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Industrial Robotics Case Studies

Application: Assembly

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

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

Automation in one batch

POSTED: 07/31/2019

Robot-assisted automation in the manufacture of small quantities: This challenge has been accomplished by Darne Sport Composites S.L. in Spain. The company manufactures high-value CFRP components for motor racing and employs an ultra-flexible Stäubli six-axis robot for the milling and drilling of molds, models and CFRP components. Every automotive plant and

The Mega Cell

POSTED: 07/31/2019

The assembly of pressure relief valves for the ventilation of car engine crankcases is a detailed process that presents multiple challenges: an annual output of three million units, tolerances in the hundredth of a millimeter range and strict quality assurance procedures call for a superior automation solution. Working on behalf

Machine automation taken to the next level

POSTED: 07/31/2019

Around 20 million cutter blades for hair clippers and beard trimmers leave the Philips plant at Klagenfurt every year. In order to make the complex grinding process as efficient as possible, the company has opted for a pioneering automation concept, where the loading of the machine and the delivery of

Staubli Robotics assisting business with Cleanroom molding challenges

POSTED: 07/30/2019

Stäubli Robotics assisting businesses with Cleanroom molding challenges PTG Silicones invested a full year designing and constructing its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility which features a class 100,000 Cleanroom.  As a supplier to both the food packaging and healthcare industries one of the company’s biggest challenges was to create an environment that utilizes

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

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

Universal Robots help Autodesk Push Construction Industry’s Boundaries for Human-Robot Collaboration

POSTED: 12/05/2018

At Autodesk’s Robotics Lab in San Francisco, CA, Universal Robots are used in research projects exploring new ways to automate the construction industry. The projects span human-robot interactions, machine learning, drawing and smart assembly systems. Crazy. That’s the response Heather Kerrick, Senior Research Engineer at Autodesk’s Robotics Lab, often encountered when

The Growing Role of Electromechanical Actuators in Automotive Manufacturing

POSTED: 11/26/2018

Maintaining a competitive edge in the global marketplace requires manufacturers to continually search for new processes and technologies that increase production quantity, quality, and flexibility. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the automotive industry where shorter time-to-market cycles and ongoing cost containment are critical to enhancing shareholder value in

Maintenance free UR cobots operate continuously in harsh environment

POSTED: 11/13/2018

Aircraft Tooling, a Texas-based repair center for the aviation industry, was surprised to find that Universal Robots could withstand the high temperatures and harsh environment while performing metal powder and plasma spray processes. The UR “cobots” have now been in operation for three years without breakdown or service requirements. “It

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


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