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Industrial Robotics Case Studies

Industry : Metals

Robotic Press Break-Automated Metal Bending

POSTED: 08/14/2013

Midwest Engineering Systems Inc. (MWES) provided a Robotic Brake Press Tending System to automate the metal part bending process of a Bystronics Brake Press for a metal fabricator.  The goal is to completely automate the brake press to bend a variety of different parts. The Challenge: Must be capable of

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. Producing gray iron castings from recycled material is a job

Centerless Grinder Automation

POSTED: 04/30/2010

Customer Information - The customer runs a precision machine shop manufacturing a great variety of parts for the industrial, commercial and aerospace markets. Part volumes are low to medium. Application - Automation of a Royal Master TG - 12 manual centerless

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. Efficient production along with a high output of the line(s) is crucial for the plants. Plants with low productivity will quickly

Small FAB & Machine Shop Gets Big Results with Robots

POSTED: 10/10/2007

‘‘It would take four men to keep up with one of our new robotic welding cells,’‘ says Matt Tucker, Project Engineer in charge of all robotic applications at Tucker’s Machine & Steel Service Inc. in Leesburg, Florida.  ‘‘People get tired and bored welding thousands of the

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. Kingman Yee, as part of a DaimlerChrysler Summer Intern Professors Program, found that air consumption could be reduced by 98% when equipping a robot’s end-of-arm tooling with COAX® technology and a Vacustat™ check valve.  The study

Robust Changer for Robotic Spot Welding

POSTED: 01/01/2000

Republished with Permission from Automotive Manufacturing & Production magazine - copyright January 2000.  A robotic tool changer from ATI Industrial Automation (Garner, NC) has been launched that is specially designed for transgun resistance welding operations-not only for the performance of the welding tasks, but for facilitating the required maintenance

Increase Production with Machine Tending Cell

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Increase Production with Machine Tending Cell Company: EPSON Factory Automation Robotics Submitted by: John Clark Contact: info@robots.epson.com Industry: Metal cutting Application: Machine tending cell Integrator: None Problem: Customer needed to increase production from 2 to 6 pieces per minute. Secondary objectives were to reduce changeover times and to have  the ability to

A Firm Grip -- Robots Transfer Vehicle Wheels to Chain Conveyor

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The KUKA robots in use at Südrad, a manufacturer of steel disc wheels, not only have a "firm grip" on the wheels produced there; they have also mastered the art of transferring them to a circular conveyor moving at a variable velocity. The crucial requirements for implementation of this application


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