The automotive industry is imprinted all over Michigan manufacturing. This holds true in the city of Jackson, MI, as well as other communities around the state. While many auto manufacturers have moved out of the area in the last couple of decades, there are still manufacturers holding strong to the ideas of Michigan and U.S. made products, and these products are made with human and robotic hands.
When it comes to plating and coating, robotics can do it better than anything else. Companies like Elm Plating Company in Jackson, Michigan, that perform plating coating, anodizing and heat treating services can benefit from robotic automation because they can save not only time but also production material costs. When robots coat metal work pieces, they spray efficiently and evenly, which minimizes waste, saving the company money. Also, by using robots in the spraying areas, humans are removed from fumes that can be toxic and cause respiratory or brain issues.
Keeping with the automotive theme, Melling, a manufacturer for the transportation industry, has an in-house foundry that could benefit highly from robotic automation. Foundries have high heat environments that can be detrimental to the health of human workers. As mentioned above, the use of robots can minimize the amount of exposure workers have to the heat and humidity, which improves the health and work environment for workers, while also cutting down on downtime from accidents or injuries.
So, when Jackson, MI companies want to integrate automation into their workplaces, where should they turn? They can turn to RobotWorx in Marion, Ohio. RobotWorx is a certified integrator for ABB, Motoman, FANUC, Universal Robots, and KUKA robotics. They have partnerships that give them access to hundreds of robot models and designs, allowing them to find the perfect system to suit any customer’s budget.