Gibson Engineering combines our extensive experience in robotics and our state of the art robotics lab to help provide you the confidence to move projects forward. Our team of application engineers is available to provide you real data to determine the feasibility of robotic applications. We will perform physical proof of concept testing in our lab with your parts or run the software simulations to help you understand capability and challenges with part handling, locating, and cycle times specific to your application. Contact us today to get started or learn more about how we can help you be more productive.

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Robotic Application Evaluation Process

Gibson Engineering can test the feasibility and functionality of your next robot application to get projects running quickly, safely, & efficiently. Our team of experienced professionals can identify ways your automation project can be made more productive or cost-efficient through extensive lab testing and industry experience while minimizing risk.

Gibson Engineering uses a simple, efficient system for an effective robotic application evaluation every time, applying four steps to assess everything from your end-of-arm tooling (EOAT) requirements to ways of presenting, orientating, or feeding parts/materials.

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1. Define Requirements

The first step is to define the requirements of your robotic system. Determining what your robot needs to accomplish in your automation application allows the Gibson Engineering robot lab to make more discerning & accurate recommendations for a potential solution.

  • Cycle time requirements: Consider the amount of work/travel your robot needs to complete in one cycle and determine how much time it needs.
  • Payload: Identify the intended function of your robot and what parts/material are being moved.
  • Available working area: Determine the dimensions of the working space for your industrial robotic arm.
  • Environment and safety concerns: Evaluate all environmental and safety concerns to ensure a secure and reliable robotic operation.

2. Send Us Parts

The next step in a robot feasibility study is to send the Gibson Engineering team any sample parts from your application, both good and bad parts in all sizes, to make evaluations as "real world" as possible.

You should also submit any required fixtures or tooling, as well as pictures or videos of how the process works. These things are crucial for a successful evaluation, as they allow our team to recreate the application requirements accurately and get a thorough understanding of the process.

3. Proof of Concept

This step reinforces the functionality and abilities of your robot. Gibson Engineering will determine the end-of-arm tooling needs and robot specifications. We will also include a functional analysis of the robot, complete with the cycle time and performance tests.

Additionally, Gibson Engineering will provide feedback on vision and parts feeding feasibility.

4. Review the Results

In the last stage, once requirements & samples have been gathered, the application can be physically set up & tested in the Gibson Engineering robot lab. Our team of engineers will get back to you with detailed notes and suggestions on what robot, gripper, part feeding system etc is optimal for your application.

This step will include several key components, including:

  • Video of testing
  • In-person or online review of results
  • Application feedback & recommendations
  • Proposed solution and pricing

Robot Training Through Gibson

Learn more about our classroom-based training on Robotic Products:

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Mitsubishi Robot Training
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MiR Basic 1 Day Training
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Lean More Today From Gibson Engineering

Gibson Engineering is a top-tier solutions provider for leading manufacturers of industrial automation products. We offer custom solutions to optimize your company's operations, saving you time and money through more efficient and cost-effective processes. Our highly skilled and experienced engineers can deliver solutions to numerous industries in machine control, machine safeguarding, motion control, pneumatics, robotics, machine framing, sensors and more.

For more than six decades, we've committed ourselves to going the extra mile to help our clients succeed. Our mission is to expand your company by increasing your productivity, profitability and competitiveness.

Get in touch with one of our experts online to learn more or request a quote today to get started.

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Meet Our Specialists

Bryon Sol - PLC Programming, Machine Vision, and Motion control

Bryon Sol holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Western University (Formerly University of Western Ontario, Canada) and a Degree in Controls Engineering from Fanshawe College. He has worked at Gibson Engineering since 2012 and previously has worked as the primary Vision and Controls Engineer for Interplex Engineered Products for 8 years and as an Engineering Technologist for 3 years prior to that. Currently, he is working as a Senior Applications Engineer at Gibson with his focus being training and technical support. In his free time, Bryon enjoys playing guitar, golf, and traveling with his family.
Joined Gibson: 2012

Dave Miller - Automation, Vision, Robotics, HMI's

Prior to becoming a senior application engineer at Gibson, Dave Miller worked at Spire Solar, Virtek Vision, and deHaart Inc., where he developed a passion for automation. He holds a degree from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell in Management Information Systems. Dave grew up loving to play sports and passionately follows all the Boston sports, Go Bruins! When he is not programming robots on his weekends, he enjoys playing golf, billiards and spending time with friends.
Joined Gibson: 2013

Batu Sipka - Robotics & Machine Vision

Batu Sipka grew up in Istanbul, Turkey and came to Massachusetts to attend Worcester Polytechnic Institute where he graduated with a double major in both Robotics Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering. While working through his college education Batu was awarded in various hackathon competitions hosted at both WPI and MIT. He is also an AIA Advanced Level Certified Vision Professional. When he’s not solving machine vision or robotic challenges at Gibson, Batu can be found playing recreational team sports, rock climbing, focusing on his photography, baking, and cooking for his friends. Batu also holds the esteemed position of Gibson Engineering’s team building cheerleader.
Joined Gibson: 2017