Building big in Lafayette Indiana

Nov 11, 2013

Like many members of the Rust Belt, Indiana communities have had manufacturing come and go The help of robotic automation has enabled companies in Lafayette, Indiana to remain competitive and consistently produce high quality products. Industrial robots increase the quality of a welding job and provide better accuracy.


Like many mem­bers of the Rust Belt, Indi­ana com­mu­ni­ties have had man­u­fac­tur­ing come and go over the years. The same could be said for Lafayette, Indi­ana. These com­pa­nies are keep­ing a foothold due to high qual­i­ty prod­ucts, many build with the help of robot­ic automa­tion.

Things are built big in Lafayette, espe­cial­ly at the Wabash Nation­al Cor­po­ra­tion. Wabash builds trail­ers for semis and rail­way cars for trains, along with sev­er­al oth­er prod­ucts. These larg­er prod­ucts need major weld­ing and fab­ri­ca­tion time. When com­pa­nies run up against heavy or large object weld­ing, robot­ics can play a key role in mak­ing sure the prod­ucts are fin­ished quick­ly and accu­rate­ly. A robot weld­ing sys­tem can per­form the weld­ing job of four man­u­al welders, with more accu­ra­cy and less time. These robots can only increase the qual­i­ty of these trail­ers and oth­er structures.

Anoth­er large prod­uct man­u­fac­tur­er in Indi­ana, Cater­pil­lar, which is based in Lafayette, pro­duces sev­er­al large machin­ery prod­ucts like artic­u­lat­ed trucks, asphalt pavers, back­hoe load­ers, etc. Many of these prod­ucts are used in the con­struc­tion, trans­porta­tion and agri­cul­tur­al indus­tries. Once again, when it comes to man­u­fac­tur­ing this kind of equip­ment, robots can be help­ful. Robot mate­r­i­al han­dlers can put togeth­er small­er inter­nal com­po­nents with finesse, while cut­ting robots can cut out the nec­es­sary parts to fab­ri­cate the machine, as well as using the robot­ic welder for stronger welds. All in all, com­pa­nies that fab­ri­cate bring machin­ery, like Catepil­lar, could use robots to improve their productivity.

Where can the hard­work­ing man­u­fac­tur­ers of Lafayette, IN turn for their robot sys­tem and parts needs? Robots​.com, of course!

Robots​.com, a cer­ti­fied inte­gra­tor of ABB, Fanuc, Motoman, Uni­ver­sal Robots, and KUKA robot­ics, is based in Mar­i­on, Ohio. Our team of high­ly-skilled tech­ni­cians and engi­neers can help you lay­out, design and build your per­fect robot­ic automa­tion system.

For more infor­ma­tion on automat­ing with Robots​.com, con­tact us online or call us today at 8777626881.

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