Portfolio Category: Case Study

Side angle of yellow industrial robot polishing a bass xtender key.

The Importance of Human Brainpower in Hipshot’s Robotic Polishing Application

Hipshot & The Bass Xtender Hipshot, a manufacturer of top-notch quality hardware for guitar and basses, faced ongoing labor and production challenges in their deburring and polishing operation – a task considered to be one of the dull, dirty, dangerous applications of robotics. Seeking increased consistency, quality, and production, Hipshot aimed to integrate a robotic […]

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Food Ingredient Logistics Company Improves Ergonomics and Safety with Fall Arrest System

Project Demographics Location New York  Vertical Material Handling  Application Custom Fall Arrest System (FAS) Industry Food Ingredients Distribution Customer Problem Adaptec’s customer, a food ingredient procurement and processing company, faced a critical safety concern in their operations. Their tanker trucks, instrumental in the transportation of food products, relied on an outdoor filling station. Workers were required […]

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Wide view of racking system

Adaptec Becomes Partner of Choice for Medical Warehouse Expansion Project

Customer Problem A nation-leading academic medical center began a multi-year expansion project that included renovating a regional hospital. To ensure uninterrupted hospital operations, an offsite warehouse was established to receive non-emergency materials from vendors, sort them by facility, and subsequently ship them to the hospital. In addition to supporting the expansion project, the facility took […]

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Robot picking billets out of bin

Metal Forging Company Implements Keyence Vision Bin Picking System

Customer Problem The customer was interested in automating their manual bin picking process with a robotic bin picking solution. Before automating, an operator had to use a magnet suspended overhead by a crane to move the billets. This prevented the operator from heavy lifting but did not eliminate the process of guiding the magnet onto […]

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Close up of dual robot tote assembly

Consumer Packaging Leader Increases Process Ergonomics with Dual FANUC Robotic Assembly System

Customer Problem The customer produces plastic closures on several injection molding machines. Parts from the injection molding machines tumble into 60-pound corrugated totes that operators had to manually assemble multiple times per hour, severely decreasing operator efficiency. The process resulted in excessive floor space consumption in the production area of the totes and the components […]

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Krispy Kreme Expands Response Capabilities Partnering with Adaptec Lifecycle Services

Director of Service & Aftermarket, Chris Cornett, talks with Krispy Kreme’s Field Service Manager, Eamonn Griffin, about their lifecycle service partnership with Adaptec. From a phased launch plan to adapting to growth, Chris and Eamonn highlight the value of Adaptec’s service capabilities and dedicated technicians.

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FANUC robot mounted between accumulation conveyor and pallet conveyor.

Leading Concrete Manufacturer Increases Palletizing Line Capacity with Additional FANUC Robotic Palletizer

Customer Problem The customer wanted to increase production of the existing robotic bag palletizing system from 23 bags-per-minute (BPM) to 35-40 BPM. The additional robotic bag palletizing line will help achieve the highest possible throughput for the existing bagging and palletizing line. Conveyor modifications were also necessary to accommodate a new location for the checkweigher […]

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Shop cranes on the floor

Siewert Equipment Optimizes New Facility with Four Gorbel Crane Installations

Customer Problem As part of a relocation project to a newer and larger service center, Siewert Equipment was looking to optimize shop flow and functionality. As a distributor and service provider of pumps, process equipment, mixers, blowers, and valves for manufacturers in industrial, commercial, and municipal water markets, a new crane system was designed to […]

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Sheet dispenser, CDLR conveyor, controls and palletizing robot

U.S. Salt Replaces Conventional Palletizer with Robotic Palletizing System to Increase Reliability, Throughput and Efficiency

Customer Problem Long-time customer of Adaptec, U.S. Salt, wanted to replace an existing Lambert conventional palletizer with a robotic palletizing system. Palletizing two differently bagged products – one in plastic and the other in paper – the conventional palletizer could not efficiently run the plastic bagged product. Implementing a robotic system offers increased throughput, reliability, […]

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Chicken Production Automation Palletizing and Stretch Wrapping - Case Farms

Case Farms Increases Fresh Chicken Production with Robotic Depalletizing, Palletizing, and Conveying Systems

Customer Problem The customer was manually palletizing cases of fresh chicken and sending them to a 3PL to be frozen for warehouse storage. In order to speed up the freezing process, special “egg crate style” tier sheets were stacked between all layers of all products. The sheets had to be manually removed between layers – […]

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