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Automation systems are used in plants and factories to create parts and assemble them into products, sometimes starting with raw or basic materials. There is no standard setup or arrangement for the production equipment or assembly machinery because of the many uses and applications that automation systems have. Because they are automated, these systems do not require much human control, though operators remain in the area to ensure that the system is running smoothly. Read More…

Automation Systems Automation systems consist of equipment that is capable of assembling products using automated machinery that operates fairly independently of human control and operation. These systems are able to perform a wide range of processes and machining tasks including cutting, welding, riveting, screw driving, soldering, turning, drilling, injected metal, seal installation, brazing and more.
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Rockford, IL  |  888-375-3000

A recognized leader in automated assembly products. Stay competitive with Dixon's robotic screwdrivers, auto-fed screw & nut drivers, auto-fed part placers, parts feeding systems & assembly cells, including robotic assembly & vision. Every Dixon product is manufactured to assure accuracy & dependability for repetitive assembly. Dixon supports Machine Integrators with assembly products & stations. Contact us today and we will help you find the best product for your application!

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Tempe, AZ  |  877-410-3265

IPE Aerospace can provide complete turn-key, custom-fit, factory-finish custom equipment solutions to help you create the best possible product. Our multidisciplined engineering team (mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic) is ready to work with you to design and build equipment to solve your most challenging production issues. Contact us today and let IPE's experienced engineers work with you to develop the perfect solution for your application.

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IPE Aerospace $$$

Erie, PA  |  800-345-4946

ERIEZ is a global manufacturer of an entire range of high-quality automation equipment, including vibratory feeders, conveyors, vibrating screens and many other products.

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Eriez $$$

Warren, MI  |  517-512-4233

Eckhart designs, builds, and sustains assembly lines for the largest operations in the world. Solutions include lift assists, torque systems, conveyance, AGVs, robotics, collaborative robotics, 3D printed tooling, poka-yokes, sub-assembly stations, and error proofing vision systems.

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Eckhart $$$

Bethel, CT  |  203-778-2727

Del-Tron Precision is your one-stop shop for ball & crossed roller slides, multi-axis positioning and motor-ready lead screw stages, air actuators, recirculating slide guides and crossed roller rail sets. Custom linear slides are available.

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Del-Tron Precision, Inc. $$$

Waukegan, IL  |  847-680-2266

Saliba Industries, Inc. has grown from a small workshop, into a shop that builds turnkey automated assembly and testing equipment. we build test and production equipment for industries such as medical, automotive, electrical hardware, and more. Our customers come back to us because of our quality products, on-time delivery, and our competitive pricing.

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Saliba Industries $$$

Reading, PA  |  800-720-0867

Specialty Design & Manufacturing (SDM) is a leader in the design, manufacturing and integration of automated special machines and automation systems for industry. Expertly designing and building special machines to automate fabrication and assembly operations since 1967, SDM can automate a single operation or an entire production process also offering contract manufacturing, CNC and EDM machining.

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Specialty Design & Manufacturing $$$

Apex, NC  |  919-772-0115

ATI is a recognized leader in Automated Assembly Products and Services. To stay competitive, take advantage of our products such as Auto-fed Part Placers, Pick & Place Mechanisms, Placer/Presses, and Feed Systems.

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ATI Industrial Automation, Inc. $$$

Belleville, NJ  |  800-822-8629

Vac-U-Max is a premier manufacturer of material handling products with experience dating back to 1954. Vac-U-Max carries belt conveyors, gravity conveyors, roller conveyors and vertical conveyors.

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Automated assembly systems can also be designed to mark or package the product directly from the automation equipment. Some manufacturing companies use large automated assembly processes with heavy robotic equipment to put together large products, such as automobiles. Medical research facilities and food and beverage processing plants often use automation systems when human contact with the product would be dangerous or could contaminate the product.

Automation systems are used in many manufacturing facilities and are used by the aerospace, agriculture, automotive, computer, electrical, electronics, fiber optics, food and beverage, furnace and heat treat, general industry, medical, plumbing, microelectronics or semiconductor and telecommunications industries.

Automation systems are composed of many individual pieces of equipment. Some systems start with machining and trim, bend and fasten a piece of metal, for instance, before sending it to receive a coat of paint from a spray booth that is then cured in an oven before being assembled with other pieces into the final product.

Other systems may work with batches of plastic, heating the material until pliable then using a die stamp or injection mold to create a shape that is then trimmed, hardened and smoothed. Still other automation systems use thin sheets of aluminum to form cans that are labeled, filled, sealed and packaged. Certain configurations are frequently used because of their efficiency and ease of use.

Carousel systems, continuous motion conveyors, inline indexing, multi-station, rotary, synchronized and walking beam transfer systems are a few of the many arrangements of equipment. Other items that are used in an automated system include lifts, pick-and-place arms, marking equipment, vision systems, pallet transfer systems, high speed assembly machines, testing equipment, bulk handling equipment, cleanroom applications and more. These systems can be bought at the same time or they can be added to as the need grows.

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