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Industrial Robotics Case Studies

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Reconditioned Workcell with Fanuc ArcMate 100i RJ2

POSTED: 11/22/2019

Project Summary:  A lawn tool company looking for a self-contained welding system that met specific quality and affordability requirements found their solution with a reconditioned cell from RobotWorx. Application Goals: Quality Welding - Attain consistent, top quality welding results.  Flexibility - Required a robotic workcell with the ability to be reprogrammed/reconfigured for different parts and applications.  Productivity -  Increased throughput and shorter cycle times are

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

When to Automate

POSTED: 08/08/2019

CLIENT One of the largest bagel bakeries in the US has grown from a single storefront location into a large wholesale bagel maker producing more than a million bagels each day across multiple production facilities. Motivo was asked to review the client’s production operations and search for opportunities to improve efficiency

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

Rethinking Commercial Fruit Harvesting

POSTED: 08/08/2019

CLIENT Motivo’s client is a family-owned farm known for their high-quality, unique, and flavorful fruit. This client values innovative farming techniques and sustainable practices. CHALLENGE Picking fruit has typically been something that is done by hand, mainly due to how easily fruit can be damaged and the variability in grown products. Harvesting includes

Processing Produce With Artificial Intelligence

POSTED: 08/08/2019

CLIENT Motivo’s client is a wholesale distributor of processed fruit and vegetables located in the USA. Alignment is critical when slicing or coring the client’s products; an incorrect slice can lead to tossing an entire fruit away and greatly influence the viability of the business. This was a task that only

Meat Processing Automation

POSTED: 08/08/2019

CLIENT A major vertically-integrated poultry producer on the West Coast, Motivo’s client suffers from limitations to the growth of its business due to rising costs, high employee turnover, and the labor-intensive type of work required. CHALLENGE Poultry is primarily processed with manual labor due to the poultry’s organic and varying shape. These manual

Automated Broccoli Transplanter

POSTED: 08/08/2019

CLIENT Greenheart Farms is one of California's leading vegetable producers and transplant services providers. As labor resources become scarcer and costs increase, Greenheart has been dedicated to developing technical solutions to remain an industry leader. Greenheart and Motivo teamed up to develop an automated transplanter. CHALLENGE Nature is messy! Not only did the

Advancing Sweet Potato Transplanting Technology

POSTED: 08/08/2019

CLIENT Black Gold Farms is a nationwide, family-owned potato grower with an appetite for innovation.  With challenges like increasing labor scarecity and rising costs, Black Gold Farms is taking the future of their business into their own hands. REQUIREMENTS An automated sweet potato transplanter needs to make business sense: improve transplanting speed and

Autonomous Robotics: Intel® RealSense™ Technology and BrainOS

POSTED: 07/31/2019

An article written by Intel RealSense Technology. Published on February 8, 2019. It’s predicted that by 2065, Japan’s working population could shrink by as much as 40 percent, to around 45.3 million workers. This has led to a tight labor market – especially in blue collar jobs – with a variety of

A world first: Robots used in the reclamation of hip bones for implants

POSTED: 07/31/2019

Belgian start-up Texere Biotech has recently begun production at a fully automated plant, the first of its kind in the world. The company takes femoral heads (i.e. the top end of the human thigh bone) and processes them into cuboid implants or “allografts”. Six Stericlean robots supplied by Stäubli handle

A world first: Robots used in the reclamation of hip bones for implants

POSTED: 07/31/2019

Belgian start-up Texere Biotech has recently begun production at a fully automated plant, the first of its kind in the world. The company takes femoral heads (i.e. the top end of the human thigh bone) and processes them into cuboid implants or “allografts”. Six Stericlean robots supplied by Stäubli handle

Custom-Engineered EOAT and Degating System

POSTED: 07/22/2019

How Piab helped an automotive parts leader automate a complicated degating process and increase productivity with a specially designed end-of-arm tooling (EOAT) system. The Client Delphi is one of the world’s leading suppliers of electronics, parts, and technologies for the consumer and commercial segments of the automotive industry.

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,


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