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Industrial Robotics Case Studies

Industry : Building Products/Materials

Case Study: A New Solution for Bag Palletizing Using a Kawasaki Robot

POSTED: 07/10/2019

In most factories, end-of-line processes are sought-after candidates for automation. The combination of ergonomically challenging work and simple, repetitive movements make end-of-line tasks tedious and, oftentimes, easy to program. However, in the landscaping industry, palletizing bags of soil and mulch has always been a relatively difficult process to automate. Dropping lightweight,

True Conveyor Belt Tracking

POSTED: 07/10/2019

Recently a customer approached mk North America, Inc. with a unique conveying application which required transporting carriers containing catalytic converters. The carriers were slightly over 3-inches in diameter, but all told would weigh in at 225 lbs. The carriers were being fed onto the mk conveyor from an existing recirculating

Case Study: Consistent Spraying in an Unfriendly Environment Using Kawasaki Robot

POSTED: 05/22/2019

In the eyes of some manufacturers, installing an industrial robot can seem intimidating. Misconceptions of having to rebuild everything from the ground up and having to adopt a completely new process can make automation seem like a bigger endeavor than it truly is. In reality, there are many ways to

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

Case Study: Masterbuilt And Encompass Solutions Managed Services

POSTED: 07/10/2018

Encompass Solutions recently sat down with Masterbuilt Director of Information Systems Cristina Robinson to discuss the company's utilization of Encompass solutions' Managed Services, manufacturing top-of-the-line cooking equipment, and the future of Masterbuilt. Here's what Cristina had to say about his company and where she hopes to growth enabled by the essential

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

Aluminum Arc Welding

POSTED: 05/14/2018

Project Challenges Provide a flexible robotic welding system to automate welding of new designs of fence posts and gates. Provide a complete turnkey robotic welding system that is able to accommodate xx variations of parts with minimal tooling change over. Large awkward parts consist of .250” aluminum welded to .060” aluminum tube

Doxsteel Fasteners Finds Success In ERP Implementation, Multilingual Training, And International Compliance Satisfaction With Encompass Solutions, Inc.

POSTED: 04/19/2018

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. Skilled consulting, implementation, and training services provided by Encompass Solutions, Inc. ensured the project was a success. The Project Up to the point

The Dixie Group DC Operational In 10 Weeks

POSTED: 12/21/2017

Husky Rack & Wire and Commercial Storage Systems worked as a team in the design and installation of a critical material storage and handling solution under a tight timeline for The Dixie Group Operations in Chattanooga, TN. The Dixie Group needed to find a storage facility that would accommodate over 3.3

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

Doubled Production on Limited Floor Space

POSTED: 09/28/2017

A year ago, German audio equipment leader beyerdynamic aimed to increase factory floor productivity by 50% on a 4-year plan. This had to be done in the same production space, without compromising the brand’s highest quality standards. A Vision System That Solves Every Manufacturer’s Problem Collaborative robots rapidly became the number


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