5 Benefits from using an Automated HIC Station

Posted on 01-17-2017

Headliner systems are one of the largest pieces of safety equipment in vehicles today. Dozens of individual components need to be assembled in just the right way and just the right place, so there is little room for error. The safety of the vehicle’s occupants may depend on it and the same can be said for an auto maker’s profitability. With reasons like that in mind, world-class automobile manufacturers are… Read more »

Tailoring Your Automation Needs for Production Manufacturing

Posted on 04-14-2016

In 1903, Henry Ford reimagined manufacturing, creating the first ever moving assembly line for mass production. Previously, a car took 12 hours to assemble, but after Ford’s innovation, it took two hours and 30 minutes. Since then, the history of production manufacturing is marked by continual advancements that redefine standards for efficiency, quality, speed, and accuracy. In more recent history, automation has been driving improvements in overall efficiency, cutting costs,… Read more »

Defining Your Automation Goals: Optimize Your Automation Plan

Posted on 10-23-2015

We know that factory automation streamlines production for a more efficient process. However, before implementing a new system, a company needs to determine its’ specific automation goals and needs. With clearly defined objectives, the value and resources of each project will be optimized. Knowing what you need and want from your automation project may not be as simple as it sounds. Brainstorming, collaboration, communication, and many other analytical tools are… Read more »