Good old manufacturing in Vista, California

Nov 11, 2013

Companies such as Watkins Manufacturing Company, located in Vista, California, uses robots on their production line to help build portable hot tubs. The robotics process helps to remove human workers while also increasing the up-time.


Vista, Cal­i­for­nia is a town encased with­in the greater San Diego Met­ro­pol­i­tan Area. The city is known for its great schools and jobs, and was actu­al­ly named the sev­enth best place for fam­i­ly life in 2008. And while Vista does have a pletho­ra of jobs in the edu­ca­tion indus­try, it also has a hearty man­u­fac­tur­ing indus­try as well. Man­u­fac­tur­ing is actu­al­ly the fourth largest employ­er in the area.

So what do they man­u­fac­ture in Vista, CA? Well, there are com­pa­nies like the Watkins Man­u­fac­tur­ing Com­pa­ny, which builds portable hot tubs. Com­pa­nies that build fiber­glass and plas­tic items like hot tubs could make even bet­ter prod­ucts by incor­po­rat­ing robot­ics into their pro­duc­tion. With robots to cut fiber­glass pieces for hot tubs, man­u­fac­tur­ers are rais­ing the health lev­el in their shops. By choos­ing robot­ics for this process, human work­ers are moved away from pos­si­bly harm­ful envi­ron­ments where fiber­glass par­ti­cles are released into the air dur­ing the cut­ting process. These par­ti­cles can lead to res­pi­ra­to­ry infec­tions, which can cause more down­time for man­u­fac­tur­ers who con­tin­ue to choose man­u­al fiber­glass cut­ting applications.

Anoth­er man­u­fac­tur­er in Vista, Cal­i­for­nia is J‑Mark Man­u­fac­tur­ing. J‑Mark is a sheet met­al fab­ri­ca­tion man­u­fac­tur­er, but also offers ser­vices like weld­ing, machin­ing, assem­bly and fin­ish­ing. All of these appli­ca­tions can be improved through robot­ics. Robots weld faster, machine more accu­rate­ly, assem­ble more effi­cient­ly and fin­ish more even­ly than any man­u­al appli­ca­tion ever could. The speed at which these robots can work is unable to be matched by human coun­ter­parts. By switch­ing to robot­ic automa­tion for these process­es, man­u­fac­tur­ers are choos­ing to save time and mon­ey on pro­duc­tion, while improv­ing the amount of prod­uct going into the mar­ket­place and the com­pa­ny profits.

Where should Vista, Cal­i­for­nia man­u­fac­tur­ers turn if they are look­ing for robot parts or sys­tems? They should look east to Robots​.com in Mar­i­on, Ohio. Robots​.com pro­vides solu­tions from ABB, Motoman, KUKA, Uni­ver­sal Robots, and Fanuc robot­ics. Because of those partern­ships, we are able to pro­vide our cus­tomers with sev­er­al hun­dred robot mod­els and parts to fit all of their appli­ca­tion and bud­getary needs.

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