Marine Equipment in Wellsburg, WV

Dec 2, 2013

Wellsburg, West Virginia is home to a company that produces marine equipment with the help of industrial robots. The molding and cutting of fiberglass materials can be performed with ease and precision by industrial robots. Robots also help to increase the safety of the work environment as they remove human workers from exposure to the harmful particles in the air.


While much of West Vir­ginia is made up of min­ing oper­a­tions, the north­ern region of the state does have a rich his­to­ry in man­u­fac­tur­ing as the south­ern part of the Rust Belt. In the last 50 years, the region has lost more than 50 per­cent of its man­u­fac­tur­ing oper­a­tions. Some areas in West Vir­ginia were only left with 15 of their orig­i­nal man­u­fac­tur­ing jobs. Towns like Wells­burg, WV, were left with only a few man­u­fac­tur­ing options for those in that field.

One of the man­u­fac­tur­ers still alive and well in Wells­burg, West Vir­ginia, is Mer­co Marine, a com­pa­ny that spe­cial­izes in the man­u­fac­tur­ing, dis­tri­b­u­tion and sup­ply­ing of boat dock com­po­nents and acces­sories. Like many oth­er man­u­fac­tur­ing com­pa­nies that make marine prod­ucts, Mer­co can improve their pro­duc­tion line process­es with the help of inte­grat­ed robot­ic automation.

Part of the pro­duc­tion of float­ing boat deck prod­ucts is the mold­ing and cut­ting of fiber­glass mate­ri­als. Robots can per­form these process­es with ease. Robots can tend fiber­glass mold­ing machines, load­ing and unload­ing prod­ucts, as well as cut­ting dif­fer­ent designs or pat­terns into the fiber­glass work pieces. Robots also raise the safe­ty lev­el in a shop by keep­ing work­ers away from the fiber­glass cut­ting process, which can release fiber­glass par­ti­cles into the air. These par­ti­cles can be harm­ful to the skin, eyes and res­pi­ra­to­ry sys­tem. Robot­ic fiber­glass cut­ting appli­ca­tions improve the over­all pro­duc­tiv­i­ty of the shop, which decrease down­time and save man­u­fac­tur­ers time and money.

When com­pa­nies in Wells­burg, WV want to pur­chase new and refur­bished robot­ic sys­tems for their appli­ca­tions, they need to call Robots​.com in Mar­i­on, Ohio. Robots​.com pro­vides solu­tions from sev­er­al dif­fer­ent top robot­ics com­pa­nies, includ­ing ABB, Fanuc, Motoman, and KUKA. With the assis­tance of Robots​.com high­ly qual­i­fied staff, man­u­fac­tur­ers can find the per­fect sys­tem for their facility.

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