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Rimrock Automation - Experts in Robotic Integration

For 25 years Rimrock Automation, formerly ABB Flexible Automation, has provided expert robotic integration solutions for material removal, machine tending, and material handling applications. Recently combined with Rimrock Corporation, they have become the largest general manufacturing integrator in North America providing expert robotic solutions. Together Rimrock's three locations have installed over 7,500 robots. Rimrock’s robot integration capabilities include the design, manufacture, & installation of ABB, KUKA, & Gudel based robotic systems.

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Rimrock Automation
SloganExperts in Robotic Integration
Type [[Company_Type:=Private|Private]]
Founded [[Year_Started:=1982|1982]]
FounderABB - Flexible Automation
Headquarters Template:Country data US [[City:=New Berlin|New Berlin]], [[State_Name:=Wisconsin|Wisconsin]], [[Country_Name:=United States|USA]]
Key people[[Key_Person1:=Dave Dulak|Dave Dulak]], Marketing
Industry[[NAICS_Code1_Title:=Engineering Services|Engineering Services]]
Contact 2865 S Calhoun Rd
New Berlin, WI 53151
Reference NAICS: 541330
Region: [[Region1:=Milwaukee County|Milwaukee]]

Robot Automation Products

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RoboFinisher 200 - Standard Robotic Polishing, Finishing, and/or Buffing System

Robotic Trimming Automation - Plastics & Composites

  • RoboRouter-Robotic systems predesigned specifically for automation of routing, cutting, & trimming operations on composite or plastic parts.
    • RoboRouter 100- Pre-Engineered robotic routing system for medium to high volume part families in sizes up to 4' X 4' X 3'.
    • RoboRouter 200-Pre-Engineered robotic trimming & routing system for medium to high volume part families in sizes up to 8' x 5' x 8' with stationary robot mount or 8' x 5' x 45' when using the optional robot track.
  • TrimWare HMI-Comprehensive operator interface package for robot automated cutting, trimming, and routing.
  • ShapeWare-

Robotic Machine Tending Automation

  • RMT (Robotic Machine Tending System)- Rimrock's pre-engineered robotic machine tending system is designed to automate tending of 1 to 3 machine tools & can incorporate a variety of secondary processing equipment modules such as a part washer or inspection station.
  • CellWare HMI-Comprehensive operator interface package for robotic machine tending applications.

Robotic Finishing, Buffing, & Polishing Automation

  • RoboFinisher-Robotic systems predesigned specifically for automation of polishing, buffing, & finishing operations on metal parts.
    • RoboFinisher 100- Complete robotic solution for buffing & polishing metal parts. It is designed to accommodate a wide variation of parts in sizes up to 12" x 18" x 30".
    • RoboFinisher 200- Pre-engineered robotic finishing system for parts with process intensive polishing, finishing, & buffing operations.
  • Compliant Finishing Machines-The CFM product line is constructed to finish metal parts in sizes from a few inches up to 12" x 18" x 30", and can accommodate up to 4 operations using a single machine.
    • CFM-100-7.5 HP single head, compliant finisher
    • CFM-200-7.5 HP dual head, compliant finisher
    • CFM-300-3 HP, low mass compliant polisher
  • FinishWare HMI-Touch screen interface for robotic finishing systems with production reporting & process adjustment controls.

Robot Automation Services

Robot Service, Training, & Consulting

Rimrock’s service department has a comprehensive robot service, training, & consulting program. Over 25 field technicians are available to assist with service & integration of robots, systems, and Rimrock automation equipment. Rimrock services ABB, Fanuc, Gudel, KUKA, & Motoman robot systems. Click on a link below to learn more about Rimrock’s robot service, training, or consulting offerings.

Robotic Applications - System Design & Integration

Robotic Material Removal Automation

Rimrock's Material Removal experience includes metals, plastics, and composite materials. Pre-engineered product lines are available for finishing, sawing, and routing. Rimrock has a variety of predesigned options for part infeed, outfeed, and handling. Our systems are designed to meet your process requirements with a quick return on investment. Click on a link below to learn more about a specific robotic material removal application.

Robotic Material Handling Automation

Rimrock's material handling automation improves the efficiency of manufacturing processes. Rimrock's automation exceeds human limitations of speed, reliability, and strength. The return on investment of Rimrock's solutions is outstanding when handling medium to high volume part families. Rimrock's solutions can use multiple part grippers or vision systems, and are ideal for handling large or unusual part shapes.

Robotic Machine Tending Automation

Automated machine tending has improved the profitability and competitive advantage of thousands of manufacturers. For over 25 years, Rimrock's machine tending solutions have increased throughput, lowered inventories, and reduced rework - fostering lean manufacturing. Rimrock uses proprietary products, vision systems, gantries, and robotics to provide machine tending solutions.

Robotic Machine Vision Systems

Rimrock, an integrator of machine vision systems since 1986, is a forerunner in the application of vision for manufacturing. Rimrock designs for the harshest environments, and has successfully dealt with vision difficulties such as vibration, low lighting, small part variations, & high speed manufacturing.

  • One-dimensional measurement in a fixed location
  • Imaging mass conveyed parts
  • Presence sensing & part verification
  • Gauging & measuring
  • Part orientation & sorting
  • Pick & place systems
  • Layered dunnage or part picking
  • Machine tending
  • Assembly
  • Part inspection & flaw detection
  • 3D welding
  • Dispensing
  • Material removal
  • Material handling

Robotic Spot Welding Automation

Robotic Spot Welding systems from Rimrock provide the lowest cost per part solution. The high robot mean time between failure combined with Rimrock’s robust cabling solutions & weld gun tooling optimize your Manufacturing uptime. Rimrock’s spot welding solutions are ideal when product requirements call for precision, quality, & speed beyond human limitations.

Locations & Contact Information

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Rimrock Automation, Formerly ABB-Flexible Automation

Rimrock Automation

2865 S Calhoun Rd
New Berlin, WI 53151
Phone: 262-432-0600
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