Robotic assembly cell

Assembly Systems

Knowing how to build smart machines that integrates the right tools to create parts efficiently and within spec is where TSG automation member company (STS) shines. They engineer, design and build special machines for part assembly and quality inspection in manufacturing.

They offer:

  • Integrated, automated assembly centers and systems
  • Vision inspection and quality audit machines
  • New, re-designed and repaired equipment
  • Control interfaces and safety systems
  • On-site support and troubleshooting
  • Designs that reduce capital equipment

Below are just a few of the applications that they build specialized solutions for:

  • Laser Welding (Certified Laser welding engineers)
  • MIG, TIG, Plasma and resistance welding
  • Spot welding
  • Stud welding
  • High-Pressure riveting/staking
  • Heat staking
  • Robotic material handling
  • Automation assembly
  • Nut and small part feeding
  • Pierce nut assembly
  • Assembly turntables
  • Conveyor systems
  • Product testing
  • Production Machining systems  

Assembly Centers and Systems

From staffed assembly centers to fully automated, lights-out production systems, TSG member companies integrate:

  • Dies
  • Presses
  • Robotics and automation equipment
  • Welding
  • Transfer systems
  • Part feeders

Work Samples



Vision Inspection and Quality Audit Machines

Going beyond the capabilities of the human eye (in endurance and accuracy), mid-stream inspection and audit machines are essential to keeping poor quality parts from making it into the end product.

New, Redesigned and Repaired Equipment

Taking into account your situation (facility, floor layout, current equipment, production life, etc.), we engineer a system that fits your need for the task at hand. Also, we will marry the best process for your production. This holds true even if it means having an actual person in production rather than a machine.  It is our goal to have our client’s best interests in mind.

Control Interfaces and Safety Systems

It can be easy to make a job harder than it needs to be, therefore, we focus on making user interfaces intuitive and simple by using integrated display panels.

Also, with safety being the most important feature for users, we build in:

  • Light curtains
  • Motion sensors
  • Emergency stops
  • Safety pads
  • Touch buttons
  • Safety fencing and complete enclosures

On-site Support and Troubleshooting

We do not call it a day after tryout or when your equipment has been shipped. We are there by your side, for setup at your facility, training your staff how to properly use and maintain the equipment, and we will continue to be of service for keeping your equipment running with our maintenance programs and troubleshooting experience.

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