Industrial Robotics Case Studies
Industry : Fabricated Metals
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.
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.
The KINGSTAR Soft Motion platform supports multiple industry-leading EtherCAT Masters to guarantee that devices from different manufacturers can work together seamlessly.
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.
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.
For the Danish company Stantræk, automation means growth.
The Challenge Struggling to meet the demand for their product, our client, a paper and plastic bag fabricator, turned to JMP for help.
Kawasaki Robotics US recently turned to Güdel for a 21-meter-long, three-carriage TrackMotion TMF-4 for material handling in a body shop.
Bremen Castings, a precision CNC machine shop and foundry located in Bremen, Indiana, has a tough job to do.
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.
Introduction The competitiveness among companies in the highly automated metal fabrication industry is tough in these days of global economical slowdown.
Many fab shops in the U.
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