The only other option for specialized machinery besides custom machines are retrofitting existing machines; machines can be changed and adjusted to become more cost effective or to perform new operations. By its very definition, there are no typical custom machines. However, certain machines are customized with more frequency than others such as lathes, mills, hydraulic presses, shears, press brakes, MIG or TIG welders, drill presses, band saws, magnetic drills and other machines. Read More…
JR AutomationHolland, MI | 833-800-7630
JR Automation has extensive experience in a range of assembly solutions, from stand-alone operator-assisted stations to larger, fully automated assembly lines. We specialize in integrating assembly, welding, and material handling automation systems into your production process. Our solutions include feeding systems, riveting and screwdriving, palletizing and depalletizing, pick-and-place solutions, and more. Contact us to learn more!$$$
Dixon Automatic Tool, Inc.Rockford, IL | 888-375-3000
A recognized leader in automated assembly products. Stay competitive with Dixon's robotic screwdrivers, auto-fed screw & nut drivers, auto-fed part placers, parts feeding systems & assembly cells, including robotic assembly & vision. Every Dixon product is manufactured to assure accuracy & dependability for repetitive assembly. Dixon supports Machine Integrators with assembly products & stations. Contact us today and we will help you find the best product for your application!$$$
EckhartWarren, 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.$$$
Advent Design CorporationBristol, PA | 215-781-0500
Advent design has been in business for over 35 years providing custom automation solutions, engineering, integration solutions and machine safety services. Contact us today to discuss your project needs and see how we can help you achieve your goals.$$$
EriezErie, PA | 814-835-6000
We have an extensive selection of products to pick from and we are confident we can find the perfect solution for your application. Our world-class items are proven for reliability and longevity. You can count on us to supply you with the best.$$$
Del-Tron Precision, Inc.Bethel, CT | 203-778-2727
Del-Tron Precision is your one-stop shop for ball & crossed roller slides, multi-axis positioning and motor-ready lead screw stages, air actuators, recirculating slide guides and crossed roller rail sets. Custom linear slides are available.$$$
ATI Industrial Automation, Inc.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.$$$
VAC-U-MAXBelleville, NJ | 800-822-8629
If you are looking for quality assembly machinery, you’ve come to the right place! We have years of manufacturing experience in pneumatic, vacuum, and conveying. Our goal is to provide the perfect solution to your automated equipment needs. We provide our products for companies around the world to ensure that your needs are met 100 percent of the time. Contact us today for details!$$$
Such items may be customized in terms of power source, capacity, operating speed, blade size, bit diameter, length, width and height, among other variables. Custom machinery can be used by any industrial company and for many reasons such as robotics integration or automation systems that are used in the aerospace, agriculture, automotive, computer, electrical, electronics, fiber optics, food and beverage, jewelry, medical and medical device, plumbing, semiconductor, textile and telecommunications as well as general industry processes that require a specialized machine.
Custom machinery begins with the tooling design. Engineers and design specialists consult with the client to determine their full requirements. It is important that the manufacturer understand what exactly the client wants or else they will produce a custom piece that no one wants or uses. The engineer or specialist may work with the client to find a solution or they may use the client's ideas as they are presented. Engineering and design departments then produce plans and specifications for the machine.
These are often very detailed because of the many parts that are made from modified existing parts or that must be manufactured from scratch. The machine is then manufactured and any necessary machining or finishing processes are performed. When ready, the machine is assembled and tested. Some custom machinery may add a palletizer or conveyor system for continuous inline motion along a non-standard path.
Other changes may include upgrading the machine to a high speed system that can operate at speeds ranging from two hundred to one thousand parts per minute. Factory or manufacturing automation systems are primarily custom designed because it is a cost effective way to create parts, it is labor-saving and easy and it results in consistent production.