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Case Studies & White Papers

Below are some case studies on how Applied Robotics provided solutions to various challenges in a variety of applications.
Also available are educational white papers covering many frequently asked questions regarding automation.
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Artimation Case StudyARTomation Case Study
Tool changing for the Painting industry
requires the strength to stand up to solvents.
Autoliv Case StudyAutoliv Case Study
AZ Automotive Case StudyAZ Automotive Corporation
The Sigma tool changer reduces space in a
working robotic cell.
CAFCAF Case Study with photos
The Sigma 5 Tool Changer can handle very large and heavy parts — like train cars.
Arc WeldingCollision Sensor for Arc Welding
The QuickSTOP collision sensor is perfect for repeatability and weld quality without warping
the metal.
Laser BeamCollision Sensor for Laser-Beam Welding
The QuickSTOP collision sensor protects expensive lasers and robotic arms creating reliability and consistent work in this high-tech and highly sensitive application.
PlasmaCollision Sensor for Plasma Cutting
The QuickSTOP collision sensor protects costly torch heads and controls the unit to prevent poor quality or “wavy” cuts.
Comau Pico Case StudyComau Pico Ford Expedition
The Sigma tool changer’s low profile with a custom I/O module helps the Ford Expedition Extended Cab series.
Daimler Chrysler Case StudyDaimler Chrysler
The Sigma tool changer can be retrofitted to accommodate different utilities regardless of future changes at the plant.
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Applied Robotics’ products and solutions work in General Industry – a.k.a. Every industry.
Gibson and Hatch Technology Case StudyHatch Technology Case Study
ARI’s QuickSTOP collision sensor helps prevent dangerous and costly spills of a radioactive ingredient used to treat Cancer.
Heavy Duty Bag Gripper Case StudyHeavy Duty Bag Gripper Case Study
The ARI Heavy Duty Bag Gripper (HDBG) is robust enough to last in the harshest of environments.
High Temperature Tool ChangerHigh Temp Tool Changer
ARI’s tool changer that can stand up to 1600 degrees F.
Listowel Case StudyListowel Technology
ARI’s tool changer and tool stand accommodating  very small spaces.
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ARI heavy duty and sturdy grippers hold up to hard, continuous work, saving a plant $180,000 a year.
Auto PlantSignificant improvements at Automotive Stamping Plant
ARI decreases feed bar rail nuisance faults by 95% with new module.
Solar Panel Case StudySmart Gripper 3.0 Solar Panels
ARI’s SmartGripper’s variable touch can handle large glass bowls at high speeds without breaking them.