CASE STUDY

Robotic Gripper Build & Refurbish

A robotic end of arm, which is heat resistant and moves hot forgings from one process to another.

Precise & heat-resistant

We analyzed seals, rods, plates and anything that was moving to ensure we could refurbish it. 

Industry

Construction (crankshaft manufacturer)

The “ask” 

International Crankshaft Inc. requested that we replace an existing robotic gripper series. They wanted to refurbish two and build one. We analyzed seals, rods, plates and anything that was moving to ensure we could refurbish it. 

 

How it was used

The robot was used to move forgings from one process to another. It had to be heat resistant. The materials are made of hardened tool steel and some are made out of stainless steel. Most end of arm tooling that touches the piece will be made of harder materials so they won’t wear as badly. It goes on the robot's head and is programmed to move from point a to b. 

Unique about the specs

We reviewed all the prints together in-person. We made all the parts, along with picking up the gripper to replace it. Our customer had three and wanted an additional one to replace if needed in the future without having a break in work.

Unique about how we helped the customer

Saved cost and lead time by refurbishing one. 

Capabilities

REFURBISH

SHORT-RUN 

Steps

1.

Confirm Scope

2.

"Go & See" Daily Application

3.

3D Model

4.

Confirm Design

5.

Manufacture Prints

6.

Saw Cut

7.

Machine

8.

Plasma Burn

9.

Weld

10.

Assemble

What people are saying

“The company has been a great asset to International Crankshaft Inc.  They have a great team of engineers and have helped us on many projects, from the design phase all the way to installation. I would highly recommend giving them an opportunity to earn your business.  You will not regret it.” 
 

M. Delili, Manager of Maintenance

International Crankshaft Inc.

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