Obsolete Components: Best Practices to Find (or Get Rid Of) Spare Parts

Obsolescence of automated systems is an unavoidable part of any manufacturing endeavor. There are many strategies to keep older systems running, such as stockpiling replacement parts and carefully timing equipment upgrades.

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PLC Controlled Robots

PLC controlled robots are not a magic bullet, but can provide cost savings to manufacturers by limiting the specialized support traditionally needed to manage robotic automation.

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“Spring Training” for AMT Engineers

It isn’t baseball, but AMT employees have been involved in their own unique “spring training” effort this year to level up their technical skills and stay at the forefront of ever-changing automation technology.  This spring, 60 AMT engineers have collectively...

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Overcoming Installation Obstacles on a Tight Schedule

On a recent time-critical installation, teamwork and creative problem-solving skills prevailed as AMT engineers overcame unforeseeable obstacles to get equipment back online ahead of schedule during a major material handling project for a food manufacturer.

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AMT Employee Spotlight: Kevin Ockert

A true asset to our team, we are excited to share Senior Automation Engineer Kevin Ockert’s story with you. From his work here at AMT to his life on his family farm, Kevin is a source of inspiration to many!

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AMT Employees Meet the Challenges of Working from Home

As a full-service systems integration and engineering services provider, until recently our employees either spent their time in the office, shop, or on the road.  Along with much of the rest of the world, Michigan is currently under a stay-at-home order. Because...

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Jason Fortune Collaborative Robotics article

Collaborative Robot Safety: Assessing Risk and Making Changes

AMT’s Director of Advanced Engineering Solutions Jason Fortune gives guidance on assessing and mitigating collaborative robot safety risks in an article published by Today’s Motor Vehicles, August 26, 2019.

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Collaboration Sets the Tone for a Successful Open House and Informational Luncheon for Aerospace Industry

Thank you to those who attended the aerospace industry informational luncheon at our facility last week. We would also like to thank AIAM, Oakland County, the East Grand Rapids Middle School robotics team, and the exhibitors for helping to make this a successful... read more

AMT to Host Workshop on Successfully Implementing Automation at AeroDef Manufacturing 2020 Conference in Fort Worth on March 16

AMT’s Director of Advanced Engineering Solutions Jason Fortune will present a workshop on successfully implementing automation at the AeroDef Manufacturing 2020 conference. The conference is entitled Automation is a Journey – Robotics, Industry 4.0, Factory of the...

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AMT to Host Aerospace Industry Association of Michigan Event on March 11

 

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