At Advanced Manufacturing Development (AMD), we specialize in designing and building custom-tailored automation solutions for manufacturing, assembly, and testing applications. Our systems find use in a wide range of industries and industrial processes, including appliance manufacturing.
The Growth of Automation in Appliance Manufacturing
Throughout the years, consumer demand in the household appliance industry has grown significantly. This increase in demand has forced original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of appliances to look for ways to boost supply without raising time, money, and labor costs. One solution they’ve found is integrating automation technology in their production facilities.
Automation solutions involve combining mechanical components with advanced control systems to allow machines to complete processes with little to no involvement from human workers, resulting in better productivity, greater flexibility, and lower labor costs. While early forms of automation technology were limited in their functionality, recent technological advancements had led to a significant increase in what it can accomplish. Today, typical applications for automation technology in the appliance industry include:
In the past, many appliance manufacturers were hesitant to invest in automation technology due to its high price point and technical limitations. However, as the technology’s cost has decreased and technical ability has increased, the industry has come to realize the benefits it can offer to appliance manufacturing operations. Today, manufacturers use it to help create small appliances (e.g., blenders, irons, toasters, and vacuums) and large appliances (e.g., refrigerators, stoves, and washers).
The main driver in the improvement of the price and performance of automation solutions is technological advancements. Improvements in vision sensing, gripping, and information systems have led to automation technology being smarter, better networked, and more useful in production operations.
Automate Your Appliance Manufacturing Operations With AMD
If you’re looking to automate your appliance manufacturing facility, the experts at AMD are here to help.
At AMD, we specialize in engineering cutting-edge and cost-effective automation solutions to help customers improve the reliability, safety, and profitability of their manufacturing applications. For customers in the appliance manufacturing industry, we can design and build custom automated systems for the manufacture of large appliances (e.g., ovens, refrigerators, and washers/dryers) and small appliances (e.g., fans, humidifiers/dehumidifiers, and toaster ovens). Whether the manufacturing process calls for bending or assembly, we can produce equipment that suits the part and production specifications. They can handle the production of a wide range of appliance components, such as:
- Electrical power systems
- Electronic control modules
- Fluid pumps
- Lighting systems
- Tubing systems
Our team of experts consists of over 100 highly trained engineers and technicians with over 23 years of industry experience and over 1000 successfully completed projects. They have the knowledge and skills to provide custom automation solutions that fully meet and/or exceed the expectations of customers.
To learn more about how we serve the automation needs of the appliance manufacturing industry or discuss your automation requirements with one of our experts, contact us today.