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Industrial Robotics Case Studies

Industry : Fabricated Metals

How Dimic Steel Tech Cut Their Programming Time In Half

POSTED: 07/06/2017

Dimic Steel Tech, a metal fabrication and machining service provider in Upland, California uses OCTOPUZ to program their robot, a KUKA KR 16 for MIG welding, from start to finish.

Robotics Makes the Right Move for Medifast

POSTED: 03/22/2017

Delta robot adds flexible automation, improves transfer between poucher and cartoner Challenge: Improve product transfer between Medifast's pouching and cartoning machine KHS Bartelt and Rexroth Solution: Three-axis delta picker robot controlled by Rexroth’s IndraMotion MLC motion logic control platform IndraControl L65 controller with Sercos ring IndraDrive Mi cabinet-free integrated servo motor/drives IndraDrive M digital intelligent servo drives IndraDyn MSK servo motors IndraWorks programming package Results: Better integration for pouching/cartoning Stable, uniform pouch stacks for improved cartoning Easy robot positioning, changeover Reduced cabling, smaller machine footprint, higher ROI on floor space Measurable improvements in throughput, OEE The Story: In automated packaging operations, transferring products from one machine to another can often bottleneck the entire line.

5 RTOS Performance Compared on EtherCAT Master – IntervalZero’s RTX/RTX64 Stands Out

POSTED: 03/15/2017

The KINGSTAR Soft Motion platform supports multiple industry-leading EtherCAT Masters to guarantee that devices from different manufacturers can work together seamlessly.

Universal Robots Racks Up the Benefits at Etalex

POSTED: 12/12/2016

Installing a Universal Robot to pick metal parts out of a press brake solved several automation headaches at Etalex; a Canadian manufacturer of shelving systems that had no room for safety guarding in front of the press and needed a flexible user-friendly robot that could safely handle the pick and place tasks in a high traffic area.

Mobile Robot Colleagues on Wheels Increase Productivity and Worker Safety at Scott Fetzer Electrical Group

POSTED: 12/12/2016

A mobile fleet of Universal Robots will now receive daily work orders to solve ever-changing tasks with high mix - low volume electronics manufacturer Scott Fetzer Electrical Group (SFEG) in Tennessee.

Robot Colleagues Boost the Bottom Line

POSTED: 12/12/2016

For the Danish company Stantræk, automation means growth.

JMP's Automation Solution Delivers Plastic Bags in Only Four Seconds

POSTED: 12/28/2015

The Challenge Struggling to meet the demand for their product, our client, a paper and plastic bag fabricator, turned to JMP for help.

Simple Solutions for Multi-carriage Tracks

POSTED: 02/09/2015

Kawasaki Robotics US recently turned to Güdel for a 21-meter-long, three-carriage TrackMotion TMF-4 for material handling in a body shop.

Grippers that Hold Up in Extremely Tough Environments

POSTED: 05/10/2013

Bremen Castings, a precision CNC machine shop and foundry located in Bremen, Indiana, has a tough job to do.

Robotic Plasma Cutting

POSTED: 07/02/2009

BENEFITS High speed cutting Less heat-affected zone Cuts all metals including aluminum and stainless steel Produces quality bevel cuts for welding Follows part/shape contours Minimal cleanup Reduced part warpage Process versatility using tool changers PROCESS OVERVIEW Plasma cutting is a process where an ionized gas conducts electricity creating a hot, energized plasma arc that when constricted through a concentrated area (the nozzle) is capable of blasting through thicker metals producing a clean cut-out shape with minimal cleanup required.

Speeding Up During Global Slowdown

POSTED: 04/21/2009

Introduction The competitiveness among companies in the highly automated metal fabrication industry is tough in these days of global economical slowdown.

Automotive Stamping Study at DaimlerChrysler Finds New Vacuum Technology Elicits Potential Annual Savings of $400,000/plant

POSTED: 12/14/2005

  Summary A recent comparative vacuum technology study performed by Dr.


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