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Case Studies

20 HOURS OF DESIGN TIME REDUCED TO 20 MINUTES

At Dial Tool Industries, Inc. (DTI) in Addison, Illinois, the Automation Division had long utilized a tried-and-tested system for equipment development. The company serves a variety of industries with custom-built automated assembly equipment, incorporating PLC's, multi-axis motion control, servomotors, metal stamping, resistance welding, pneumatics, vacuum generators, vision systems and vibratory feeders, all mounted to a frame as a free-standing cell or modified to customer requirements for inline integration requirements for inline integration.

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CUSTOM TEST EQUIPMENT OEM USES ONE VENDOR FOR NEARLY EVERY COMPONENT ON SEVERAL BUILDS

Phil Warga opened Salem Design & Manufacturing in Salem, Ohio in 2004. Here, he and his engineering team design and build a variety of highly application-specific, custom machinery for the gauging and inspection of precision components. Typical measuring technologies employed here include eddy current, mechanical gauging, ultrasonic and laser vision inspection systems, along with other devices.

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Excitron Corporation's New Motorized Rotary Lift Workstation

High precision, ultra-rigid aluminum extrusions from MISUMI provides strong, lightweight framework, helped streamline design and manufacturing. Excitron has successfully designed and built motorized products and stepper motorbased sub-assemblies for various government agencies such as NASA, the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Defense.

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Orbitform Group Provides First-Class Machine "Solutions Delivered"

Founded in 1980 as a manufacturer of orbital riveting machines, Orbitform has evolved over time to become a premier manufacturer of standard and custom forming, fastening and assembly machinery. Orbitform grew by acquiring companies that complemented its own core competencies, and by adopting a philosophy of "Solutions Delivered"

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Shiroki North America Builds Its Own Automotive Production Machinery Using MISUMI Configurable Components

In-house machine building of customer manufacturing jigs leads company to higher productivity and "the biggest cost savings in our history" Shiroki North America, Inc. is a premier manufacturer of automobile seat tracks and adjusters, window regulators, doorframes and door sash, which are sold to automotive OEMs and their top tier suppliers.

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ABCO Automation, Inc. Uses 3,000 MISUMI Automation Components for Packaging Machine

To sustain growth and profitability in an increasingly competitive market a company must be open to new ideas and innovations. In recent years the volatility of the custom machine building market has proven to challenge many such companies. However, one custom machine builder has learned not only how to survive, but to thrive in such an environment. ABCO Automation, Inc. in Greensboro, North Carolina has consistently decreased costs and increased profits by looking for new ways to source custom components used in machine builds.

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Nissin Brake uses Configurable Components for time/cost savings

Nissin Brake Ohio, Inc., in Findlay, Ohio, is a Tier 1 supplier of brake and control system parts and assemblies for automotive and non-automotive applications. Established in 1988 by Japanese manufacturer, Nissin Kogyo Co. Ltd., Nissin Brake serves numerous high-profile automotive OEMs, such as Honda, Harley-Davidson and GM, as well as many non-automotive manufacturers.

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AISIN USA Relies On Configurable Components

AISIN U.S.A. Manufacturing, Inc. has been manufacturing products for North America's light and medium-duty automotive market since 1988. A subsidiary of Aisin Seiki in Japan, the U.S. firm now supplies products to world leading OEMs, such as Toyota, Honda, GM, Cummins, Nissan and Mitsubishi.

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Farris Automation Creates Innovative "Rolling Resistance" Device

Farris Automated Systems LLC has long been a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative assemblies for installation in automated industrial machinery and equipment.

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Betz Relies on MISUMI Components

Founded in 1989, Betz Contracting & Machining designs and builds custom turnkey machines, automated assembly fixtures and quality control fixtures for Tier 1 suppliers in the automotive industry.

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Genesis Automation Returns to Its Roots

Scott Hale and Chris Reinert, the respective president and director of operations at Genesis Automation, say it best and almost in unison. "Our life sentence in business is doing what we love to do." For this custom designer and builder of automated assembly, test and special process machinery in St. Charles, Illinois, there could be no better situation.

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Milara Inc. Deploys MISUMI Components

Milara, Incorporated is an award-winning OEM developer and manufacturer of semi- and fully automated PCB and wafer printing and bumping systems for the surface mount technology (SMT), printed circuit board (PCB).

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Articles of Interest

Business Benefits of Standardizing on Configurable vs. Custom Components

Even in a tight economy, machine building OEMs can find new ways to reduce costs and maximize profit margins, while improving quality and customer service. Virtually all industrial plants rely on automated machinery and systems for their core operations and this equipment is critical to the company's efficiency and productivity.

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Configurable Components Deliver Value in Automated Motion Control Systems

Manufacturing companies serving the consumer and industrial electronics market are striving to remain competitive by reducing costs while increasing efficiency and productivity. These are tough goals to achieve when the costs of materials and supplies, energy and plant operations, transportation and logistics have been steadily rising.

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