While Indiana was not one of the first states to industrialize, once natural gas was discovered, manufacturers flocked to the area. While many of those manufacturers have moved to other countries over the years, there are some companies that have decided to stick it out and continue to thrive in the Indiana economy. Companies that make vehicle parts and furniture are still going strong in places like Elkhart, Indiana today.
The Carpenter Company, an Indiana company based in Elkhart, makes several different products for the home and automobile industries. The company creates bedding, air filters, flexible foam, carpet cushion, etc. These companies, the ones that cater to several different types of materials and industries, can benefit from robotic automation more than most. Robots, especially those with touch and vision sensors, allow for a great diversity in the products that are produced on the same line. By having this kind of flexibility, manufacturers can change products often and stay competitive in the market while saving money on extra equipment.
Another company, MOR/ryde International, is all about automobiles. They specialize in building suspensions and other metal fabrications for vehicles. For companies like MOR/ryde, robotic automation is vital to their production. Robotic welders can create stronger, more precise welds at a faster rate than any manual application, and robots can also be used for cutting metal parts for the welders to assemble. By investing in robotics, these companies would save money and time on production, while also getting more product into the marketplace.
Where can companies in Elkhart, Indiana go if they are looking for robotic systems or parts? They can go east to RobotWorx in Marion, Ohio. RobotWorx, a certified integrator for ABB, Motoman, KUKA, Universal Robots, and FANUC, has access to several hundred robot models. With that kind of availability, we can match any customer with the perfect system for their application and budget.
If you would like more information about automating with RobotWorx, contact us today online or at 740-251-4312.