Manufacturing in Florida is a strong industry and a powerful boost to the state’s economy. While many of Florida’s manufacturing industries are focused on plastics, food processing, printing, electronics, medical devices and aeronautics, there are still good old steel and metal fabrication plants like Southern Machine and Steel Inc. in Fort Myers to keep old school manufacturing alive. But, even old school manufacturing can find assistance from the new school idea of robotic automation.
SMS in Fort Myers fabricates several different types of building materials like plate, floor plate, grating, columns, pipe, angle, channel and beams. The company has taken on several different projects, like fabricating the metal structures for churches and schools, as well as helping with the rehabilitation of older buildings like courthouses.
The metal products made by this Fort Myers, FL company can be better constructed with the use of industrial robots. Robotic automation can cut steel plate, pipes, etc. Through the use of robotic milling, patterns and pieces can be cut out of sheet metal to make stair railing and other such structures. Fabrication companies like SMS could also use robots to weld parts for their building projects, which would strengthen the welds and improve the speed of the overall application.
All in all, companies in Florida like SMS can benefit from integrating some new technology into their old school practices to make a better product for customers.
Any manufacturer in Fort Myers that is looking for robotic systems or parts should look north to RobotWorx in Marion, Ohio. RobotWorx is a certified integrator for FANUC, Motoman, KUKA and ABB robotics. With RobotWorx, companies have access to hundreds of robot models that will suit all of their budgetary and application needs.