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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.

Robots Increase Automotive Component Production

Auto parts manufacturer DAU Componentes in Burgos, Spain increases shop efficiencies by using robotics to automate loading and unloading of workpieces into CNC machines.

CNC Shop Employees Benefit from Robotic Automation

To better use machine operators’ time and improve overall productivity, Dimension Machine Co., invested in two Okuma Genos lathes with a FANUC M-710iC/50 robot from Gosiger Automation.

CMM Removes Bottleneck in Automated Cell

By adding a Brown & Sharpe One CMM from Hexagon Metrology, Strattec was able to eliminate a production bottleneck in its automated cell and improve efficiency in other departments throughout the facility.

Programmable Gages Help Create Automation Cell

Conroe Machine (Conroe, Texas) is doing what most machine shops only dream of: hard turning a family of parts around the clock in an unmanned cell that operates a “self-controlled” process.

Flexible Robot Arm Boosts Production

By incorporating Universal Robot’s UR5 robot arm into its production process, RSS Manufacturing & Phylrich was able to take on a new job and free 30 percent more capacity from existing machines.

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