As manufacturing technology transitions into smart manufacturing and industry 4.0 becomes the standard, Arnold Machine has maintained the ability to be innovative and competitive for original equipment manufacturers and tier 1 parts suppliers in the North American automotive industry.
Automation in the automotive industry is increasing at exponential rates.
With labor shortages and the need to meet quality demands and strict standards, automating processes has become a time and cost-effective solution.
For over 27 years, Arnold Machine has been designing and creating automated solutions in the appliance industry. We have worked with major appliance manufacturers to create custom equipment, utilizing fully automated to partially automated solutions. From robotic assembly systems to parts washers, we have been at the cutting-edge of technology while adhering to high-quality standards and building long-lasting machines. As a full-service facility, we maintain quality control from the raw materials to the finished system.
Arnold Machine is a member of the Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork® and a FANUC America Authorized System Integrator. We utilize Computer Aided Design (CAD), simulation software, Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software, electrical design software and control programming software to create finished designs. Our staff consists of expert engineers, manufacturers, programmers, electricians and machine tradesmen. We can build and customize virtually any type of automated equipment to meet specific needs.
Some of the machines and systems we have built for leading manufacturers include:
We have been building anti-vibration component assembly systems for over 20 years. Our team’s unique expertise in process automation has allowed us to set the standard in anti-vibration assembly.
Automated Assembly Systems
Our team designs machines specifically for repeatability and process control. All our systems are designed to limit component wear and adjustability so that over time, a machine can be adjusted to produce within its original parameters. With robotic integrations and conveyors, we can automate the entire process or bring it down to a one- or two-person operation depending on your needs and budget.
Automated and Robotic Spray and Adhesive Applications
Our spray systems can be automated for temperature control, rotation speed, spray time, fan and atomization pressure as well as gun positioning.
In 2020, Arnold Machine acquired Findlay Machine and Tool (FMT) parts washer line along with their engineers, techs and sales team. Combining their 30 years of parts washer experience with our 27 years of automation experience was a great match. In that short time, we have created fully custom and fully automated parts washing systems for a variety of applications. Automotive stamping and machining is a common application for our parts washers.
Drawing upon our experience in infrared and gas-firing process heating, we have fully designed and built a machine capable of heating the leather trim of automotive seats with instant-on infrared heat lamps to remove folds and creases. This process can be customized for various materials and applications. (link to seat trim-relaxing oven case study
Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs)
Our team can fully integrate AMR’s into automotive facilities for safer, smarter and more reliable transportation of components and parts through your facility. Designed to navigate using intelligent mapping, these flexible robots can be updated and rerouted with simple software changes instead of expensive facility upgrades (like automated guided vehicles).
We’re able to help you in every step of the process.
Our project managers and engineers are available to answer every question. We will build a system to your exact specifications or help you discover the process best suited to your needs.