Video Robotic Case Studies

Video Robotic Case Studies

You can check out many of the Video Case Studies produced over the past few years featuring CNC, Laser and Vision solutions from Custom Machines.

Resistance Nut Welder Robotic Cell

A simple nut welder and a robot can make tasks like these dependable and worry free. They also allow you free up valuable human resources that can be better used on other tasks. Let CMI show you how customized automation can better your company's future.

CNC Metal Stamping Robotic Weld Cell

With its two mirrored cells this robotic system utilizes specialized grippers to hold and manipulate a complicated stamping assembly up to a fixed resistance welder. The tooling and its intelligent clamping programming made all the hard to reach welds a breeze. An additional tooling stand holds alternate end-of-arm tooling to allow the machine to accommodate different assemblies.

CNC Bearing Laser Welder

Designed to manufacture U-joint bearings, this compact, simple to use system incorporates an intense laser beam to produce strong welds with minimal distortion at high processing speeds. With penetration depths of up to 10 mm (.39 in.) this cell was designed to work deep into the part to ensure the strongest weld.

Robotic Deflash Degating Cell

This cell has been designed around a fabricated main base structure with two ABB robots. These robots are programmed to engage the end-of-arm tooling used in cutting off the injection molding gates and burn off left over flashing from the edges of the fender. This versatile system has a removable fixture to allow the cell to run different fenders. Several end-of-arm tooling assemblies are also included with the cell for effective handling of the various fenders.

Robotic Depalletizing Cell

A Kuka robot has been outfitted with a custom designed end-of-arm gripper and 3D vision system to allow this smart depalletizer to remove wheel components from their trays and onto an adjoining assembly system. This system also includes a part orient device, as well as in-feed and exiting conveyors for the pallets.

Automated Transmission Deburr Robot Cell

As parts come into this cell from it's integrated in-feed systems, specialized grippers assemble these transmission components and send them on their way to be welded by a precision laser. The laser provides accurate clean welds that not only met but exceeded the customer's strict quality requirements.

Dual Robotic Bumper Welder

CMI recently finished the installation of this dual robotic weld cell, designed to process bumper frames. This cell incorporates a seventh axis weld table and two ABB robots to reduce cycle time and increase productivity. The table also uses quick change fixtures and one touch programming to allow for the fastest changeover times.

CNC Picture Tube Frame Laser Welder

This custom laser cell was designed to be integrated into an existing line to manufacture frames for Phillips brand picture tube frames. Two Adept Cobra 800 1060 robots pick the frame blanks off of a stamping press and transfers them onto the load swing fixture. The load swing fixture presents the frame blanks to the indexing fixture. The indexing fixture rotates the frame to the laser weld head. The lasers turn on to weld the part and then the unload fixture places the finished part on to an out feed conveyor that send the frame on to another press operation.

CNC Rail Robotic Weld Cell

The Cab Rail Robotic Welding Cell was designed to complete the manufacture the outer reinforcements of truck cabs. The attached nut plate supplies an anchor for the truck's seat belt assemblies. This full featured machine includes integration with the customer's existing processes, auto loading, welding, inspection options, and packaging operations

CNC Robotic VCD Component Laser Welder

As parts come into this cell from it's integrated in-feed systems, specialized grippers assemble these transmission components and send them on their way to be welded by a precision laser. The laser provides accurate clean welds that not only met but exceeded the customer's strict quality requirements.

CNC Office Divider Laser Welder

Keeping up with customer demand without creating large, risky inventories can be a difficult task. Custom Machines Inc. had the solution for this west Michigan furniture manufacturer. Designed to manufacture office divider legs in over 15 different configurations, this versatile system incorporates two Lumonics Auto lasers, each with two fiber optic welding heads, and a custom four station indexing fixture to weld all of the configurations quickly, and efficiently. This machine was designed with flexibility in mind and is able to manufacture three different product lines in sizes ranging from 10" to 64" in length. Special care was given to make any changeover quick and easy, keeping the manufacture on top of customer orders

CNC Robotic Door Panel Laser Cutter

With its automation flexibility the Door Panel Laser Cutting Cell was designed to allow this manufacturer to meet their customer's needs quickly without adding costs. With its specialized programmability the operator could develop custom cut patterns to fulfill the customer's special order needs. The robot then uses its powerful laser to cut wiring and assembly holes into the door panel. A custom build shuttle moves the part fixture into and out of the enclosed manufacturing area where all of the laser cutting is completed.


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