Manufacturing of textile materials is a large part of the manufacturing history in the southern United States, which is not surprising for an area that was big in cotton. In Dalton, Georgia, this started with the bedspread business in the 1950s. Today, Dalton is known for its carpeting mills. It is known about the “Carpet Capital of the World” because it is home to more than 150 carpeting plants. However, this is not the only kind of flooring material manufacturing in Dalton. Over the last 10+ years, the town has also become home to another flooring manufacturer – US Floors.
US Floors is a manufacturer of bamboo, cork and hardwood flooring. The company started in Dalton, GA in 2001 as a distributor of flooring. It has been going strong ever since, continually improving its facility. In 2008, the company opened a 100,000 sq. ft. facility in Dalton, making it the only bamboo and cork flooring manufacturer in the United States at that time. The company has several capabilities, including the construction of plank flooring, milling profiles, and staining of flooring. Robotic technology is an improvement to these types of applications.
When companies like US Floors invest in robot automation, they can save time, as well as money. Robots can cut planks of flooring, robots can mill designs and grooves into flooring, trim and molding and robots can apply stain to flooring. The coating of the planks might be one of the most cost effective uses of robot technology. A robotic coating system can apply coating material to the work piece consistently and evenly, while using less coating material during the application. This saves the company money on production materials, as well as enhancing the overall productivity of the line.
Any company in Dalton, GA, that needs robotic automation in their factory should turn to a company like RobotWorx in Marion, Ohio. RobotWorx is a certified integrator for several robotics companies, including FANUC, Motoman, KUKA, Universal Robots, and ABB. Our staff will work with you to get you the right new or used robotic system at the right price.For more information, contact RobotWorx online or at 740-251-4312.