Robots & Automation
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Automation Increases Production, Employee Retention
Employee fatigue at SEW Eurodrive was limiting productivity when production demands increased. Automation from Makino helped to increase machine utilization as well as worker satisfaction.
Automotive Manufacturer Grows through Automation
Gil-Mar Manufacturing met growing application demands on their average machines by partnering with Methods Machine Tools to automate and integrate them.
Collaborative Robots Deliver Flexibility to Shop Floor
Task Force Tips needed more flexibility in robot use. Four collaborative robots from Universal Robots improved product quality and helped the shop to make better use of its employees.
Robotic Cell Increases Shop’s Productivity by 200 Percent
A new building spurred Hypertherm Inc. to revamp its production process with a robotically automated work cell, providing improved productivity and efficiency.
EDM Cell Cuts Lead Time in Half, Improves Quality
Sodick's AG60L sinker EDM and an Erowa Robot Compact helped Ford Tool and Machining LLC cut lead time in half when it needed to reduce downtime and increase repeatability.
Turning a Profit with Automation
CL Tech could not profitably meet increased production demand until it added robotic automation. The move saved money in operating costs and eliminated the need for peripheral devices.
Fast ROI Convinces Shop to Add Robotic Automation
“If we get a job that requires a process we don’t normally do, we have very few other shops in the area we can call on, so we figure out how to do it ourselves. This often means adding new technology,” says Cody Dolce, owner of Glacier Tool & Die.
Collaborative Robots Cut Crown Production Time
This manufacturer of dental implants is realizing faster turnaround time for crowns by using collaborative robots to tend its machine tools.
Robot Eliminates WIP, Improves Efficiency
Automating loading/unloading of two new Mori Seiki lathes and a part wash/dry system with a FANUC robot from Automated Cells and Equipment enabled the company to eliminate an initial testing process as well as reduce labor and WIP.
Automated HMC Cell Powers Rod Production Flexibility
To quickly change rod connector types, automotive manufacturer Metaldyne installed a fully automated HMC cell of standalone Mazak HMCs and a FANUC robot.