CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd. (LaSalle, Ontario) builds custom automated welding and assembly lines as well as standard products for fastener welding, resistance welding (steel, high strength steel, hot-stamped steel, and aluminum), metal forming, and metal coating. Customers include OEMs and machinery integrators in the aerospace and defense, automotive, and mass transit industries.
Designed for simple integration and maintenance, the configurable PinPoint Solution feeds parts into robotic lines and cells. Applications include CNC machine tending, build-in-sequence traceability and error-proofing, and robotic pack-out cells.
After parts are loaded on the pins, they find their natural orientation as they advance and are positioned to be picked up by the robot. The intelligent machine-tending solution uses vision validation to ensure part type and location. The machine also optimizes a manufacturer’s workforce because one operator can load parts on more than one PinPoint.
Amid Challenges, Majority of Metalformers Predict Little Change in Economic Activity
U.S and Canadian incoming orders expected to remain steady, according to the latest barometer reading from the Precision Metalforming Association.
U.S. Manufacturing Grows in September –– PMI Dips 0.6% to 55.4
The Institute for Supply Management reports that among the six biggest industries, food, beverage & tobacco remains the best-performing sector, with fabricated metal and chemical products growing strongly.