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Industrial Robotics Case Studies

Industry : Automotive

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

MAG Case Study

POSTED: 11/25/2019

How MAG optimizes flexible manufacturing systems with simulation Automobile manufacturers are outsourcing ever larger parts of their production to suppliers. Due to the increasing variety of models, suppliers are faced with the challenge of processing even smaller batch sizes efficiently and economically. Many manufacturers are turning to flexible manufacturing cells,

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

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

HE (Humid Environment) robot excel where others fail

POSTED: 07/31/2019

100 percent humidity, 43°C ambient temperature and a pH of 9: in such conditions, the deployment of robots poses real challenges. These are the very parameters under which Stäubli TX200 HE robots are delivering reliable service on the parts cleaning line at the Nissan Dongfeng engine plant in China. Nissan sold

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

Robot braves ultra-harsh conditions

POSTED: 07/30/2019

To maintain competitive production costs in traditionally high-wage countries such as Austria while guaranteeing customers goods of consistently high quality, precision parts manufacturer Redtenbacher has opted for an exceptionally high degree of automation. The relevant machinery and equipment are mostly developed and built in-house. Their rotary indexing cell was designed

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

Adjustable Width Timing Belt Coneyor

POSTED: 07/10/2019

Challenge To provide a conveyor that would accommodate 49 different size bolts while maintaining a common datum. And allow for seamless integration within the robot work cell, all while being operator safe. Solution An adjustable width timing belt conveyor, with one set of belt fixtures designed to accommodate all bolt types while providing

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

Midea Case Study

POSTED: 06/19/2019

In this case study, we’ll show you how Midea, the world’s largest producer of major appliances, used Visual Components to increase the capacity and flexibility of a high-end washing machine assembly line, while reducing costs by 15%. The World’s Largest Producer of Major Appliances Established in 1968 and headquartered in Southern

LEONI B-Flex Brings True Collaborative Cable Management to Cobot Models

POSTED: 12/04/2018

With an increase of collaborative robots in manufacturing environments, more and more cobots are working alongside humans. As these robots are automating tasks, they need to be equipped with the proper content and utilities, which in turn requires proper cable management.  As important as it is for the robots to

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

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.


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