Industrial Robotics Case Studies
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.
Encompass Solutions recently sat down with Masterbuilt Director of Information Systems Cristina Robinson to discuss the company's utilization of Encompass solutions' Managed Services, manufacturing top-of-the-line cooking equipment, and the future of Masterbuilt.
The efficient use of industrial robots requires tool changers, according to experience gained from Scania’s new bodywork facility in Oskarshamn, Sweden.
Encompass Solutions recently sat down with Metaphase Technologies President Kevin High to discuss the company's current Epicor ERP implementation, manufacturing custom vision and lighting solutions, and the future of Metaphase.
Doxsteel Fasteners recently achieved a significant milestone in bringing its Mexico-based operations up to speed with a complete implementation of Epicor version 10 software and user training for their Mexico-based teams.
Situation: Advance Storage Products responded to a new customer request to design and implement an automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) that would allow the company to efficiently transition from a third-party logistics provider to an in-house operation in its production facility.
Invata Intralogistics, experts in advanced automation systems, selected Velox Machine Guarding to protect its new 465,000 square foot omni-channel fulfillment center.
Since the 80’s, American eyewear manufacturers were all bought by foreign interests, stopping the domestic production in the process.
THE TASK: DELIVERING MEDICAL EQUIPMENT GE Healthcare’s 280,000 square foot facility in Milwaukee is a mega center for medical equipment repairs.
Challenge Create a 138-foot-long wet bench silicon cleaning station utilizing multiple Cartesian robots driven by a combination of linear motion and control technologies Rexroth Solution CKR belt-driven linear modules CKK ball screw linear modules MKR belt-driven linear modules IndraDyn MSK synchronous servo motors IndraDrive C digital intelligent servo drives Rexroth EasyHandling System Results Effective use of overhead Cartesian robots Precision, accuracy and repeatability across the 138-foot length of the cleaning station Robustness and reliability Cleanliness to Class 10 cleanroom standards System ordered as single part number Background Although silicon is the key ingredient for semiconductors used in smartphones and other electronic devices, only a purified form can be used to make semiconductor chips.
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.
Solution RV2FBD1S15 6-Axis Robot L02CPU-P Programmable Logic Controller IPSUMM Product Benefits Quick switching among diverse manufacturing tasks Easy to reconfigure manufacturing capacity Scalability reduces capital investment demands Mitsubishi Electric Value-added Advantages Robust programming support Timely product availability Responsive service BACKGROUND Newly expanding to a 18,000 sq.
The Customer’s Challenge A major North American brewery required JMP’s assistance on a project that was part of an overall strategy for reducing energy usage.
The Challenge The movement of very heavy parts (over 1,000 lbs.
Placing coins into a coin presentation case insert sounds like an easy thing to do, right? But when the application calls for placing several thousand coins in exact places on moving inserts every day, the task becomes much more demanding.