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Industrial Robotics Case Studies

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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

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

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

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

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

Control Panels USA and OCTOPUZ: A Winning Combination

POSTED: 08/23/2017

Control Panels USA is a UL508A, UL698A, & UL698B manufacturer of Control Panels and Relay Rack assemblies for clients in a wide range of industries. They have been providing reliable,

Universal Robots Saves 9 Hours of Production Time at Glidewell Laboratories

POSTED: 07/20/2017

It usually takes five days from when a dentist sends an impression of a patient’s teeth to the lab, until the finished crown returns.  A process, that Glidewell Dental Laboratories wanted to optimize.   David Leeson, engineering manager at Glidewell, had his eyes on Universal Robots’ collaborative robot arms as he

A Robot Cell for Sound Deadener and Blackout Spray

POSTED: 07/07/2017

Problem: One of our long-term customers in the automotive industry reached out to us for advice on improving a step in their manufacturing line for a new model of vehicle.  The existing process used employees to manually spray sound deadener and blackout material under vehicles.  The two main reasons to automate

How Dimic Steel Tech Cut Their Programming Time In Half

POSTED: 07/06/2017

Dimic Steel Tech, a metal fabrication and machining service provider in Upland, California uses OCTOPUZ to program their robot, a KUKA KR 16 for MIG welding, from start to finish. Every part they have is programmed in OCTOPUZ so that it is easily placed on


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