Arkansas – diversity in manufacturing

Nov 11, 2013

From desks to chairs, industrial robots are finding their way into the manufacturing world across the globe, as seen in Arkansas. A company called Virco Manufacturing has found that using industrial robots is saving them money and time.


The man­u­fac­tur­ing indus­try in Arkansas is a diver­si­ty of dif­fer­ent prod­ucts and ser­vices. From spe­cial­ty machin­ery to elec­tron­ics to fur­ni­ture and even steel wire, man­u­fac­tur­ing in Arkansas is a smörgås­bord for inte­grat­ed robot­ic automa­tion. There is some way for robot­ics to help and bet­ter enable all man­u­fac­tur­ers in Arkansas to improve their production.

Every­one needs a place to sit, right? From chairs in the dentist’s office to that desk-chair hybrid in your child’s class­room to the desk chair you may be sit­ting in right now, every chair has to be man­u­fac­tured some­where – and some of them are made in Arkansas at a com­pa­ny called Vir­co Man­u­fac­tur­ing. And, how could robot­ics help Vir­co and its fur­ni­ture mak­ing process­es? That’s sim­ple – assem­bly and weld­ing. Met­al chair frames have to be weld­ed, and one robot­ic sys­tem can weld as fast as four man­u­al welders, and some­times faster, sav­ing the com­pa­ny time and mon­ey. The com­pa­ny can also save mon­ey by hav­ing robots to assem­ble the chairs and shoot screws in a more pro­fi­cient manner.

But, fur­ni­ture isn’t the only thing they make in the Arkansas man­u­fac­tur­ing indus­try. They also pro­duce tool­ing and man­u­fac­tur­ing prod­ucts for oth­er indus­tries, like Craft Man­u­fac­tur­ing and Tool­ing, which makes aero­space man­u­fac­tur­ing prod­ucts. Robots can lend a hand to this com­pa­ny as well. Whether they are mak­ing medi­um-sized CNC machines or fab­ri­cat­ing met­al parts, robots can once again help with assem­bly and weld­ing, along with mate­r­i­al han­dling,and pack­ag­ing. All in all, robots can help in almost any field of man­u­fac­tur­ing in some way or another.

Man­u­fac­tur­ers that choose to inte­grate their facil­i­ties with robot­ic automa­tion can get help from Robots​.com. Robots​.com, a cer­ti­fied inte­gra­tor for ABB, KUKA, Fanuc, Uni­ver­sal Robots, and Motoman robot­ics, has sev­er­al hun­dred robot sys­tems and parts avail­able to meet all of your robot­ic needs.

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