Consumer Market

Leveraging  technology and innovative concepts from other programs, ATC has drawn on more than four decades of experience in the production of highly efficient manufacturing lines and assembly systems to deliver best in class solutions.

With an ever growing demand to solve massive supply disruptions, more and more products are staying in the USA or USMCA trade area to ensure closeness to customers. In other words, build it where it is used. ATC has reshaped the organization allowing ATC to better embrace the demands and rigors of Automated Assembly for consumer markets – From lead times to high speed assembly lines.   All systems are custom designed to meet the User Requirement Specifications (URS), leveraging simple solutions to  comprehensive collection of proprietary technologies to deliver best in class results.

While there are areas of core competency, ATC Automation utilizes the automation platforms appropriate to meet the demands of each customer’s requirements.  From Asynchronous Motion Assembly, Indexing Technology, Servo motion, Robotic assembly to fixed process, and data collection demands, ATC has the necessary flexibility to create an assembly solution that meets the needs for market ROI of every size and scope.

ATC’s dedicated project teams are focused not just on delivering world class results, the teams also  embrace and  understand that the machine built for you has be completed with a sense of purpose while keeping in mind clear execution.  ATC continues to advance every aspect of the assembly process whether it uses past experience or requires a new proof of principle to ensure that only winning solutions are deployed at the finish line.  This is a risk averse methodology leads to solutions that exceed our customer’s requirements ensuring risk factors are mitigated.   While all of the processes and products are too extensive to mention all,  it makes sense to touch on just a few. 

Below are a several specific product families and processes

  • Small motor assembly
  • Gas & Electric white goods
  • Yard tools
  • Irrigation systems
  • Computers
  • Cameras
  • Phones
  • Pagers
  • Speakers
  • Tray Handling
  • Pumps
  • Electric Motors
  • Battery Cells and Modules
  • Robotic Assembly
  • Micro Motor & Assemblies
  • Safety Device Assembly
  • Smart Devices
  • Bluetooth Enabled Devices
  • Power Tools
  • Dispensing Solutions
  • Ultrasonic Assemblies
  • One Way Values
  • Plastic Parts
  • Toys

While in no way does this represent all of the systems ATC has delivered, it touches many of these products that require discrete part assembly in Robotic automation, fixed automation, and the verification systems that ensures safety and complete part traceability.  

Automation can be deployed to fasten, snap, rivet, attach, and inspect by machine vision by being integrated with Robotic cells or fixed automation.  Smart devices continue to advance with more sensed motion for reliability, speed, feedback, and assurance the optimization in assembly can be verified and rendered acceptable.  

Robotic Assembly

Consumer product assemblies are all be unique solutions that require the rigors of product handling and quality inspection. ATC integrates Cobots, Catesian, Scara, and multi Axis Robots into work cells and automation solutions as they are required or best deployed.  With the vast experience at our disposal integrating simple and complex vision into our systems ensures precise placement and feedback of all process when utilizing Robotic Solution.

Manufactures need efficient cost effective solutions that deploy the right technology when the need is smart intelligent automation deployed for specific ROI gain and production metrics; always delivering solutions compliant with the intent of the end use.

Indexed Motion

These types of platforms are used when an assembly or inspection task requires a fixed cycle time.  These devices are readily available and carry robust mechanisms at a fairly high precision. +/- 0.04mm or +/- 0.05mm accuracy on index and consistent part to part repeatability in a variety of size and dimensions.

Clean Room 

Clean Rooms are expensive square footage and therefore the floor space the assembly equipment utilizes is also very costly.    ATC manages every opportunity to minimize foot print while keeping access safe and reasonable.  ATC Automation’s equipment is designed to your specific requirements and can be completed for the operating requirements as stringent as ISO 4, to more traditional of Class 7 and Class 8.  

Varying Products

Today’s consumers have more choice then ever.  ATC must deploy smart technology and high-performance metrics all in the name of improved accuracy and efficiency.  ATC can deploy high speed solutions to deliver reliable assembly at a rate the market demands, which can be essential for customers profits and market capture and suitable ROI.  

ATC automates  a wide range of assembly components through an ever changing technologies.  While the product development is not always optimized for assembly and testing, ATC utilizes its experiences to meet the demands of assembling the smallest components to the larger pieces in a manner that is safe and reliable method.  100% of the time these assemblies must be assembled spot on, as they are often deployed in harsh or unfriendly environments.  It is with this mindset; we deliver quality assemblies to the next operation with checks and verification before sending it for additional value to be added.  This requires the very best reliability and assurance across multiple platforms that generally have feedback loop or the collection of variable data.  

Inspection and Performance

The job is never done until the paperwork is done and rest assured ATC is will provide comprehensive manuals for efficient and effective ownership during operations.  Risk Based methodology to ensure each piece of equipment can be validated to the necessary requirements of safety in the workplace keep operators safe is part of our commitment.    ATC builds all of its machines to our quality system as measured by our IS0 9001- 2015 standard and work instructions.