MASC Company Directory

Automation Alley is completing their Michigan Automated Systems Collaborative (MASC) project with Advance Michigan in 2018. The MASC structure will remain in place beyond our grant period to continue developing strategic partnerships between industry, academia, government, research and professional associations. 

Build robotic systems, conveyor systems, and automation equipment as well as special machines.

Comau is a technology and innovation leader that offers complete engineering solutions, from product development to the realization of industrial process and automation systems in various industries. Our dynamic research and development process is constantly improving the global benchmarks for advanced industrial automation systems. Our considerable experience in body welding and assembly, powertrain, and robotics allows us to engineer and develop custom equipment for flexible automation and assembly systems that suit the manufacturing requirements in industries such Automotive, Aerospace, Rail, Commercial Vehicles, Agricultural, Renewable Energy, Heavy Industry, Military, and Recreational Vehicles. Our familiarity with complex bills of materials, strong supply chain management and a network of 24 operating centers in 13 countries, allows Comau to provide our customers with innovative solutions and unparalleled support anywhere in the world.

With 4 plants covering 215,278 Sq. Feet (20,000 Sq. m) of manufacturing space and 100 employees, FAS is a turn key assembly systems manufacturer experienced in producing systems ranging from low volume to high volume and small car to commercial truck in all global automotive markets.

We offer an extensive range of products with innovative systems and components for assembly and handling technology. Our parallel and angular grippers, tool changers, alignment devices and load limiters, robot transport units, force-and-torque-sensors and customised solutions are used by customers in many countries worldwide. Companies across all sectors place their trust in our products. Quality, technical expertise and industry knowledge are our most important factors for success.

Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (MMTC) provides Michigan’s small and medium sized manufacturers with operational assessment, process improvement training, mentoring services, website technical assistance and market diversification tactics. MMTC is the Michigan affiliate of federal Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership through the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Headquartered in Plymouth, the MMTC has five affiliate offices located in Grand Rapids, Marquette, Saginaw, and Traverse City to serve Michigan manufacturers.

Omnico AGV Inc. is introducing a revolutionary concept in Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) technology.  AGVs have made big inroads in automotive assembly operations.  AGV requirements often change to meet demands for flexible manufacturing and material handling. Three deficiencies were identified in current AGVs, the lack of ability to maneuver in confined space, the lack of ability to resize & reconfigure the AGV platform and the lack of ability to readily reconfigure navigation pathways.  Omnico AGV has technical innovations that address these deficiencies.

Orion Test Systems and Engineering designs and manufactures custom test and assembly equipment as well as providing engineering consulting. We have detailed experience in module test and mechatronics. We are skilled in the CAN protocal and have a mahine shop.

Staubli is a leading manufacturer of automatic connection systems and robotic systems, with a global presence in over 50 countries.

An innovative and flexible solver of customer problems build on a solid foundation of family, German precision engineering, flexibility and strong partnerships. We are large enough to support metrology and automotive styling customers all around the world and at the same time we focus on those customers as individuals, requiring unique solutions.

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About MASC

Michigan Automated Systems Collaborative (MASC) is a strategic partnership consisting of industry, academia, government, research and professional associations. Our mission is to promote, attract, and grow the robotic and automated system industries in the state of Michigan. MASC aims to make Michigan the national leader in the design, development and manufacturing of automated systems and related robotic technologies.  

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John Bedz

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