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Industrial Robotics Case Studies

July 2019

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

How RIVA meets the requirements of the future

POSTED: 07/31/2019

The aseptic preparation of drugs such as infusion solutions is one of the more complex tasks in pharmaceutical dispensing. In addition to creating the right conditions for production, the right technology for automation of the process has to be identified and implemented. ARxIUM is a multinational company that offers clinics

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

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

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

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,

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,

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

PDSI Case Study: Using Simulation to Create a Winning Proposal

POSTED: 07/02/2019

A Major Project Opportunity with Tough Requirements Located in Dayton, Ohio, Production Design Services, Inc.; or PDSI, has been providing cost-effective solutions for complex manufacturing problems for more than 60 years. As a supplier and integrator of fixed and flexible turn-key automation solutions, PDSI has designed hundreds of cells for a wide variety

June 2019

Virtual Manufacturing Project Case Study

POSTED: 06/19/2019

Virtual Manufacturing, a supplier of lean-based production development services, and value-added reseller of Visual Components solutions; understands the power of simulation in production. In this case study, we’ll review a project they recently completed to drive sales of their lean manufacturing products, using the Visual Components Experience app. About Virtual Manufacturing “Our goal is

Savushkin Project Case Study

POSTED: 06/19/2019

Many manufacturers are struggling to keep their production efficient while at the same time responsive to changing market needs. Producers in the dairy industry are facing the same challenges. Leading dairy producers like JSC Savushkin Product are turning to digital manufacturing and Industry 4.0 technologies to help them reduce time to market

O&O Technology & SMB Technics Project Case Study

POSTED: 06/19/2019

SMB Technics, a leading Turkish producer of metal processing solutions for the manufacturing industry, was recently competing for a project that required them to propose and present a complete manufacturing solution. As part of the bidding process, SMB Technics had to demonstrate that they could deliver a solution that met


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