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.
Distribution Management, 6 River Systems offer business continuity to 3PLs
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.
3 UR cobots become vital assistants at ladder maker Hailo
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 uses 6 River Systems’ Chuck to aid warehouse workers
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.
Ford automates fog light installation with KUKA LBR iiwa cobots
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.
Brewing giant Carlsberg uses cobots for safer packaging process
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 […]
RCM Industries stays competitive with precise UR10e cobots
RCM Industries deployed UR10e collaborative robot arms to automate precise and repetitive tasks, improving its global competitiveness and retaining high-value U.S. workers.
Whirlpool optimizes intralogistics using fleet of AMRs
Whirlpool is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of home appliances. It has approximately $21 billion in annual sales, 92,000 employees and 65 manufacturing and technology research centers. It recently implemented three MiR200 autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) from Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) for materials handling at its plant in Łódź, Poland. Challenge Whirlpool produces dryers […]
10 AMRs help 3PL reduce mispicks & triple throughput
ACT Fulfillment is a California-based third-party logistics (3PL) provider. Founded in 1994, ACT’s warehousing space has grown from 15,000 square feet to 1.4 million square feet. ACT employs 600 people and services wholesale, retail and e-commerce fulfillment for major fashion brands. ACT also provides value added services for its customers. ACT’s Ryan Cox led the…
Exyn drone maps inactive mine on the fly
Ascot Resources geologists knew from surface drilling programs that there was still some gold in a mine that had been inactive since the 1940s. But they needed more information to determine how much resource remained. Surveying a previously active mine typically would be done by a specialist with handheld laser tools, but areas of the…
LEA walks tall with machine learning, predictive maintenance, and NLP
Robot Care System has designed the LEA smart walker to help people with mobility challenges. It used AWS RoboMaker and the cloud to improve the robotic capabilities of its product.
Ford Spain optimizes internal logistics with MiR collaborative mobile robots
Ford Spain needed to relieve human workers of the tedium of supplying robot stations, so it brought in three MiR100s, which offered flexibility, ease of use, and reliability.
Cobot makes automation a snap at Zippertubing
Zippertubing found that a UR5 cobot helped it automate a tedious task, leading to better quality products and addressing worker turnover.
CARLO bone surgery system uses KUKA cobot for sensitive precision
The age of medical robotics has only just begun, as new collaborative and precise robots become available for bone surgery.
Tier 1 automotive supplier Visteon improves productivity with MiR AMRs
Seven MiR100 robots are working three shifts a day at Visteon, helping to improve productivity at the automotive manufacturing supplier.
How UR10 cobots help Ohio manufacturer address labor shortage
thyssenkrupp Bilstein Suspension is a global company known for it innovation in chassis engineering. With production facilities in Asia, Europe and North and South America, the company supplies a complete range of damping and suspension products. Challenge thyssenkrupp Bilstein of America’s manufacturing plant in Hamilton, Ohio was facing an increase in customer demands combined with…
Designing parallel grippers for collaborative robot precision
Providing the right motor for small precision devices can be challenging, as New Scale Robotics found when it designed a parallel gripper for cobots.
Aerospace assembly uses vision-guided Kawasaki robots for unique cell
Kawasaki’s R-series general purpose robots, in combination with 3D vision software, are helping an aerospace manufacturer increase product quality and throughput.
Ket-Met machine tooling shop cuts costs by 40% with UR cobots
Ket-Met, a Finnish subcontract machine tooling shop, found that its existing CNC machines required too much manpower to stay competitive. It reduced machine hour costs by 40% with UR cobots.
The Robot Report August 2019 issue on exoskeletons
In this month’s issue of The Robot Report, a special print insert in Design World, we examine exoskeleton design, development, and uses in healthcare and industry.
Toolcraft turns to UR e-Series cobots to save on production, increase throughput
In this case study, Toolcraft had to take on a third shift and precisely move medical parts in its CNC machine. With an integrator’s help, the machine shop used a UR5e cobot to increase production.
MiR500 mobile robot helps Cabka automate pallet transport
Germany-based Cabka Group recycles post-industrial plastics into pallets and other material handling products. Cabka North America’ 400,000-square-foot plant in the St. Louis, Missouri area runs 24/7 to manufacture about 5,000 pallets per day. But Cabka is challenged by labor shortages due to high turnover of temporary workers, which leads to expensive downtime. At Cabka North…