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Applied Manufacturing Technologies Achieves Prestigious FANUC Growth Award for Outstanding Robot Sales

Applied Manufacturing Technologies FANUC Award for Outstanding Growth of Robotic Sales

A FANUC Authorized System Integrator, AMT was recognized for the attainment of stellar year-over-year growth in FANUC robot sales for 2018.

Orion, MI – June 26, 2019 Applied Manufacturing Technologies (AMT), North America’s largest independent automation engineering company supporting manufacturers, robot companies, systems integrators, line builders and users of robotic automation worldwide, today announced the company has received the FANUC Growth Award for Authorized System Integrators.  AMT is recognized for outstanding year-over-year robot sales growth in 2018.

The Growth Award for Outstanding Robot Sales is awarded annually at the FANUC Automated System Integrator (ASI) Conference. The 2018 recipients were announced in early 2019 at the 20th annual ASI Conference in Scottsdale, AZ.

“We sincerely value our decades-long relationship with AMT.  They are widely recognized in industry for excellence in concepting, simulation, engineering, and execution of advanced robotic automation systems,” said Dick Motley, director of FANUC’s Authorized System Integrator group.   “Their contributions have improved manufacturing processes and helped maximize productivity for a wide range of customers.  We look forward to supporting AMT’s continued growth and success in delivering high-value automation solutions.”

“I am honored to accept this award on behalf of the AMT team,” said Michael Jacobs, president and CEO of AMT.  “Our company is dedicated to staying at the forefront of manufacturing technologies, and our long partnership with FANUC has given us the tools and support we need to allow us to be successful in that mission.”

AMT is a specialist in robotic material handling and custom machine building applications in a variety of industries, including automotive, food and beverage, consumer goods, packaging, aerospace, and tire and rubber.  Headquartered in Orion, MI, AMT’s team of 120 experienced and highly-trained robot automation engineers serve clients across North America and globally.  The company’s broad service offerings include engineering studies and design consulting, turnkey control systems, collaborative robots, and automation training.   AMT also designs customized automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS) to provide unique solutions to speed up and optimize the order fulfillment process for e-commerce fulfillment centers.

About Applied Manufacturing Technologies

Founded in 1989, Applied Manufacturing Technologies is an industry leader in robot automation engineering, manufacturing systems integration, and turnkey industrial controls globally. More than 120 experienced and highly-trained controls and automation engineers with over 1,250 combined years of experience are engaged in automation projects across an array of industries.  With a deep bench of experienced, innovative automation engineers, consultants, and programmers, AMT assists customers with projects at any stage of development, from conceptualization and design to troubleshooting and expansion. From AMT’s Orion, Michigan headquarters, the company has engineered over 25,000 automation systems worldwide on 5,500 projects for over 600 customers.  For more information, visit AMT’s website, LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

About FANUC America Corporation

FANUC America Corporation is a subsidiary of FANUC CORPORATION in Japan, and provides industry-leading robotics, CNC systems, and factory automation.  FANUC’s innovative technologies and proven expertise help manufacturers in the Americas maximize productivity, reliability, and profitability.

FANUC America is headquartered at 3900 W. Hamlin Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48309, and has facilities in:  Atlanta; Boston; Charlotte; Chicago; Cincinnati; Cleveland; Houston; Los Angeles; Minneapolis; Montreal; Pine Brook, NJ; Pontiac, MI; San Francisco; Seattle; Toronto; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Sao Paulo, and Manaus, Brazil; and Aguascalientes, Monterrey, and Queretaro, Mexico.  For more information, please call: 888-FANUC-US (888-326-8287) or visit our website:

RIA Features Rick Vanden Boom as Industry Expert in Cobot Article

On August 28th, 2018, the Robotics Industries Association released an article by Tanya M. Anandan about the emergence of fenceless automation on manufacturing floors. Rick Vanden Boom, Vice President of Systems here at AMT, discussed how individually analyzing each operating floor enables a unique collaborative solution to be developed based on the needs and goals of a business.

Vanden Boom also explained that collaborative technology has advanced the throughput capabilities and safety features of companies around the world. End-of-Arm and sensing programs allow FANUC robots to operate side-by-side with their human counterparts, improving the overall performance of a business.

To learn more, read the full article about fenceless robots on RIA’s website.

If you have any questions about automation or would like the AMT Solutions team to help you decide if automation is right for your business, feel free to get in touch with us.

AMT is headed to IMTS

Applied Manufacturing Technologies is going to IMTS 2018! FANUC has invited us to participate as one of its Authorized System Integrators (ASI) in FANUC’s ASI booth space in the North hall along with a few other FANUC ASIs. Our demo area will showcase both our system integration and engineering service capabilities.

AMT is part of FANUC America’s ASI Network

FANUC America has an extremely talented and experienced group of robotic integrators that are part of its ASI Network for automation systems. From pharmaceutical to woodworking, FANUC America offers industrial robots for almost any application with payloads ranging from .5kg to 2300kg. FANUC’s ASIs are ready to analyze your system requirements and provide a robotic solution that will improve quality, throughput, and productivity to give you the return on investment you are looking for.

Where Dreamers & Doers Connect

The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) has traditionally been heralded as a prime opportunity to see technology up close and be able to connect face to face with industry experts. This is the 32nd edition of the show held biannually in Chicago, Illinois. It is organized into ten pavilions focused on a wide range of industries, technologies and solutions. The last show in 2016 hosted over 115,000 visitors and over 2,400 exhibitors!


One of the keys to our involvement this year is to support FANUC’s FIELD system. FANUC will have over 250 machines from more than 100 exhibitors connected to its FIELD system live at IMTS. With FIELD system manufacturers can connect and extract information from ALL of their automation equipment, not just FANUC devices. This information can then be utilized in application programming, higher level in-plant systems, and even cloud-based platforms. The FIELD system is an open platform that makes it possible for manufacturers to leverage data from their plant floor equipment to drive operational improvements from insights tailored to their specific business.