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Robotics

Authorized systems integrator

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AFI Systems LLC is an authorized systems integrator for ABB Robotics. We chose to partner with ABB after extensive market research and existing customer feedback determined that ABB Robotics has the most technologically advanced and comprehensive offering of all the robot manufacturers we investigated. On top of the vast product range, ABB’s service and applications support is simply unmatched in the business, which explains how they have managed to surpass the milestone of 200,000 robots installed worldwide.

Our goal at AFI is to provide equally superior service throughout our handling of your robotic project from concept to commissioning, and to surpass all of your expectations. The industrial robot market has been expanding rapidly recently, for many reasons. Take a look below, and feel free to give us a call if you think your operation could benefit from a robotic installation:

Investing in the future

ABB STANDALONE ROBOTS

IRB-6640

Payload

130 to 235kg

Reach

2.55 to 3.2m

IRB-260

Payload

30kg

Reach

1.52m

IRB-120

Payload

3kg

Reach

0.58m

IRB-140

Payload

6kg

Reach

0.81m

Robotics in Action

ABB Flexpicker

Although this video shows the ABB Flexpicker case packing sleeved products weighing 400 grams, the ABB Flexpicker can easily be adapted to lift many other products, up to 3KG. Products can be fed onto the conveyer belt in any position where the vision system will then track the product, it's position, and then pack the case by the specified angle placement.

Top ten reasons to invest in ABB Robotics

REDUCE OPERATING COSTS

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ABB robots are at the heart of lean manufacturing - With more than 200,000 robot installations worldwide, ABB is the leader in industrial robot sales and is at the heart of our customer’s lean manufacturing operations. ABB robots reduce operation costs, perfect quality and productivity, i.e. optimized cycle times and throughput, are environmentally friendly by reducing scrap, exhaust and energy, have protected employees from dangerous tasks, can easily adapt to multiple jobs and add flexibility to future product lines.

IMPROVE PRODUCT QUALITY AND CONSISTENCY

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With repeatable positioning to less than a few thousandths of an inch, product quality and consistency can easily surpass that of the most skilled employee. A robot does not get tired, distracted, or lose concentration due to having had an argument with his wife the night before. Robots simply perform.

IMPROVE QUALITY OF WORK FOR EMPLOYEES

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Robots are ideal for harsh environments or hazardous work conditions. Employees can benefit from learning new programming skills, and have the confidence that their company is on the cutting edge of technology.

INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY

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With the economy slowed, now is the time to begin a strategy to take business back from your competitors. Meet with an AFI engineering consultant who can design a solution to automate your factory which will reduce costs while increasing productivity and throughput. When the economy improves, you will be able to produce a better product at a quicker rate, thus improving customer satisfaction and allowing you to take business back from your competitors.

INCREASE MANUFACTURING FLEXIBILITY

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An automated, flexible manufacturing process is able to change product mix, and product make-up “on the fly”.

REDUCE WASTE AND INCREASE YIELD

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The companies with the best, leaned-out automated manufacturing process are the ones who are better positioned to respond to the quickly changing demands of customers.

IMPROVE WORKPLACE HEALTH & SAFETY

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Robots can take on work involving heavy lifting, risk of repetitive strain injury, or tasks in environments that can be hazardous to the health of your employees.

LABOR TURNOVER, RECRUITING AND TRAINING COSTS

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With the manufacturing skills shortage in the US today, it is becoming increasingly difficult and more expensive to recruit and train employees. A robot can be relied upon to do its assigned task, day in day out.

REDUCE CAPITAL COSTS

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When industrial robots first appeared in the marketplace they were expensive, like any new piece of technology generally is. However, costs have been pushed down with mass production. Prices for industrial robots have never been better.

SAVE SPACE IN HIGH VALUE MANUFACTURING AREAS

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ABB robots can be floor-mounted, mounted on pedestals or shelf mounted, and they are ideal for deployment in confined spaces to help maximize utilization of your floor space. Don’t worry too much about the inconvenience of access for service – ABB’s newest IRC5 controller has a mean time between failure of over 9 years – the longest in the industry.