Continuing tradition in Warren, Michigan

Nov 4, 2013

The automotive industry uses automation to help improve the productivity and efficiency of their production lines. In Warren, Michigan industrial robots are helping to cut fiberglass, metal, and glass pieces for roof systems. Giving this type of work to robots also increases the health of workers by removing them from these hazardous substances.


Michi­gan used to be the car man­u­fac­tur­ing state. The Big Three” U.S. car man­u­fac­tur­ers – Gen­er­al Motors, Chrysler and Ford – had strong footholds in Michi­gan com­mu­ni­ties until the bank­rupt­cies began around a decade ago. Even with a weak­ened econ­o­my and many of the large man­u­fac­tur­ing com­pa­nies gone from the area, there is still a rich tra­di­tion of auto­mo­tive man­u­fac­tur­ing still going strong in Michi­gan. War­ren, Michi­gan has sev­er­al man­u­fac­tur­ers, includ­ing met­al part stamp­ing and roof­ing systems.

Robot­ic automa­tion can improve pro­duc­tiv­i­ty for any area of the auto­mo­tive indus­try. Inal­fa Roof Sys­tems Group in War­ren, MI, man­u­fac­tures sun shades, roof sys­tems and truck hatch­es for sev­er­al auto­mo­tive com­pa­nies. Cut­ting robots can be help­ful in this type of indus­try. Robots can cut the fiber­glass, met­al and glass pieces need­ed for the roof sys­tems more effi­cient­ly and accu­rate­ly than oth­er process­es. Robot­ic automa­tion can also improve the health of work­ers by remov­ing them from an envi­ron­ment that can be haz­ardous because of the par­ti­cles released dur­ing the cut­ting process.

Anoth­er com­pa­ny in War­ren, Wico Met­al Prod­ucts, pro­duces gen­er­al and extru­sion stamp­ing prod­ucts for auto­mo­biles. From alu­minum heat shields to wheel wells and roof rails, com­pa­nies like Wico can also use robots dur­ing pro­duc­tion. Robot­ic automa­tion can be used to trans­fer parts from one stamp­ing machine to anoth­er, load and unload parts, as well as pack­ag­ing, assem­bling and pal­letiz­ing stamped parts to improve the qual­i­ty of products.

Where can War­ren com­pa­nies go when they need robot­ic sys­tems and parts for their pro­duc­tion? Robots​.com, of course! Robots​.com is a cer­ti­fied inte­gra­tor of Fanuc, Motoman, KUKA, Uni­ver­sal Robots, and ABB robot­ics. These part­ner­ships allow Robots​.com access to hun­dreds of robot mod­els to pro­vide cus­tomers with the best parts and sys­tems for their needs.

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