Automating Furniture Production

Mar 21, 2013

For your furniture production needs, automated industrial robots will bring huge benefits and innovative, creative solutions. Industrial robots are able to do jobs of all sizes, making them the perfect option for integration onto your furniture production line.


While many may think of the auto­mo­tive or elec­tron­ics indus­try when they think about robot­ic automa­tion, an indus­try that would­n’t imme­di­ate­ly come to mind — fur­ni­ture pro­duc­tion — is start­ing to auto­mat­ed process­es in fac­to­ries across the world. The use of auto­mat­ed robot­ics in the fur­ni­ture indus­try is rel­a­tive­ly small when com­pared to oth­er indus­tries, but the oppor­tu­ni­ties are compelling. 

Auto­mat­ed robots are used for fur­ni­ture pro­duc­tion appli­ca­tions includ­ing mate­r­i­al han­dling and weld­ing. MIG, spot, and arc weld­ing, can be used, depend­ing on the vari­ety of fur­ni­ture and the type of met­al need­ed for the fur­ni­ture con­struc­tion. Auto­mat­ed robot­ic sys­tems are used to weld desk and chair com­bi­na­tions for schools, as well as table and chair units for McDon­ald’s and oth­er fast food restau­rants. Resis­tance weld­ing is uti­lized when con­struct­ing items like fil­ing cab­i­nets that require thin sheet metal.

Robot­ic automa­tion is also inch­ing its way into the wood­work­ing indus­try. The pre­ci­sion that is found by automat­ing tasks like saw­ing lum­ber adds to the qual­i­ty of the prod­uct by cre­at­ing uni­form pieces of wood. 

There have been saw­ing and milling machines fac­to­ries for years, but human work­ers are also exposed to chem­i­cals, saw­dust and oth­er haz­ardous mate­ri­als while work­ing around these machines. By automat­ing the saw­ing, milling, drilling, grind­ing, and han­dling of wood for fur­ni­ture pro­duc­tion, com­pa­nies can improve the safe­ty stan­dards for their workers. 

Auto­mat­ed robot arms are also not restrict­ed and can adapt to dif­fer­ent appli­ca­tions, pieces and projects. Their accu­ra­cy and repeata­bil­i­ty can work quick­ly, even with high-pre­ci­sion tasks. 

Are you look­ing to auto­mate your fur­ni­ture pro­duc­tion line? Do you want to know what a Motoman, ABB, Uni­ver­sal Robots, KUKA, or Fanuc auto­mat­ed robot­ic arm or work­cell could enhance your pro­duc­tiv­i­ty? If so, con­tact our sales depart­ment today at 8777626881.

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