being able to deliver this massive order

GE Achieves Lean Manufacturing in Milwaukee Facility with OTTO

POSTED: 05/24/2017

THE TASK: DELIVERING MEDICAL EQUIPMENT  GE Healthcare’s 280,000 square foot facility in Milwaukee is a mega center for medical equipment repairs. Multiple U.S.-based repair operations have consolidated into this site, and it now functions as a showcase for the use of advanced technology to improve process in material handling. The facility

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

Vision-Guided Collaborative Robots Deliver Fast Return On Investment in Production of Firehose Valves

POSTED: 12/12/2016

Task Force Tips, a manufacturer of firefighting equipment, wanted to promote and maximize their personnel tending machining cells into more complex tasks while keeping spindle time up and product quality consistent. The Indiana-based manufacturer has now installed four collaborative Universal Robots delivering savings resulting in a return on their investment


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