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AMT Releases the jobHopper Portable Automation Workstation

AMT jobHopper

Seeing growth in collaborative robot applications, AMT releases jobHopper, a portable automation workstation which provides a flexible collaborative robotic solution to work side by side with human operators for changing manufacturing needs.

Orion, MI – June 2, 2020 – Applied Manufacturing Technologies (AMT), North America’s largest independent full-service systems integration provider supporting manufacturers, robot companies, systems integrators, line builders, and users of robotic automation worldwide, today introduced a new product, jobHopper, a flexible, portable collaborative robot workstation.

jobHopper is a customizable collaborative robot system which allows manufacturers to use a single portable robot for a variety of applications on the plant floor.  Its fenceless workstation permits side-by-side work with human operators.  jobHopper features FANUC’s industry-leading collaborative robot and controller to achieve a balance between productivity and flexibility.

The hand-guidance capability and intuitive flowchart-style operating system with touchscreen interface allow for quick deployment to complete a variety of tasks, including pick-and-place applications, machine tending, inspection, and more.

“As manufacturing returns to the U.S. through the recent reshoring trend, the market for collaborative automation has exploded,” said President and CEO Michael Jacobs.  “AMT has been receiving many requests to provide flexible, portable collaborative automation to manufacturers in a variety of industries.  We developed jobHopper to fill this need, which has been increasingly requested by our customers.”

To learn more about the jobHopper collaborative robot appliance, visit https://www.appliedmfg.com/jobhopper.

AMT is a specialist in full-service systems integration, also offering engineering services such as turnkey industrial controls, robotic programming, and automation consulting. Bringing together best-in-class technologies and custom automation, AMT provides high-quality, cost-effective automation solutions.  Our solutions have benefited manufacturers in automotive, aerospace, medical, alternative energy, fabricated metal, industrial machinery, rubber and plastics, food and beverage and many other industries.  AMT also designs customized hardware and software packages to support automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS) and distribution center systems integrators, providing 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 more than 600 customers.  For more information, visit AMT’s website, LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

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: www.fanucamerica.com.