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What is forging automation?

Forging automation integrates automated systems, machinery, and technologies into a forging process. Metal in a forging process is shaped and formed, commonly producing components and parts with enhanced strength and durability for various industries, including automotive, aerospace, construction, and more.

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Benefits of Automation Your Forging Process

Automation in forging aims to enhance your forging process’s efficiency, accuracy, and consistency while reducing human injury and error.  The benefits of integrating automation in your forging facility include increased productivity, improved product quality and consistency, reduced labor costs, enhanced safety, and the ability to handle various part shapes and geometries.

How We Can Help You

Under the guidance of the industry’s leading forging automation experts, Adaptec proudly has a team of engineers and technicians dedicated to the forging industry. Combined with our status as a Level V integrator in FANUC’s ASI network, Adaptec can engineer and integrate a custom forging automation solution for various steps in the forging process.  These processes include:

  • Bin Picking
  • Furnace Unload/Load
  • Trim Press Unload/Load
  • Die Spraying
  • Billet Feeding

Our years of experience in the forging industry have allowed us to build key partnerships, ensuring quality products and technologies are integrated into our forging automation solutions. From end-of-arm-tooling to vision systems and software, our engineers have the necessary tools to develop a custom solution for you.

Forging Automation Components

Robotic Bin Picking

Key benefits include:

  • Increased productivity
  • Reduced manual labor
  • Improved accuracy
  • Ability to handle a wide variety of objects, shapes, and sizes
  • Rapid addition of new parts to automation cells with offline programming capabilities
  • Increased speed for emptying bins
  • High percentage of completely empty bins
  • Remote support options for troubleshooting
  • Increased safety with less operator interaction

Key Components of Robotic Bin Picking

Cranes & Hoists

Industrial cranes play a vital role in the operations of forging companies, as they are essential for moving heavy and often hot materials during the forging process. Adaptec has over 40 years of experience in the material handling industry, engineering, installing, inspecting, and servicing crane systems.

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