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We designed multiple fully automated robotic cells to reduce the cost of direct labor upon our Pet Home to its absolute minimum. This complex fabrication cell consisted of 16 robots, vision inspection systems, automated orientation, part feeding systems, specially built resistance-welding equipment, and a complete software interface system for full automation.

The Pet Home was manufactured from 9-gage steel and 1/4" 1008 PQ wire and finished with zinc plating and powder coating. Measuring 40" long by 30" wide, and 36" high, it was fabricated using processes such as straight and cut, Schlatter (automated wire mesh welders), trimming, press-brake forming, and resistance press welding. After assembly, the unit was fully inspected to meet customer standards and packaged. We worked to tightest tolerances of ±.039" and ±2ᵒ.

To learn more about this wire pet home fabrication cell project, please see the table below or contact us for additional information.

Pet Home Cell built with automated robotics
Pet Home Cell built with automated robotics

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Highlights of this Wire Pet Home Fabrication Cell Project

Product Description Pet Home
Capabilities Applied/Processes
Primary: Development - CAD Drawing
Wire Fabrication:
  • Straight and Cut
  • Schlatter (wire mesh)
  • Trimming
  • Press-Brake Forming
  • Welding: Resistance Press Welding
Powder Coating
Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
Air Toggle Presses
Wire Straight and Cut, Lewis and RMG's
Break Press, Hurco, CNC
Robotic Pick and Place, Motoman
Overall Part Dimensions Length: 40"
Width: 30"
Height: 36"
Tightest Tolerances ±.039" (±1.0mm)
Material Used 9ga and 1/4" 1008 PQ (plating quality) Wire
Material Finish Powder Coated, Zinc Plated
In process testing/inspection performed Fixture and Jigs, go and no-go fixtures and supervisor inspection. First Article Quality testing with the CMM (Coordinate Measurement Machine).
Adherence and Impact Resistance Testing
Industry for Use Pet Industry, Pet Homes, Pet Cages
Volume 100,000 units
Delivery/Turnaround Time 1 month
Delivery Location Distribution Centers all across the US
Standards Met Customer Specifications, 2D CAD Drawings
Product Name Pet Home
Additional Facts Was manufactured in an automated robotic cell with pick and place robots to produce the panels for a Pet Home.We developed custom made machinery with the machinery manufacturer with roughly $2.3 million in new machinery and automation.
  • 16 Robots, Vision Inspection Systems (to ensure specific complicated parts were going through correctly), Automated Orientation, Part Feeding Systems, Specialty Built Resistance Welding Equipment, and a complete software interface system for full automation.
The company who did the technology integration said the door frame cell was, "the most difficult robotic cell they have built."

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