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Industrial Robotics Case Studies

Application: Safety

Machine automation taken to the next level

POSTED: 12/13/2019

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

OnRobot’s dual gripper enables cobots to pick up a new item while it’s setting down another, cutting production time significantly

POSTED: 11/27/2019

No machine shop would turn down global industry leaders like Volvo, Renault, and Scania when they come calling with orders – even if it means pushing capacity and productivity to the limit. But in a labor market where recruiting qualified employees is easier said than done, it takes innovation to

Acieta’s FANUC Robot Increased Gross Output by 60% for AA Precision Tooling

POSTED: 11/22/2019

The Problem: Needed Increased Output and Productivity AA Precision Tooling, is a small, family owned and operated shop in rural Minnesota with a worldwide mission. The company specializes in manufacturing high precision overflow parts in both large and small quantities, but owner BJ Schrank is also passionate about helping give back

AMT Provides Safety System for Large Aerospace OEM

POSTED: 10/31/2019

A large aerospace OEM asked AMT to design a safety system for an existing open 5-by-2 robot cell array. AMT provided a unique safety solution with a customizable configuration which allow the ten individual cells to be grouped in any combination using only

Case Study: Collaborative Robot System

POSTED: 10/04/2019

A global OEM needed to automate 30 existing manufacturing lines across 12 plants.  The OEM selected Collaborative Robot (“Cobot”) technology due to Cobots’ simplicity, flexibility, and presumed safe operation.  To implement the Collaborative Robot systems, they

Automate for Accident Reduction

POSTED: 09/04/2019

Could you afford to lose 31.2 million working days? According to The Labor Force Survey, this figure illustrates the volume of unplanned worker absence due to non-fatal workplace injuries. In fact, the number of non-fatal workplace injuries in reached 609,000 in 2017 — with cuts and lacerations among the most

Robotic Lab Assistant

POSTED: 08/08/2019

CLIENT Breakwater Research is an energy research firm in San Jose, California. With the fast-paced progression of modern society, energy research and development of more efficient energy storage is becoming increasingly important. Breakwater Research is primarily focused on cutting edge research in the field of advanced hydrogen storage. CHALLENGE Hydrogen storage is a

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

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.

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

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


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