This article showcases our top picks for the best Michigan based Industrial Automation companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Industrial Automation industry, but are all exceptional startups and companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Michigan Industrial Automation Companies
Guardhat is a multi-product, feature-packed intelligent safety system that integrates cutting edge wearable technology and advanced proprietary software. It is equipped to detect, alert and help prevent hazardous industrial work-related incidents.
It is designed to collect and analyze data to support and improve industrial worker safety programs.. .
Coherix develops and manufactures three-dimensional machine vision products for error-proofing needs in automotive, semiconductor, and electronic industries, as well as industrial, commercial, and government clients. It offers inspection, metrology, and bead inspection systems.
They provides services in the areas of measurement, calibration, training and part programming, preventative maintenance, and research and development aspects.. .
Behco, Inc. (formerly Axis Systems), is a quad-technology distributor and integrator providing motion control solutions with pneumatic, hydraulic, electro-mechanical, and collaborative robotic technologies.
Full application engineering and manufacturing capabilities coupled with a ‘customer comes first’ attitude makes us the ideal partner for your motion control, fluid control and automation requirements.. .
FANUC America Corporation provides products and services for robotics, CNC systems, and factory automation solutions. It is dedicated to helping manufacturers maximize productivity with the world’s most innovative automation.
FANUC’s innovative technologies and proven expertise help manufacturers in the Americas maximize efficiency, reliability, and profitability. Markets served include: Aerospace, Agriculture, Assembly, Automation, Automotive, Construction, Education, Energy, Fabricating, Food, General Motion Control, Machine Tool, Material Handling, Material Removal, Medical, Metal Fabrication, Metalforming, Mold & Die, and Woodworking..
Perceptron develops, produces and sells a comprehensive range of automated industrial metrology products and solutions to manufacturing organizations for dimensional gauging, dimensional inspection and 3D scanning. Products include 3D machine vision solutions, robot guidance, coordinate measuring machines, laser scanning and advanced analysis software.
Global automotive, aerospace and other manufacturing companies rely on Perceptron’s metrology solutions to assist in managing their complex manufacturing processes to improve quality, shorten product launch times and reduce costs.. .
Henniges provides automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with sealing systems for doors, windows, trunks, lift gates, sunroofs and hoods. The company also supplies the automotive market with anti-vibration products, encapsulated glass, and other rubber components.
Henniges sells to all major Automotive OEM customers and operates facilities in North America, Europe, and China. The company has over 7,100 employees worldwide..
Radley For over 40 years They’ve specialized in providing software solutions throughout the supply chain to help customers improve and automate processes, streamline workflows, reduce errors and run as “lean” as possible to ensure the most efficient production, best quality and highest revenue for their business. Their platform of solutions fills the gaps that many businesses have within their existing ERP or business system.
Easily integrating with ERP software, back-end systems, machines, equipment, scales and more, Radley brings the iOT (internet of things) together to truly maximize on your data. Radley doesn’t simply provide software; They’re focused on being your Total Solution provider, encompassing all aspects of your project.
Their decades of experience in a variety of industries and with manufacturers all over the world allows us to configure Radley software to meet your specific needs: your industry, your process and your unique workflows.. .
Heartland Industries provides hemp-based additives for American manufacturers who want to make higher quality end products. We are creating a reliable supply chain of carbon-negative hemp materials that can be leveraged by manufacturers across market sectors.
Our flagship facility in Detroit, Michigan will be built to process over 1,400,000 pounds of hemp every day. At scale, this facility will remove over 2,000,000 pounds of CO2 from the atmosphere on a daily basis.
Almost everything that can be seen or touched is made from plastics, metals, woods, textiles, resins, or concrete. Infusing hemp into these existing raw materials allows manufacturers to make stronger, lighter, cheaper, and more sustainable products.
Join us on the journey of making a world out of hemp.. .
Perceptron, Inc. (Perceptron), develops, produces and sells non-contact measurement and inspection solutions for industrial applications.
Perceptron products provide solutions for manufacturing process control, as well as sensor and software technologies for non-contact measurement, scanning and inspection applications. The Company services multiple markets, including the automotive industry.
The Company’s primary operations are in North America, Europe and Asia. The Company’s products are categorized as automated systems products, technology components products, and value added services.
On August 30, 2012, the Company sold substantially all of the assets of Commercial Products Business Unit (CBU).. .
Jervis B. Webb Company
A worldwide leader in providing material handling solutions through conveyor systems and conveyor services Their company was founded in 1919 by Jervis Bennett Webb, an engineer who developed the forged rivetless chain conveyor. This invention revolutionized the automotive industry – and was the first in a long, continuous line of Webb Company innovations.
Their mission is to engineer, manufacture, and install material handling systems – such as modular conveyors — that increase productivity, improve product quality, and provide production flexibility – all while decreasing lead time and inventory requirements.. .
Specializing in factory automation systems, Koops designs and builds innovative machines and equipment for world-class manufacturers across a broad array of industries. Excellent customer support, rock solid engineering solutions and reliable project management have been the hallmark of our business.
Their services include 3D mechanical design, electrical/controls design, project management, production line integration, service and support.. .
ITrack LLC has successfully completed its search for an investor/commercialization partner. They strongly believe that having an established and successful Michigan based engineering/ manufacturing company (Royal Oak Industries/ Grindstone Capital LLC) as an investor/business development collaborator will be very important to the commercialization their Department of Defense (DOD) funded ($4,500,000) navigation/ tracking technology.
They plan to move their company operations from its Oakland University Business INCubator facilities to Royal Oak Industries U.S. headquarters in Lake Orion, Michigan in early 2010.
This new home will provide iTrack LLC with the necessary office and engineering space along with the administrative, financial and overall commercialization support from Royal Oak Industries personnel.. .
Robotic Industries Association
Robotic Industries Association is a North American trade group organized specifically to serve the robotics industry. Its member companies include robot manufacturers, users, system integrators, component suppliers, research groups, and consulting firms.
The online platform, Robotics Online, is also sponsored by Robotic Industries Association, and it provides information to help engineers, managers, and executives apply and justify robotics and flexible automation. Its online platform includes a buyer’s guide with a search engine function, along with industry insights, daily news updates, case studies, technical papers, event calendar, job openings, an ask the experts forum, and much more.
Founded in 1974, Robotic Industries Association is headquartered in Ann Arbor, M.I.. .
Easom Automation Systems
Easom today is a combination of two businesses that both started in 1945. George Easom started a business named Easom Engineering Co.
that provided engineering design and detailing services to tool builders in the greater Detroit area. Jack Haines Company also started in 1945 in garage shop providing detail-machining services to machine tool builders.
Both start up companies serviced the large and small tool builders in Detroit´s machine automation market. Easom offered engineering services while Jack Haines Company machined small parts.
The two companies operated separately until 1983 when Easom Engineering began to contract Jack Haines Company to manufacture their patented indexing device call a Cymonic Drive. Jack Haines Company had developed a very special planetary transmission that the automobile manufactures used in their manufacturing / final assembly plants.
The companies remained independent until Jack Haines Company was purchased by the Besl family from ERG Industries in 2000. The Besl family had purchased Easom Engineering in 1996.
Jack Haines Company was merged with Easom Engineering and Manufacturing Co. in 2001 and became Easom..
Applied Manufacturing Technologies
AMT creatively solves robotic automation challenges. We provide complete engineered solutions with talented, experienced engineers and NO product or hardware agenda.
This allows us to offer a unique and unbiased automation solution that fit your robotic automation needs regardless of size. We offer the AMT Advantage, which separates us from the pack.
We have over 29 years as a full-service Automation Solutions Integrator with the unique ability to engage with a manufacturer at any point in their process. “We never intended to be just another automation robotics & engineering firm.
Our experience and skill in applying manufacturing technology is unsurpassed in the industry,” CEO Mike Jacobs. At AMT, we have successfully built a company of relevant automation robotics technologies under one roof with a depth of knowledge and experience that exists solely to add value to our customers’ performance.
With over 29 years’ experience and 5,000+ successfully executed automation projects worldwide, we can bring that same expertise to your company- let us show you how! To get a complimentary consultation and more information, go to http://www.appliedmfg.com. .
With more than 151,000 robots installed worldwide, Kawasaki is a leading supplier of industrial robots and robotic automation systems with a broad product portfolio, able to service a wide range of applications across diverse industries. Kawasaki Robotics (USA), Inc.
is a subsidiary company of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., Robot Division of Japan, and is headquartered in Wixom, Michigan, with sales and service offices in North and South America. Kawasaki has incorporated over 45 years of experience as a robot industry leader into the development of the most technically advanced controllers and the highest quality robots..
Mission Design & Automation
Mission Design & Automation in automation technology for a diverse mix of industries, Mission Design and Automation was founded on the principle of treating all stakeholders customers, employees, suppliers and partners with the highest degree of integrity. While maintaining this principle at its core, Mission has sustained significant growth for more than a decade through expansion into new industries and geographies, as well as the growth of relationships with both new and existing customers.
Mission specializes in the design and manufacturing of highly complex automation solutions for the automotive, office furniture, medical and consumer goods industries, serving customers in North America.. .
A way that puts control back in the hands of partners. A way that ensures the highest quality and the latest in innovations.
A way that saves clients time and money, boosting efficiency and effectiveness. And, along the way, their founders set up a company that not only pushed the bounds of the achievable, but created a workplace built on compassion for its employees.
They may have created an industry, but that’s only one source of their pride.. .
At Flotronics Automation, they provide automation products from the most progressive manufacturers in the fluid power industry to solve the intricate process or machinery needs of their customers. Their products can be used in conveying, safety, enclosures, and other applications.
Their versatile products are highly compatible, and can be integrated into any system or process you need them to. They specialize in creating solutions for their customers’ unique needs and their knowledgeable sales staff is always available to help you find which of their products will work best for you..
Logic Plus was incorporated in 1987, since then we have grown to become a well-known controls company with many capabilities. Thanks to our years of experience we are able to cater to many different industries and a variety of customer needs, from multiple die garage door presses, tank farms, alternative energy systems, to sand handling systems.
Our commitment to our customer is a simple one; that you will not find finer controls or control panels than ones we design and build. Our quality and integrity is the key to our success, and we have a strong commitment to safety, both yours and ours.
We strive for excellence and success by focusing on customer satisfaction; if you are not satisfied with your controls solution,. .
Provider of industrial automation and process control systems and equipment services in the United States. The company engages in designing, engineering, manufacturing, integrating, testing, installing, training, and maintaining industrial automation and process control systems and equipment.
It also offers project management and emergency services. The company serves steel and metals, food and beverage processing, packaging and material handling, power generation, mining, paper converting, environmental, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, and ship building industries, as well as departments of transportation and municipalities.
It also offers supervisory control and data. .
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