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MWES designed a single manual production line for a firm that could manufacture over a dozen different variations of a hydraulic motor. The line utilizes a large number of sub-assembly stations, where workers perform the required tasks based on the specific variant of the motor being assembled.
With the current ongoing labor shortage, skilled welders are in short supply leaving many businesses to rely more heavily on robotics to fill that void. Fully automating a 24/7 welding operation is not as complicated or as intimidating as it may sound. What if the production line requires multiple stations or has to handle different metal types?
Automating high volume production operations is relatively straight forward: design a specialized machine that only produces one part. The rest of the time is spent to make it robust enough to do it at speed and for a long time before service.
In the automation world, many times it’s the gripper that packs the most innovation on a system. The grippers are where the automation system actually interacts with the products moving through the cell.
Many don’t realize that robot arms can be equipped with an EOAT that is capable of cleanly grabbing multiple products at once. Our custom designed robot gripper made this palletizing process a breeze.
We’ve put together three important truths about collaborative robots that a manufacturing engineer or manager should understand before taking the plunge on a cobot for their processes.
A part of what we pride ourselves at Midwest Engineered Systems is keeping up to speed on the latest technologies in automation. With that in mind, we’ve brought in one of FANUC’s latest collaborative robots from the CRX series of industrial robots.
This video from the firm shows our systems at work. Our automation systems are helping the company decrease virus testing times by increasing the production of collection transport systems. At one point in the video, COPAN specifically highlights our second-generation robotic vial filling cells and the 200,000-vial filling per week performance they achieve.
MWES offers UR robot system service on-site to get the most out of your robotic arm without wasting months learning how to program them yourself.
An example of proof of concept testing for a previous project. In this video, we’re testing the capabilities of industrial robots to cut a section of heavy pipe. The pipe was a stand-in for the large steel parts the eventual automation system.