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Industrial Robotics Case Studies

Peripherals: Motors

POWERTRAIN – CASE STUDY

POSTED: 08/23/2019

PLATE PACKING LINE SYSTEM FOR DUAL CLUTCHES In the case of the clutch packs for a dual clutch, the deviations of the friction and clutch plates are optimally equalized. Precision is key here: The thicknesses of the plates are measured and classified with a high

POWERTRAIN – CASE STUDY

POSTED: 08/23/2019

REAR AXLE TRANSFER TRANSMISSION WITH RIGID AXLES The assembly line system includes all measuring and assembly processes for a rear axle transmission, plus additional modules for assembling the axle tubes, side shafts and wheel bearings with the brake modules. Due to the size and weight

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

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

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: Six-Station Machine Tending Using Kawasaki Robot

POSTED: 05/20/2019

Manufacturers use automation to take their operations to the next level.  Whether it is increasing throughput or decreasing labor costs, the integration of robotics gives enterprises of all sizes the opportunity to expand their business and eliminate pain points in their processes, which oftentimes has a ripple effect of unforeseen

Innovation at Work: Vecna Robotics Helps Milton CAT Develop a Flexible Workflow

POSTED: 10/30/2018

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. Milton CAT Inc. is the official provider of Caterpillar machines, engines, generators, technology, parts, and service in the Northeast U.S. In fact, Caterpillar Inc.

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

How Dynamic Group Quadrupled Production Capacity with Collaborative Robots

POSTED: 07/20/2017

Dynamic Group had difficulty staffing their injection molding production and wanted to better utilize their existing labor force. Three collaborative robot arms from Universal Robots have now taken over several repetitive tasks resulting in improved product consistency and production capacity increases of up to 400%. Dynamic Group, a Minnesota based contract

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


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