Robots Help with Consistency

Since Standby Screw didn’t have the necessary skill set in-house to integrate an automation system that they knew they needed, the company found Absolute.

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Bill Marcell, COO and president of Standby Screw Machine Products, solved a long-time nagging production problem with the installation of his cell. The results have been positve for the shop.

Last year, I visited a shop in Berea, Ohio, to cover how it has evolved from a traditional screw machine shop to include robotic cells in its material handling process. Standby Screw has been a successful screw machine shop since its founding in 1939. Solving problems has been a key to its long time success.

To help the shop become more consistent and efficient, COO Bill Marcell turned to Absolute Machine Tools for its system integration expertise. Absolute is a certified FANUC robotics integrator.

Standby’s goal was to eliminate human error in the loading of its stable of machine tools while improving efficiency and consistency. Since Standby didn’t have the necessary skill set in-house to integrate an automation system that they knew they needed, the company found Absolute.

The partnership has worked well and the transition from a traditional screw machine shop to a significantly more sophisticated manufacturer has been a boon to the company’s business. Its automation foray also freed up its skilled workers to perform more value-added jobs.

Read "Moving Automation In" for the full story.