MOVE YOUR COMPONENTS FROM A TO B
Several considerations must be factored into account during the creation of a factory automation assembly, including the number of stations, the fragility of the components, and the space within the factory. We base our automation solutions off your factory floor plan and product requirements to create systems that can safely and efficiently move product through your space.
Conveyors are some of the oldest and most reliable methods for moving parts through a manufacturing production line. Our conveyors systems come in a range of sizes with advantages and disadvantages based on application. We can help you find the right solution.
Conveyor systems include:
- Chain Driven & non powered roller conveyor
- Tabletop Chain
- Bosch Rexroth, Flexlink & others.
- Twin Strand
- ITE, Mencom, & others
- Flat Belt
- Dorner, MK & Others
- Clean Room
Although a hard automation, dial and carousel machines provide a robust and long-lasting solution for quickly moving components from one location to another. We can retool these machines for more flexible applications, or repurpose them for a new application within your factory.
Dial machine solutions include:
- Fixed Index
- Servo Controlled
- Continuous Motion
As robotic solutions grow increasingly sophisticated, our automation capabilities grow with them. We have created automated robotic solutions that are as simple as a two-axis pick and place robot, to as complex as those with six-axis motion control sensors and vision-guided high-efficiency packing machines.
Our robotics solutions include:
- Articulated (6-axis)
- Mobile Robots
Mobile robots are a special territory of robotics solutions. They have an advantage in many factory situations in that they can freely navigate a factory floor without prior programming, avoiding people and objects as they go. As a new but highly adaptable technology, they are expanding robotics applications within the factory automation industry.
HITCH FEED & WALKNG BEAM
Whereas conveyor belt and even mobile robot solutions require loading parts onto a pallet or some other surface for transportation, which must then be returned to the start of the production line, hitch feeds and walking beams can move product through a manufacturing process without the need of an additional loading platform.
We sometimes encounter manufacturing needs that are not suited for automation, such as very low volume processes. For these, we use our expertise create safe and ergonomic fixtures that can be used manually or automatically to produce the same time-quality results as our automatic assemblies.
Fixture designs include:
- Manual Assembly Fixtures
- Test Fixtures
- Automatic Assembly Fixtures
- Multiple model fixtures
- Welding fixtures
Operator workstations remain a central component of many factory automations, whether their role is to oversee production or move the process forward. We design high-quality ergonomic workstations for operators that are designed to optimize comfort, safety, and productivity.
Workstations we provide include:
- Manual Workstation – offline
- Manual Workstation – online
- Standard Platform/Quick Change Fixtures
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