AMS’s Machine Automation Factory

Come tour our Cincinnati, Ohio, facility and learn how automation systems are designed and built

Take a Look Inside Our Automation Facility

Our established machine automation factory in Cincinnati, Ohio, has consistently solved manufacturing challenges. We design, build and test all machines in our facility and provide customers with:

  • A 99.5% on-time delivery record.
  • A 97% customer satisfaction rating.
  • Our proven 17-step proven process.
  • Engineering only option: work with us on engineering design before committing to a build partner.

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We’d love to have you tour our facility in-person. During a tour you’ll witness our 17-step process, see live demonstrations (pending build schedules) and meet our team. Fill out this form and our team will be in contact to schedule your tour.

Our Wall of Fame

At AMS, we pride ourselves on our previous projects and how we were able to help our customers solve their unique pain points. We can also look to past projects as potential solutions for our next challenge. This wall contains just a few of the many unique designs AMS has been able to complete. Explore the different industries, processes, and solutions we have provided.

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At AMS, we pride ourselves on our previous projects and how we were able to help our customers solve their unique pain points. We can also look to past projects as potential solutions for our next challenge. This wall contains just a few of the many unique designs AMS has been able to complete. View this page on a larger screen to explore the different industries, processes, and solutions we have provided.

Nut Insertion for Medical Industry

Nut Insertion for Medical Industry

AMS designed and built a machine using a 6-axis Yaskawa robotic arm and induction heat coil to insert 24 brass nuts from an automatic bowl feeder into a lighting cover used in medical capital equipment.
Leak Testing for Medical

Leak Testing for Medical

AMS built a custom station using a Z-Axis air leak test instrument to ensure integrity of the part’s assembly and subassembly through a vacuum decay test.

Glue Dispensing and Curing for Medical

Glue Dispensing and Curing for Medical

Three stations were designed and built by AMS for a local medical device manufacturer to dispense precise amounts of glue then UV cure the adhesive, with inspection of proper amount dispensed and part alignment. Numerous verification sensors and data-collection features were also added.

Infrared Staking for Medical

Infrared Staking for Medical

AMS built a machine that uses infrared staking to simultaneously join two adhesive retaining tabs on the sides of a small medical device. The machine featured quick, interchangeable fixtures for two different assemblies and made compatible with customer’s data export criteria

Spot Welding for Medical

Spot Welding for Medical

During the COVID-19 pandemic, AMS was approached by a customer to build six stations that included two ultrasonic welders and two leak testers per station. The client needed a process for joining parts of a plastic ventilator filter and ensuring the assembly’s integrity through a leak test.

Ultrasonic staking Dial Table

Ultrasonic staking Dial Table

AMS designed and integrated a three position rotary dial table to ultrasonically stake 15 bosses on a class A surface washer door. With each staking location, the 30kHz actuators were mounted on a single platen to weld two bosses at a time, with eight weld cycles taking place. The third station featured an auto-unload process onto a conveyor with a cycle time of less than 40 seconds per part.

Heated Nut Insertion for Plastic Processors

Heated Nut Insertion for Plastic Processors

AMS built and designed a machine to install eight brass inserts into a polypropylene housing using two FANUC robots. The machine was able to process two housings simultaneously while installing four inserts onto each housing.

Collar Pressing and Ultrasonic Welding for Plastic Processor

Collar Pressing and Ultrasonic Welding for Plastic Processor

AMS designed and built a 5-position dial table with three SCARA robots, two with 40 kHz ultrasonic welding stacks and one pick ‘n place. Compression limiters are pressed at station two, and the welding is done at stations three and four. An airline for horn and converter cooling is connected to the robots. The machine has a pick and place system to automatically remove parts from the dial into a good/bad part shoot. The machine includes poka-yoke features and part present detection at each station.

Ultrasonic Welding for Automotive

Ultrasonic Welding for Automotive

AMS designed and built an ultrasonic welding machine to spot weld eleven locations per part. The machine has a non marking fixture and 2 stations back-to-back of one another that are able to operate independently of one another. One station for the RH side still and the other for the LH side still. The machine provides semi-automatic operation, poka-yoke functions, and completes the process in 37 seconds per side. Special components include a sonic weld nest and pneumatic powered lower drawer style loading fixture guided by THK rails.

Collar Pressing for Automotive

Collar Pressing for Automotive

AMS designed and built a single-nested pneumatic collar press machine to assemble ten collars to a lower plate separator. This machine also featured a removable tooling plate and upper platen, allowing for rebuild to accommodate future programs.

Ultrasonic Welding for Plastic Processors

Ultrasonic Welding for Plastic Processors

AMS built a machine using Branson Ultrasonic Welders and a shuttle system to weld a filter material into the bottom of automotive carbon canisters. The machine was equipped with three full wavelength ultrasonic horns.

Wheel Liner for Automotive

Wheel Liner for Automotive

AMS designed and built an RH/LH clip driving machine for a German Tier 1 supplier of interior plastic underbody components. The machine featured magnetic clip retention and sensor verification for correct installation and orientation of the metal clips to the wheel liner.

Press Machine for Automotive

Press Machine for Automotive

AMS Designed and built an ultrasonic staking machine to weld two plastic components together on a class A surface interior dashboard component. The machine featured two 35kHz ultrasonic welding actuators mounted to a single platen for precise weld consistency and clean cosmetic surfaces.

Leak Testing and Precision Fastening for Automotive

Leak Testing and Precision Fastening for Automotive

AMS was involved in the subassembly process for a pipe comp with a heat shield for one of our automotive manufacturers. We built machines to join the heat shield with screwdriving and leak test the assembled part through a line of integrated AMS systems.

Leak Testing and Precision Fastening for Automotive

Leak Testing and Precision Fastening for Automotive

AMS was involved in the subassembly process for a pipe comp with a heat shield for one of our automotive manufacturers. We built machines to join the heat shield with a screwdriver and leak-test the assembled part through a line of integrated AMS systems.

Leak Testing, Precision Fastening, and Nut Insertion for Automotive

Leak Testing, Precision Fastening, and Nut Insertion for Automotive

AMS designed and built a single nest, AMS NI-401 platform style induction heated nut insertion machine to install two brass M4 nuts into an air cleaner housing. This machine uses a SCARA Robot for the nut insertion, a vibratory bowl feeder, and induction heating system for the inserts. The machine jigs contain pneumatic and electric quick connections for interchangeability.

Surefire Automation Plan

  • Share your automation goals with one of our application engineers.
  • We’ll guide you through our proven process.
  • Sit back and enjoy the outstanding results.