Metal Forming for Transportation and Defense in Lima, OH

Oct 28, 2013

Companies in Lima, Ohio such as General Dynamics and American Trim are realizing the benefits from integrating robotic technology onto their production lines. The industrial robots are creating a more productive environment and providing a consistent, high quality product.


While peo­ple may not con­sid­er Lima, Ohio a town with boom­ing indus­try, there are some man­u­fac­tur­ing com­pa­nies in the city that are sup­ply­ing much need­ed jobs and ser­vices to the larg­er Ohio area.

Two of these com­pa­nies are work­ing hard to sup­ply met­al works for trans­porta­tion and the defense indus­try, two very impor­tant indus­tries in this coun­try. These indus­tries need parts and ser­vices quick­ly to keep up with the high demand of their mar­ket, and that is why com­pa­nies that serve them use robots to improve the speed of their production.

Com­pa­nies like Gen­er­al Dynam­ics of Lima, OH, works as a defense con­trac­tor for the Unit­ed States mil­i­tary. They build com­bat vehi­cles and sys­tems, aero­space sys­tems, muni­tions and even ships and oth­er marine sys­tems. A com­pa­ny like Gen­er­al Dynam­ics would do well to invest in robot­ic welders to per­form all the weld­ing need­ed on their met­al sys­tems. One robot­ic weld­ing sys­tem can do the work of four human welders, and can weld faster. When a human welds, they have to adjust the part, adjust their stance, and adjust their pro­tec­tive gear. When a robot welds, they are always weld­ing, increas­ing their over­all arc time and speed­ing up the pro­duc­tion process.

Anoth­er met­al work­ing com­pa­ny locat­ed in Day­ton, Amer­i­can Trim, pro­duces parts for auto­mo­biles and oth­er trans­porta­tion sys­tems. They per­form met­al form­ing, met­al coat­ing and met­al dec­o­rat­ing ser­vices. While robot­ic weld­ing may also come in handy for a com­pa­ny of this nature, there are sev­er­al oth­er robot­ic appli­ca­tions that would improve pro­duc­tion as well. Robots can cut met­al using lasers, which leaves a clean­er cut than oth­er meth­ods. They can also use mate­r­i­al removal end effec­tors to make dec­o­ra­tive pat­terns in met­al. Dis­pens­ing robots are great for get­ting even coat­ings or paint on almost any surface.

Over­all, com­pa­nies like Gen­er­al Dynam­ics and Amer­i­can Trim can ben­e­fit from robot­ic tech­nol­o­gy because they need to improve their pro­duc­tion to keep com­pet­i­tive in the mar­ket­place, as well as turn­ing out a respectable prod­uct to keep cus­tomers com­ing back.

Robots​.com, a cer­ti­fied inte­gra­tor for Fanuc, Motoman, KUKA, Uni­ver­sal Robots, and ABB robot­ics com­pa­nies, can sup­ply Day­ton, Ohio com­pa­nies with all the robot sys­tems and parts they need to enhance their busi­ness. If you are con­sid­er­ing switch­ing to robot­ic automa­tion in your facil­i­ty, con­tact Robots​.com today online or at 8777626881.

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