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Handling Description: Grip the drum in the vertical position on a pallet, lift, pitch to a horizontal position, set down on the floor, then release. Must be able to perform this sequence in reverse.... (View Full Article)
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Handling Description: The application calls for a way to handle large rolls of abrasive paper from a vertical orientation to a horizontal orientation. The low head room and elevation requirements... (View Full Article)
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Problem: The spools have an inner and outer wall between them, which an end-effector could be inserted. However, the opening between the spool walls is curved and has spokes which create four... (View Full Article)
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Problem: Two styles of exhaust assemblies are manufactured in batches. The weld fixture has clamps to hold the assemblies and the shipping racks have cradles to support the assemblies. Each rack holds... (View Full Article)
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PROBLEM: Previous solution, using dual hoist, required cumbersome tooling and excessive positioning caused hoist motors to burn out. SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS: 98" minimum linkage radius, 66" vertical... (View Full Article)
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HANDLING DESCRIPTION: Customer is a Beef Packing Plant. At one point in the process, they insert a large container in the neck area of the animal to catch the blood as it flows from the carcass. This... (View Full Article)
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Handling Description: Lift finished machined blower housings from a pallet and place them over the mating impeller assemblies. Problems: Various blower housing sizes and weights are to be handled with... (View Full Article)
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HANDLING DESCRIPTION: Transferring pairs of cable reels from the staging dock to a flat bed trailer. PROBLEM: The common procedure is to put a lifting bar through the reels' axle hole and lift with a... (View Full Article)
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Handing Description: Pick up a large cart, weighing up to 680 lbs., and transfer it in and out of a heat treat station. Cart will be raised and positioned on a pick up station 7" higher than grade by... (View Full Article)
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Handing Procedure: Lift the cylinder from an incoming rack and place it in a heat treat fixture. The cylinder is then removed from the fixture and placed on an outgoing rack. Application: The... (View Full Article)
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Handling Procedure: The ketchup and mustard bottles will be filled by an automatic center, capped and moved down the conveyor to a staging area. Once located at the staging area, a total of sixty (60)... (View Full Article)
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Problem: Picking up the crankshafts and transferring them to the inspection table was repetitive. The crankshafts weigh 25 lbs. and were difficult to pick up by hand. Application: The application... (View Full Article)
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HANDLING DESCRIPTION: Transferring 72" wide tape rolls that are slit into ½" to 3" wide sections. Slit sections are picked up from a table in a core horizontal position and placed on a pallet in a... (View Full Article)
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Handling Procedure: Pick up cylinder liners from a table, move the parts over a hopper in the floor, and pitch upward to allow shot blasting material to fall out of the inside of the liners. After... (View Full Article)
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Handling Procedure: Pick up the differential from the mold using the fork/trap tool. Once the differential is picked up, it will be removed from the mold, manually rotated 180??for the operator to... (View Full Article)
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Handling Description: The application calls for a way to grip the panel in the horizontal position on a bench, pitch up 75 - 80 degrees and set into an electrical cabinet. Problems: Placing the panels... (View Full Article)
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Problem: Existing hook hung end-effector was used to unload blocks from a pallet, but was unable to unload parts from a new overhead conveyor. Operators were unloading blocks by hand, flipping them... (View Full Article)
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Handling Description: Transfer and place exhaust assemblies from welding table to storage rack. Problems: Long parts are laying horizontal on the welding table at a 30-degree down angle. The catalytic... (View Full Article)
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Handling Description: Mounting parts onto an engine Problems: Very heavy parts being mounted to an engine on a hanging conveyor and engines are allowed to sway. Operators had to crawl under the engine... (View Full Article)
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Handling Description: Placing and removing shrouds from a funnel. Problems: Extreme heat environment and payload had heavy wear and tear on the manipulator. It was taken out of service a few years ago... (View Full Article)
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Handling Description: The application calls for a way to handle large window panels being positioned for installation onto a cab. Some panels are in the vertical orientation and some are stored... (View Full Article)
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Handling Description: The cycle consists of gripping and lifting the part from the incoming conveyor, pitching the part from horizontal to vertical and loading a vertical fixture. The part is machined... (View Full Article)
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Handling Procedure: Pick up a hull or deck from an "H" frame fixture on a conveyor. The part is removed from the conveyor for inspection. After inspection, the part is transferred to a Pass or a Fail... (View Full Article)
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Handling Description: Grip and hold dampers while operators install a shroud. Needs (Problem): Several operators were trying to assemble shrouds onto the dampers, flipping the parts over and handling... (View Full Article)
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PROBLEM: Workers had to lean over the chassis to install the cylinders, resulting in several back injuries. Restrictions: Two workers were required to install the swing cylinders. One to lift and... (View Full Article)
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Handling Procedure: Investment casting molds in a "cup up" orientation are gripped and picked from an incoming cart, the molds are then transferred away from the cart and filled with water for leak... (View Full Article)
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Handling Procedure: Remove the turbine blade from an incoming cart, set it into a number of test fixtures and then set it into an outgoing cart. Application: The turbine blade is presented in a... (View Full Article)
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Handling Procedure: Load and unload pallets from a machining center. Pallets are brought into the workcell on carts. Operators must lift them off the carts and reach into the machining center to... (View Full Article)
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Handling Description: Placing, pouring and removing hot molds. Problem: Long reach-in, heavy parts and high temperatures were too much for the operators. Controlled pour of material is necessary.... (View Full Article)
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Problem: The different angles and locations of the bolts and a restricted workcell area. A total of four units must be located in the same area with each having a different nut setter doing a... (View Full Article)
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Problem: The system capacity rating must be able to accommodate larger oil pans that may be manufactured at a future date. The radial reach and capacity requirements create significant moment loads.... (View Full Article)
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Handling Procedure: Load and unload steel panels on the paint line. The panels are brought into the workcell either horizontal on a pallet, or vertical on an A-frame cart. The unpainted panels are... (View Full Article)
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Handling Procedure: Pick up a funnel from a staging fixture in the neck down position. The part is inverted (neck up position) and transferred into the neck glaze station fixture. After glazing the... (View Full Article)
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Handling Description: The cycle consists of gripping the tube from a fixture with the neck vertical/panel (face) down and transferring them to a work table. Problem: The part is obviously quite... (View Full Article)
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Handling Procedure: Pick up a roll of plastic film from a cart in the horizontal position. Once the roll is gripped, it will be pitched down 90??to a vertical orientation and placed on a shipping... (View Full Article)
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Pick up a roll of plastic film from a cart in the horizontal position. Once the roll is gripped, it will be pitched down 90° to a vertical orientation and placed on a shipping pallet. The reverse is... (View Full Article)
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Problem: End-effector must handle large variations in roll diameters. The roll cannot withstand excessive grip force. The unit would need to handle over 5,000 in-lbs of off-center moment loading.... (View Full Article)
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Handling Description: The machine cycle consists of picking the rolls from a slitter with the core horizontal and transferring them to a pallet. The rolls will be either positioned horizontally or... (View Full Article)
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Problem: Seat weight increased beyond single operator capability. Application: Pick up a 150 lb. seat from a pallet and place inside a tractor cab from either the driver or passenger side. Solution: A... (View Full Article)
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Handling Procedure: Pick up a core shaft from a cart, transfer to the winder and place it between two winder drums. Also remove shaft from the unwind table and place onto the cart. PROBLEM: The core... (View Full Article)
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Handling Procedure: Transferring a wax pattern bra back and forth from a cart to the mold machine. Pattern has a dipping fixture plate (bra) across the bottom as a grip point. Pattern has an average... (View Full Article)
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Problem: The tire assembly needs to be orientated so that the hub centerline is parallel to the centerline of the axle. There is a close fit between the hub ID and axle OD. The tire assembly must be... (View Full Article)
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Handling Description: Assist operators in picking, rotating and placing torsion bars off a conveyor onto a paint line hanger. Problem: Existing hydraulic manipulator was not as effective at placing... (View Full Article)
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Problem: Multiple parts to be handled. The dunnage and bell housing create clearance restrictions above, below and around the part. This leaves the face of the flywheel as the only exposed surface for... (View Full Article)
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PROBLEM: How to safely handle 160 lb. canisters. Restrictions: * Must pull warhead from tight fitting crate. No clearance on sides, minimum on ends. * Place warhead on floor and pick up again, with... (View Full Article)
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Handling Procedure: Transfer large drive assemblies around a workcell. The drives enter the workcell on a conveyor and transferred to one of two work positioners or directly to a special conveyor... (View Full Article)
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HANDLING DESCRIPTION: Removing wheel hubs from a crate and placing onto the tire rim. PROBLEM: Operators were lifting hubs out of a crate and holding the heavy part, while trying to align the wheel... (View Full Article)
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Handling Description: Remove the four pieces that make up a wheel mold from the mold press and hang them on a conveyor rack so that they may be cleaned. Some of the pieces must be rotated to hang on... (View Full Article)
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Handling Procedure: Pick up an ingot, weighing up to 60 lb., which is lying horizontally on a pallet. As the ingot is raised from the pallet it is allowed to rotate to a vertical orientation within... (View Full Article)

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