Automation by Application

Robotic solutions for every application and industry

Our projects range from new robot installation or redeployment of existing equipment to complex turnkey systems. Our capabilities and experience include:

  • Robots can perform multiple types of welding applications, including MIG, TIG and submerged (sub) arc. The weld quality and time is very repeatable, providing predictable throughput and quality. With an auxiliary axis motor, robots can handle almost any part size and weight. Also, by using an auxiliary axis motor to position the fixture(s) for optimized angle and reach, robots can weld almost any size and weight of part.
  • The return on investment is high for robotic automation of assembly tasks. An assembly robot can surpass manual speeds, improve quality, reduce waste and run around the clock. Companies use assembly line robots to lower costs on both routine and complex tasks, enabling employees to be deployed in other, more critical areas.
  • Industrial robots are ideal for moving and pouring molten metal in foundry operations. A robot boosts capacity and output, and lowers costs while removing foundry workers from a hostile environment.
  • Robots can load and unload most machining operations from high-volume to small lots. Robotic loading of machine tools yields a consistent throughput, increases spindle utilization and reduces downtime.
  • Robots can assist with regular ultra-high payload body transfer or equipment applications. Replacing fixed, expensive equipment with high-payload robots is cost-effective, both in terms of programming flexibility and efficient use of floor space.
  • With today’s advanced programming, force control and vision technology, many types of materials and components of all sizes are easily machined and finished using robotics, including injection-molded plastics, wood, fabric, fiberglass and metal.
  • Robotic palletizers can handle boxes, containers, tubs and totes in a high-speed environment. Robots can also eliminate a variety of ergonomic issues inherent to the process of palletizing.
  • RTUs were designed to increase a robot’s work envelope and efficiency. The modular design of RTUs allows them to be constructed in unlimited travel lengths with many mounting options and X-Y configurations. They can accommodate robots with capacities from under 220 pounds (100 kg) to over 1 ton (900 kg).
  • Multiple processes can often be incorporated into a single robot system. The goal is to keep the robot continuously working without affecting the system takt time. Upstream and downstream operations can also be incorporated into a robotic system.
  • Vision-guided robots optimize production lines. With FANUC Robotics IRVision guiding the robot, parts or objects (finished or unfinished) set up on a pallet or conveyor perfectly. Vision systems find locations and orientations of parts and objects for handling, data acquisition for part measurement, 1D and 2D barcode reading for part/object tracking, and inspection for quality control.

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