Assembly Magazine Whitepaper: Reshoring Consumer Goods with Agile Automation

CPG brands have historically satisfied consumer demand for low-cost products by offshoring to low-cost labor countries. Rising costs, production delays, and supply chain breaks have made reshoring necessary.

CPG brands can profitably reshore with agile, high-speed automation. Agile assembly technology optimizes machine utilization and allows for multiple products and variants to be assembled on one machine. Leveraging digital automation enables brands to satisfy shifting consumer demands, improve product quality, reduce product development time, and speed time to market.

ATS Automation Showcases Symphoni™, a Revolutionary Digital Assembly Technology at This Years Automatica in Munich, Germany

Touted as “The most significant development in automated assembly technology in 40 years!”, Symphoni will be front and center at this year’s ATS Life Sciences Europe booth!

MUNICH, Germany (June 9, 2022) — With the Automatica tradeshow appearing every two year, ATS Automation Life Sciences is showcasing its Symphoni™ technology, a revolutionary high-performance digital assembly platform that is shaking things up in the industry.

ATS acquires intellectual property assets of Transformix for $10 million

Automation Tooling Systems, an industrial automation solutions provider, says it has acquired “substantially all” of the intellectual property assets of Transformix Engineering. Transformix’s CNCAssembly system, based on its patented Rapid Speed Matching technology, provides a method of linking and synchronizing the movements of devices and tooling to enable faster and more efficient assembly systems.

The Holy Grail of Assembly Automation

The CNCAssembly® system is a collaboration of multiple technological functions that offer a standardized, compact, speedy and flexible solution for small part assembly with unmatched performance. The majority of the system is made up of standardized building blocks, otherwise referred to as Engines, and only a small portion of the process is application specific. The system is highly flexible with the capacity to assemble many products using one machine with different end effectors, as required, using programmable part handling and assembly motions.

Setting the Standard in Flexible Automated Assembly

While there are many integrators in the automated assembly market, Transformix Engineering Inc. is a truly innovative designer and manufacturer of highly flexible machines that leverage precise technology, proprietary software, and a blend of continuous motion and indexed motion techniques to transport components for assembly faster than ever.

ATS receives $20M order for COVID-19 vaccine syringe manufacturing line

ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. announced it has received a $20 million order booking from a medical device manufacturer to design, build, and deliver several automated safety syringe manufacturing systems that will feature the Company’s high-performance Symphoni technology. The program will be completed over the next 10 months and will enable the production of safety syringes to meet potential demand related to COVID-19 vaccine production.