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Industrial Robotics Case Studies

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Case Study: Automating End-of-Line Processes in a Traditional German Brewery

POSTED: 07/10/2019

Westheimer Brewery, founded in 1862, is a private brewery rooted in more than 150 years of tradition. From their factory in the Sauerland region of Germany, they produce regional beer specialties and prepare them for distribution both regionally and internationally. In order to remain competitive in an increasingly diversified market,

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,

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

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: Flexible and Consistent Arc Welding Using Kawasaki R series Robots

POSTED: 05/22/2019

As experienced arc welders become an increasingly scarce resource and mass production amplifies the need for consistent product quality, many companies are at a loss.  They need to weld their parts, but it’s difficult to find skilled welders who can produce high quality products, let alone maintain that standard of

Case Study: Creating a Customized Kawasaki Robotic Solution for Produce Palletizing

POSTED: 05/22/2019

When ever-increasing production goals are met with high labor and shipping costs, robots can help manufacturers improve their bottom line.  In the case of Cecelia Farms, automating their palletizing operations with Kawasaki has helped the produce company increase throughput while avoiding labor costs. Caxton-Mark, a robotic integrator out of Leamington, Ontario,

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

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

Tool Changers Enhance Flexibility at Scania Oskarshamn

POSTED: 06/26/2018

The efficient use of industrial robots requires tool changers, according to experience gained from Scania’s new bodywork facility in Oskarshamn, Sweden. When choosing supplier, quality and support are crucial factors. Scania’s facility in the Swedish coastal town

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

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

Velox Machine Guarding Protects 3-Dimensional AS/RS Solution

POSTED: 01/31/2018

Situation: Advance Storage Products responded to a new customer request to design and implement an automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) that would allow the company to efficiently transition from a third-party logistics provider to an in-house operation in its production facility. The solution needed to utilize the company’s existing

Velox Machine Guarding Protects Omni-Channel Fulfillment Center

POSTED: 11/14/2017

Invata Intralogistics, experts in advanced automation systems, selected Velox Machine Guarding to protect its new 465,000 square foot omni-channel fulfillment center. Invata designed and built the facility for Destination Maternity Corporation, the world’s largest designer and retailer of maternity apparel. The facility and controlled warehouse automation system incorporated a wide array

Building today's manufacturing startups

POSTED: 06/07/2017

Since the 80’s, American eyewear manufacturers were all bought by foreign interests, stopping the domestic production in the process. Since then, most american eyewear brands sell products that are made overseas. Two years ago, an architect, Brian Vallario and his friend Gerard Masci, a finance worker, decided that the time

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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