Case Studies


TESLA MOTORS

Robotic Car Loader & Unloader

Fremont, CA

Job Description

Design, build, and install (2) state-of-the-art robotic cells and modify a fleet of (42) automated guided vehicles (AGV’s)

Project Summary

Project involved over 1,500 man hours of engineering and electrical design to
provide a complete system that integrat-ed into the existing production line. This included the supply of all control, vision and operator interfaces required. Along with stringent design requirements, we provided all the fabrication and installation services totaling approximately 1,800 man hours with another 1,000 hours for field programming, start up and training assistance.

KEY PROJECT TASKS

– Design, fabricate, install, and program a first Fanuc M2000 robotic cell for picking all Tesla cars from an overhead conveyor line – Design a vision system to guide the M2000 (world’s largest robot) for picking and placing cars
– Convert a fleet of AGV’s to accept all of the Tesla car models
– Program the first M2000 robot to place cars onto the AGV’s. The AGV’s then travel along a production line where car parts are
added by Tesla associates
– Design, fabricate, install, and program a second Fanuc M2000 robotic cell for picking all Tesla cars from the fleet of AGV’s
– Program the second M2000 robot to place cars back onto the overhead conveyor line
– Design, fabricate, and install 1 safety enclosure for each robot cell
– Provide all documentation including structural and civil drawings for the robot cells, end of arm tooling, safety enclosures as
well as the steel and concrete bases for the robots
– Provide a complete risk assessment package to ensure personnel and product safety



M WATER

Dual Robotic Water Bottle Loader & Unloader

Donmuang, Bangkok

Job Description

Design, build, and install a robotic production line for a 5-Gallon water bottle facility

Project Summary

Provide a low maintenance robotic water bottle loader and unloader while coordinating with other customer vendors to provide a high speed production line
Reducing labor requirements by 80%

KEY PROJECT TASKS

– Design, fabricate, install, and program first Fanuc R2000 robotic cell for unloading empty bottles from customer-supplied racks
– Provide conveyance for racks
– Provide a rack washer
– Design, fabricate, install, and program a machine for de-capping bottles – Design, fabricate, install, and program a machine for leak testing bottles – Design, fabricate, install, and program a system for testing bottles for
harmful contaminants
– Provide conveyance for good and reject bottles
– Design, fabricate, install, and program a second Fanuc R2000 robotic cell for loading full bottles back into the cleaned customer-supplied racks
– Design, fabricate, and install 1 safety enclosure for each robot cell
– Provide all system documentation
– Co-ordinate and plan with other suppliers of equipment for this production line



CENTRAL COUNTIES DHIA

Vial Handling Automation

Atwater, CA

Job Description

Provide an automated solution to their vial handling and cleaning operation.

Project Summary

This project involved the design and development of robotic tool to assist in the milk testing process. The function of this automated solution was to receive, preheat, test, wash, treat, and re-rack vials. After initial R&D and successful implementation we now have established a one of kind system for mass vial handling and cleaning operations.

KEY PROJECT TASKS

– Provided greater consistency in analyzer component values resulting from stabilized temperature control and repeatable sample
testing cycle time.
– Higher accuracy of reported findings resulting from a more consistent process with fewer opportunities for operator error.
– Avoidance of bacterial contamination caused by inconsistent vial handling
– Higher productivity with fewer people, estimated 75% reduction in labor cost.
– More operator time to analyze the data and interact with the analyzers.
– Reduced risk for workers compensation claims by avoiding repetitive motion injuries, lowering annual policy costs.



GALLO GLASS

Furnace 4 Mechanical Rebuild

Modesto, CA

Job Description

The complete rebuild of their furnace. Remove and replace all critical furnace duct, piping, and equipment systems to complete furnace rebuild process to allow for the heating of glass to form wine bottles.

Project Summary

The project required a total of approximately 23,000 total fabrication and installation man hours with almost 20,000 as field hours. The project had to be completed within 10 weeks. We carefully and strategically installed individual section machines (glass bottle mold machines) that are larger than a tank at a weight of 70,000 lbs.

KEY PROJECT TASKS

– Demo piping and sheet metal supplying the melter, refiner, forehearth and forming area.
– Fabricate, supply and install all required piping, and large diameter duct with remaining sheet metal for the (4) aforementioned
areas.
– Equipment installation required such as cooling wind fans, distribution skids for water and combustion air.
– Requirements included structural supporting of piping and ducting, extensive coordination with refractory, electrical, civil and
structural contractors, among others.


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