ICE ROBOTICS SYSTEMS
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Capabilities

INDUSTRIES SERVED

ICE's team has worked with many companies and our capabilities spread over a multitude of industries, but when considering prior experience as a selection criteria, it may be natural only to select companies who have worked in your particular industry. However, ICE ROBOTICS SYSTEMS is capable of translating our experience from related fields and oftentimes is able to bring new ideas to the project that could lead to a superior solution. By using our broad experience as the foundation to solve new challenges, we are continuously expanding into new markets.

We have served the following industries:

  • Defense
  • Small Arms
  • Aerospace
  • Technology
  • Electrical and Electronics
  • Marine
  • Industrial Products
  • Military
  • Power and Energy Systems
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Life-Sciences
  • Dental
  • Bio-Medical
  • Medical
  • Health Care
  • Lab Automation
  • Cosmetics
  • Food and Beverage
  • Automotive
  • Oil and Gas
  • Metal Products and Processing
  • Paper/Pulp
  • Plastics/Molding
  • Packaging
  • Lumber
  • General Industry
  • Manufacturing
  • Energy and Alternative Energy
  • Floristry
  • Education
  • Consumer Goods
  • Home Appliances
  • 3D Printing
  • Agriculture
  • Semiconductor
  • Telecommunications

STANDARDS & CERTIFICATIONS

ICE ROBOTICS strives to use the latest and most relevant standards and certifications to ensure delivering a quality and safety compliance system for our customers. Here are a few of the most relevant standards:

• ANSI/RIA R15.06-2012 American National Standard for Industrial Robots and Robot Systems- Safety Requirements (revision of ANSI/RIA
  R15.06-1999)
• ANSI/RIA/ISO 10218-1-2007 Robots for Industrial Environment - Safety Requirements Part 1 - Robot
• ANSI B11.0 Safety of Machinery – General Requirements and Risk Assessment.
• ANSI B11.TR3 Risk assessment and Risk Reduction
• ANSI B11.19 Safeguarding Performance Criteria
• OSHA 29 CFR 1910 sub part O, machinery and machine guarding safety
• OSHA 29 CFR 1910.212 General requirements for all machines
• OSHA 29 CFR 1910.147 Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout)
• IEC 61508-Generic Safety Standard
• IEC 62061-FS, Applications Specific Standard (SIL)
• IEC 61511-Process Safety Standard
• NFPA 79-2012, Electrical Standard for Industrial Machinery
• ISO 13849-1, FS, Applications Specific Standard (PL), H-P
• ISO 13849-2, FS, Validation
• ISO 12100, FS, Risk Assessments.
• CSA Z434 (R2014): Safety requirements for robots and robot systems
• CE MARKING (self certification only)
• ISPE GAMP (Good Automated Manufacturing Practice) 5: A Risk-Based Approach to Compliant GxP Computerized Systems.
• ASTM E2500-13 Standard guide for specification, Design, and Verification of Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Systems and
  Equipment.
• FDA 21 CFR PART 11 Electronic Records; Electronic Signatures, support.
• ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems. (Coming soon)


R&D  AND PROCESS DEVELOPMENT

R&D and Process Development has become a basic service that has been requested by our customers.

Usually, a customer knows what to automate and how they want to automate it, but certain companies and laboratories,  and typically contract manufactures that receive a contract to produce a new line for their clients will contact us to assist them in developing a solution to meet their specific needs. Especially when they are expanding into new markets or have never worked with a certain product, material, or process before.

Using the latest 3D modeling software which we update yearly or when a new revision is available and using advanced simulation programs to prove time, space, process, output and quality requirements are all meet before any fabrication begins is a critical step in the process development.

PROTOTYPES AND PROOF OF CONCEPT

ICE provides prototypes and proof of concepts to accelerate our process development, mitigate risks, and avoid as many surprises as possible in the development of our equipment.

ICE  ROBOTICS has full access to Fanuc laboratories and robots across the U.S.A.
If necessary, to prove that the system works as required by the customer.

INTEGRATION

ICE ROBOTICS SYSTEMS has experience integrating robots from the smallest Delta/spyder robots, that lifts a few grams to the larger Fanuc articulate arm robots, that lifts hundreds of pounds. We are capable of integrating all ancillary systems to include, but not limited to:

•  Feeders/Parts dispensing (Bowl feeders, Flex feeders, custom magazine feeders, etc.)
• Conveyors, linear and rotary Indexers and other positioning equipment, etc.
• Testing systems (Torque testers, leak testers, etc.).
• Inspection systems (vision, etc.)
• Automatic assembly tools (Automatic screwdrivers, nut runners, ultrasonic welders, presses, etc)
• Drives, AC and DC, servo and stepper motors, actuators, etc.
• Processing equipment (CNC, injection molding machines, Sheet metal benders, stamping machines, etc.)
• Safety: Fencing, LOTO (Lock Out Tag Out) , Light curtains, Gate/Door Interlock Switches, Lasers/Area Scanners, Safety Mats, Emergency Stop
  and Stop Control, Safety Relay,  Status Indicators/Stack Tower Lights, Safety  Software (FANUC -Dual Check Safety),  etc.


CUSTOM END OF ARM TOOLING(EOAT)

Our End of Arm tooling designs are from simple to complex, these designs include, but not limited to:

• Hard and Soft Grippers
• Magnetic
• Universal
• Fixed
• Vacuum
• Hybrid
• Multi-End Effectors Devices
  for Multiple Parts
• Tool Changers
• Mounts and Brackets
• Compliance Devices


CUSTOM BASES, FRAMES, PEDESTALS AND ENVIRONMENTS

We design and build custom bases, frames, pedestals and environments, needed to support the robots and all ancillary equipment while meeting safety standards and other special needs for the application, whether it is a simple pedestal for a robot to a complex controlled environment, these systems include, but not limited to:

• Quality T-Slot Aluminum
• Steel, Stainless Steel and Aluminum
• Welding Shields
• Laser Welding Glass
• Special Shielding Glass
• Customized Tool Stands
• Servo and Auto Doors
• Lighting, for vision applications
• Ventilation, Fume Hoods, Dust, Mist Collection
• Controlled Environment




INSTALLATION

A critical aspect of the project is having the ability to seamlessly install our systems into your facility with as little disturbance on production as possible, to that end, we provide 24  hour/365 days  (daylight, night and holidays) Installation if requested.

ICE  provides the following installation services if needed to follow GAMP 5, FDA and Health Canada guidance:

• IQ  (Installation Qualification)
• OQ  (Operational Qualification)
• PQ  (Performance Qualification)
•  SAT (Site Acceptance Test)


AFTER PROJECT/ ONGOING SUPPORT

While having the ability to design and integrate complicated systems is very important for any good integrator, few tend to stick around after the final funds have been paid, but there are times when the warranty needs to be exercised or lifecycle support is needed.

ICE is there as needed, increasing your overall OEE and reducing your investment on technical personnel  by assisting with the following:

• Onsite Support
• Remote Support
• Remote Monitoring
• Documentation and Emergency Information Support


This is just one of many different approaches that ICE takes to distinguish ourselves from the rest.