When you first think of a place like Huntington Beach, California, it probably doesn’t scream “manufacturing!” Your first thoughts probably drift to surf, sun and sand. However, while this beach in Orange County does have all that, it also has a manufacturing component to its makeup. And that component is thriving due to the use of newer technologies and robotics to improve production.
Precision Resource, located in Huntington Beach, CA, offers several different finishing and tooling services to clients – services that are better suited to robotic hands than to the hands of a manual laborer. By using robotic end effectors to grind, debur and polish metal parts, manufacturers like Precision Resource are getting a process that is efficient and even throughout the work piece. The use of robotics in this way improves not only the process that goes into the finishing application, but also improves the final product, enhancing the reputation and profits for the company.
Another company that can capitalize on the finishing prowess of industrial robots is the Fisher & Paykel Appliance company. Companies like this that specialize in large home appliances – washers, dryers, refrigerators, ovens, etc. – can use capitalize on the use of industrial robots. Not only can they use the robots to grind and polish parts to perfection, but they can also use them to paint or coat metal or plastic pieces to keep them safe from corrosion or wear. By using robotics for these coating processes, the spray is delivered more consistently, which improves the aesthetic quality of the piece, as well as saving on production materials.
Companies on the Left Coast like those in Huntington Beach, CA need to look back to the Midwest and RobotWorx for their robotic needs. RobotWorx, a certified integrator for ABB, Motoman, KUKA and FANUC robotics, has access to hundreds of robot models to fit any application or budget.