Material Handling is an essential part of every automation system. Whether moving heavy awkward parts or small intricate precision components, efficient manipulation and control is essential. From the newest motor assembly to the most intricate surgical device, material handling and its flow ensures that components can be turned into assemblies that guarantees an assembly solution will not choke off critical up time or contribute to costly damage to parts or operators. ATC Automation through its 4 decades of delivering custom solutions leverages its experience along with its partners to provide technologically leading solutions that ensure the backbone of the custom equipment link together in support and harmony. There are many solutions that are tried and true and new flexible solutions that deal with the complexities in the market today. Material handling solutions range from linear solutions in layout and form too numerous to detail but include our partners: Robert Bosch power and free conveyor, belt driven solutions coupled with flexible feeders, bowls, hoppers with vision, and escapement devices that verify orientation and control throughout the assembly process.
Robots and their proper selection and application can lead to efficient method for reducing dangerous or expensive manual operations. Utilization of 3 to 6 axis robots can make the difference in delivering a solution that will repeatedly cycle and provide the confidence for years to come. Pairing this technology with proper design of end effectors gates a winning combination. Often overlooked Dunnage layouts can be a costly afterthought that ATC Automation has perfected when leveraging the consultative process of a custom quote preparation.