Sporting Goods

Unlike other types of consumer products, sporting goods manufacturing is driven by two distinct market niches: professional athletes and amateurs who engage in sports for leisure. Cutting-edge products using innovative materials developed for pros often trickles down to weekend warriors. And, the competitive industry readily adapts technology from other fields, such as automotive, aerospace, medical devices and consumer electronics.

As materials advance, production demands continue to grow, and automation in production is a key component to meet these demands.

Too often companies feel the need to sacrifice quality for production speeds due to demand. With automation and robotics, you can maintain your quality of materials, produce at faster speeds, save money on labor costs and compensate for labor shortages.

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Our Experience

For over 27 years, Arnold Machine has been designing and creating automated solutions in the sporting goods industry. We have worked with major sporting goods 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.

We have helped our customers in the sporting goods industry streamline their manufacturing processes. Contact us today to see how we can help you optimize your production.


Some of the machines and systems we have built for leading manufacturers include:

  • Anti-vibration Equipment

  • Automated Assembly Systems

  • Automated and Robotic Spray and Adhesive Applications

  • Parts Washers

  • Material Handling

  • Fencing

  • Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs)

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.

If you’re new to automation, see our resources—or case studies below—to help you in the research process.