Optimation has been acquired by Re:Build Manufacturing, a company whose mission is to re-shore manufacturing back to the United States through technology and expertise. Their number one principle is caring for their team members and putting their safety before anything else. We concur with this statement, and it got us thinking about how American manufacturing has paved the way in occupational safety and health of their workers. It is critical to send every worker home the way they came to work.
Re:Build Manufacturing (https://www.rebuildmanufacturing.com/) announced the acquisition of Optimation Technology (Rochester, NY) significantly expanding and adding capabilities to their Total Production Solutions group.
Optimation Technology has been hiring to keep up with the large demand of new projects coming down the pipe. We have hired 12 new employees within the last year.
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Real life experience shared by Joseph (Joe) Sebastian, our Principal Engineer / Regional Manager Eastern Automation and Controls about some of the issues Optimation has run into when diving into an engineering project, specifically discussing the importance of documentation.
We manufacturers know what a robot is and is not - and for all intents and purposes it’s not Data from Star Trek, Luke Skywalker’s sidekick, nor is it an angry AI bot from the new Netflix hit Mitchell’s versus The Machines (Hot Tip: If you have kids this is a must watch family fun film - You’re welcome.)
A blog based on an interview with Bill Pollock, CEO of Optimation
Manufacturing in America:
No matter your level of awareness of why domestic manufacturing is of vital importance, the truth has always been that our safety and sovereignty as a nation are rooted in our ability to be resilient and independent. The so-called "global economy", something that is full of opportunity and wonder in many ways, has had an unintended consequence that we must collectively correct. 2020 proved that to us all.
Skid Based Systems are one type of innovative solution for designing new or modifying existing manufacturing processes. Skid systems are named for their ability to be fabricated in their entirety ready to subsequently be integrated into a process for either permanent or temporary use.
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As manufacturers strive for a zero-incident workplace, they fight with realities like the 2nd law of thermodynamics. This law essentially says that entropy exists in nature and the natural course of entropy is the tendency of systems to go towards disorder. What that means for all human activity - be it manufacturing or making an omelet - is that we must exert quality energy to combat this natural law. We at Optimation take this very seriously and we know that when we reach a benchmark, we must celebrate with setting even higher ones.
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You may be a startup firm with some promising IP and a dream, a researcher with a lab scale manufacturing line, or a manufacturer with an established product and a great market who needs additional manufacturing capacity. In each case you need a new manufacturing machine or a new production line, and you need a firm skilled and capable of designing and fabricating the unique and custom manufacturing equipment and systems to meet your requirements. There are a lot of different products and even more ways to manufacture them. Your product may be a food product, a pharmaceutical or a chemical. It might be a discrete product requiring machining or assembly or an item manufactured at high speed on a roll-to-roll process and then converted to its usable form. Independent of what it is you need and how it is manufactured, how do you find a qualified company to design and build it for you? In many cases you will start a search on Google or ThomasNet, testing several key words try to find a few qualified suppliers that you can talk to. After you do that, how do you vet them, check capabilities, and make the best selection for what you need to have engineered, designed, fabricated, and commissioned?
Electrical safety is important because electricity may cause serious injuries, or even fatalities.