Robotics Industry News
AMT Releases the jobHopper Portable Automation Workstation
Applied Manufacturing Technologies Posted 06/05/2020
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 – 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.