Custom Assembly Systems to Suit Semi-Automatic or Automatic Operations

From lean semi-automatic assembly stations to large synchronous precision indexing machines, ABCO designs and builds assembly equipment to meet specific client needs, adhere to the budget, and deliver on-time. ABCO recognizes that not all operations can be fully automated—whether the part or assembly process is difficult to automate—so we can design and build a semi-automatic system that not only improves the manufacturing process but retains operator assistance as a key resource in the process. We can also design and build fully automated assembly systems that cover the entire process from automatic loading and assembly transfers to testing, inspecting, packing and unloading. Regardless of the assembly system type, above anything else, we strive to design and build a system that delivers a quick return on investment. ABCO uses a broad range of technologies in its equipment, including:

  • Resistance

  • Laser and ultrasonic welding

  • Laser marking

  • Machine vision for inspection and positioning

  • Servo-presses

  • Robotics

  • Poke yoke error-proofing along with downtime

  • Takt time

  • Efficiency reporting

Put ABCO’s experienced Design Build team to work creating a safe, reliable, and robust semi-automated or automated assembly equipment. We aim at providing high-quality solutions with competitive pricing and lead times.


Application Criteria: Design and build a motor/fan housing assembly system that would improve the quality and efficiency of two production processes for a professional trimmer product line. Perform multiple operations, such as picking, placing, and assembling, from a single robot.

Motor/fan Housing Assembly System Components:

  • FANUC M-10iA robot with a two-camera guidance package and custom end effector

  • FANUC LR Mate 200iC robot with custom dual gripper type end effector

  • Two indexing belt infeed conveyors: for fan and gas tank

  • Vibratory bowl feeder

  • Machined tooling

  • Tubing de-reelers

  • Pneumatically actuated tubing feed and cut mechanisms

  • Air cylinder

  • Two gravity chutes

  • Perimeter welding

  • Bielomatik welder

  • Control system

The FANUC LR Mate 200iC is a tabletop size robot with a slimmer arm profile, lighter weight and offers the highest dexterity, faster sustained speed and superior positioning accuracies, making it the ideal robot for a variety of applications including assembly.

The FANUC M-10iA robot boasts the highest wrist movements and inertia in its class with a payload capacity of 10 kg or 22 lbs. With a wrist interference radius of only 110 mm or 4.33 inches, the M-10iA is about easy access into narrow spaces and easy integration into narrow spaces and small cells.

Robotic Assembly: Industrial And Consumer Products


  • High caliber engineering knowledge and capabilities

  • A team that thrives on complex automated machine design

  • A partner that stands behind our designs 100 percent of the time

  • Excellent conceptual equipment and systems controls strategies

  • Detailed engineering and design

  • Comprehensive documentation

  • Machine assembly and startup support

  • Field support as a value-added service


  • Appliances

  • Automotive

  • Chemical

  • Consumer goods

  • Cosmetics

  • Electronics

  • Fiber optics and glass

  • Food and beverage

  • Medical devices

  • Pharmaceutical

  • Plastics

  • Power generation

  • Textiles

  • Tobacco


  • Automated assembly

  • Large material handling

  • Parts orientation and marking

  • Multi-station work cells

  • Product packaging