To address labor shortages and long cycle times, New England Union Company deployed a UR10e cobot arm and ActiNav bin picking system to run untended all night long.
A women was a candidate for a free-flap reconstruction to save the arm after amputation after a motorcycle accident.
Developing a robot is more complicated than a standard embedded software implementation. There are unique challenges to overcome to ensure that a robot will meet its requirements, function as intended, and be delivered on time and on budget. The teams developing robotics software must coordinate well within their own team while also working in parallel…
Founded in 1958, Allied Moulded is a full-service molding operation manufacturing non-metallic electrical boxes and enclosures for residential, commercial and industrial markets. Facing significant challenges due to labor shortages, the Ohio-based company chose Universal Robots’ new ActiNav system to automate an important bin-picking application. The deployment enabled Allied Moulded to reduce overtime expenses, move existing…
BJ Minson didn’t like the imperfect fit and sloppy profile of the standard belts he could find on the market, with the buckle and excess strap end awkwardly protruding from under his untucked shirt. So while working on a master’s degree in microfluidics, he began playing around with the design for a sleeker belt with…
As one of the busiest parts of a hospital, the pharmacy has, over the years, relied on technology to streamline its operations. From electronic tablet counters to completely computerized stocking and labeling solutions, technology has had a transformative impact on pharmacies across the world. Challenge Still, factors weighing on the efficiency of drug dispensing are…
Pipeline repair and inspection is a dangerous task for humans, but automated units are now being deployed, thanks to Wisconsin-based robotics integrators using igus components.
Dexai Robotics has designed its Alfred 2.0 to offer a space-saving, sanitary alternative for dishing out meals.
MGS, a contract manufacturer for a major European medical device maker, turned to Stäubli robots to support automated inspection of single-use catheters.
Boston Dynamics’ Spot robot, which went on sale for $74,500 in June, has found early success working in the construction industry. The RBR50 company recently announced a partnership with Trimble to expand Spot’s capabilities within the construction industry. As part of Boston Dynamics’ Early Adopter Program, Foster + Partners, a London-based architectural design and engineering…
Siemens’ maritime battery production line in Norway has eight configurable robot cells and seven AGVs for handling inter-cell logistics.
E-commerce order fulfillment needs speed and accuracy. RightHand Robotics chose Intel’s RealSense D415 depth cameras to collect robust data for its RightPick2 system for piece picking.
Optimum Data Management Solutions has developed “Clever Klaus,” an automated system that includes IDS smart cameras to assist visual inspections in manufacturing.
Cheetah Mobile and OrionStar quickly repurposed more than 100 service robots as Smart Epidemic Prevention and Control Robots and said they have performed well in Chinese hospitals.
ZAGO Manufacturing faced an increase in demand, but had a limited workforce. It turned to Robotiq and Universal Robots for a robust automated solution.
Coty Cosmetics is a worldwide cosmetics company behind such well-known brands as Sally Hansen, Rimmel and CoverGirl. At the company’s factory in Maryland, eight Universal Robots on four mobile carts now automate the picking and packing of products at the powder presses. The mobile solution delivers $500,000 in annual savings while improving both quality inspection […]
Ripcord is applying industrial automation lessons to the digitization of millions of paper records to help business processes be more efficient, remotely accessible, and less wasteful.
With Amazon prioritizing partner shipments and e-commerce providers seeing spikes during the COVID-19 crisis, Distribution Management needed to maximize productivity. Then came Chuck.
Ladder manufacturer Hailo is using three collaborative robots from Universal Robots to relieve its employees of strenuous activities while guaranteeing high product standards.
Ingram Micro is a major distributor of technology products and needed to improve working conditions in one facility. Automation including Chuck has helped it with efficiency.
Installing fog lights is an awkward task for humans in automotive manufacturing. Ford, Dürr Assembly Products, and KUKA tested LBR iiwa cobots to work alongside people.
The Danish division of Carlsberg, one of the leading brewery groups in the world, was looking to improve safety conditions for employees at its factory in Fredericia, Denmark. To do so, Carlsberg adopted two collaborative robots (cobots) from Universal Robots. With the cobots, Carlsberg has significantly improved staff safety and taken steps towards achieving zero […]