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MFG AUTOMATION, LLC specializes in the development of turnkey robotic systems for manufacturing.  We proudly offer ABB robotics exclusively in our cell designs. Our mission is to help keep manufacturing competitive and in the U.S.A. MFG is centrally located in Northeast Connecticut with additional sales & support services in Albany, GA. We offer both small and large turnkey systems for manufacturing covering a broad range of industries.

Robots - The Foundation of Flexible Automation
We are all aware of the need to keep our products competitive in the global marketplace. Today, we cannot compete without flexibility. Robots are the foundation of flexible automation in manufacturing. You can substantially increase production and lower cost without increasing an existing workforce. Modernizing the manufacturing floor with ABB robotic technologies offers many benefits.

Robotic Technology - Improving Productivity
Providing workers with a safer environment and a migration path to new skill sets.

  • Excellent ROI
  • Ease of Use
  • Improve Product Quality
  • Higher Yields
  • Metrics that Guide Process Improvements
  • Reduce Production Cost
  • Increase Profitability
  • Safer Work Environment
  • A Flexible Investment

NEW Patent Pending Process - Turbine blade manufactures - contact us regarding our patent pending robotic process for accurately clearing plasma spray from vane vent holes.

Lasers - New "Green" Fiber Technology for Cutting, Drilling, Welding, & Engraving ..........
Force Control - for Grinding, Polishing, Profile Tracing, & Assembly ..........
Vision - 2D & 3D for vision guided applications & bin picking of parts in random locations ..........
Drill & Mill - Conventional Spindles with Auto Changers ..........
Spray - Paint, Coatings, & Plasma ..........
Welding - Conventional Precision & Sonic ..........
Track & Rotary Indexing Systems - For moving both robot and parts ..........
Printing - Digital Flatbed Technology, UV based, & Laser Etching ..........
Packaging - High Speed Blister Packs, Sorting Systems, Inline Vacuum Sealing & Palletizing Systems ..........
Injection Molding - Part Tending, Processing, Assembly, Inspection, & Packaging ..........
Custom End-of-Arm-Tools - Designed by MFG AUTOMATION for the application ..........

Turnkey Systems Configured to Customer Requirements

We offer modular turkey systems both small and large configured to meet specific customer requirements. On average robotic technology makes up about 30% of our cell designs. The remaining part of the cell centers around the integration of conventional equipment needed to support product handling, control systems, inspection, and packaging. We design modularity into all aspects of our systems. This ensures that you do not over-invest  in equipment, controls, software, or services.  As your needs change you can easily add to your investment to accommodate future growth.

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Robotic Technology - Change Friendly

Robotic technologies can be a major component in the rapid flow of quality products to the market in a timely fashion. The inherent flexibility of a robotic cell greatly improves the manufacturing process and is change friendly. The flexibility of the technology allows manufactures to adapt to shorter and more rapid product life cycles.

Top Ten Benefits of Using Robotic Systems

 

  • 10. Lowest cost / highest quality wins market share. The economic pressures on companies and consumers are forcing everyone to carefully consider their purchases. Gone are the days of “throw away” products. People are demanding both low cost and high quality. Automation, especially the flexibility offered by robotic automation is a great way to achieve both.
     
  • 9. Your competition is investing in automation - If you think your competitors are not investing in automation, think again. Who is investing in automation? The best run companies, looking to not just survive the economy, but thrive in it.
     
  • 8. Automated Competitors will take market share - The companies with the best, leaned-out automated manufacturing process are the ones who are better positioned to respond to the quickly changing demands of customers. An automated, flexible manufacturing process is able to change product mix, and product make-up “on the fly.” The companies employing this strategy are your competitors.
     
  • 7. Robots are affordable. When industrial robots first appeared in the marketplace they were expensive, like any new piece of technology generally is. However, costs have been pushed down with mass production. Prices for industrial robots have never been better. Today's prices for your products are the new floor as well. Manufactured products aren't like oil, where the price constantly goes up and down. Today's new low is tomorrow's baseline price for your product - automate to reduce costs and maintain margin.
     
  • 6. Taking business back from competitors – With the economy slowed and production in many factories at a standstill, now is the time to begin a strategy to take business back from your competitors. Meet with an ABB engineering consultant who can design a solution to automate your factory which will reduce costs while increasing productivity and throughput. When the economy improves, you will be able to produce a better product at a quicker rate, thus improving customer satisfaction and allowing you to take business back from your competitors.
     
  • 5. Integrator Capacity is Limited – Systems integrators have vertical market expertise, and there is not an excess of capacity in key disciplines. If you wait until the recovery begins, all the integrators will be busy installing systems for your competitors and you will be at the back of the queue.
  • 4. Banks are Lending - You may think that you cannot afford a robot because banks are not lending, but that’s simply untrue. In an MSN News article published February 12, 2009, Bank of America chairman and CEO Ken Lewis said, “We are still lending, and we are lending far more because of the TARP programme." He told lawmakers that his company extended more than $115 billion in new credit to consumers and businesses during the fourth quarter (of 2008). Moreover, robot manufactures, like ABB, Inc. are willing to work with you on extended payment terms to help you get what you need into your plant, now.
    (MSN News, February 12, 2009, “We are still lending, assert CEOS of top US banks”)
     
  • 3. Ease of introducing new equipment when not operating at full capacity - Installing a new robot system and incorporating it into your day to day operations takes time. Employees need to be trained on how to operate it, how to program it, perform maintenance on it and, of course, learn new safety skills. If you’re operating at full capacity, you may not be able to afford the time to install automation. Do it now while production is slower, to get ready for the surge.
     
  • 2. Supply and Demand - Everyone is working off their inventories, including automation suppliers. Robots are large, complicated machines, requiring special castings, mechanics, motors and electronics. If you wait for the economy to fully recover the demand for robots will be up while supplies will be limited. The result will be long lead times on all automation equipment and components. Don’t wait for a full economic recovery.
     
  • 1. ABB robots are at the heart of lean manufacturing - With more than 160,000 robot installations worldwide, ABB is the leader in industrial robot sales and is at the heart of our customer’s lean manufacturing operations. ABB robots reduce operation costs, perfect quality and productivity, i.e. optimized cycle times and throughput, are environmentally friendly by reducing scrap, exhaust and energy, have protected employees from dangerous tasks, can easily adapt to multiple jobs and add flexibility to future product lines..

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