Walter launches automation service

Published
February 20, 2024 - 08:45am
Walter

Walter Surface Technologies, a member of the A3 – Association for Advancing Automation, has partnered with a large network of North American system integrators and end-of-arm tool manufacturers to deliver robotic solutions for metalworking businesses.

The network of companies specialize in robotic systems and material removal operations to craft a "fast but thorough" automatization process that involves a readiness assessment, the evaluation of requirements and objectives, the selection of the right technology, and the design of the new system, as well as its testing and integration, performance review, training, and ongoing maintenance.

Partners include PushCorp, ATI Automation, and Effecto (formerly Applied Robotics), which the company said enable Walter Surface to better support end users from beginning to end, from the quoting and conceptualization stage to the installation and optimization of the system.

To further customize the solution and design the perfect system based on the end user's needs, Walter said it works closely with all parties involved to ensure product availability, ensuring a seamless integration.

"Working with Walter has enabled our mutual end users to successfully execute projects thanks to solutions that were not available elsewhere,” said Maximiliano Falcone, VP of Sales Engineering a tPushCorp. “Our joint ability to provide these solutions on an expedited time schedule has not only enabled critical automation projects to stay on time but has also instilled confidence through to our partnership as market leaders within the automated material removal industry."

Cédrik Rochon, R&D Engineer said, "Whether it be to mitigate workforce shortages, increase production output, or improve safety in manufacturing and industrial plants, choosing robotic solutions allows users to enhance productivity and efficiency as well as increase quality and consistency, all while reducing re-work costs, changeovers and downtime."

Walter Surface offers a broad array of abrasives, tooling, and anti-spatter solutions that can be adapted and tailored to a wide breadth of robotic applications that include heavy grinding, deburring, drilling, and finishing, on all types of materials such as carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and fiberglass. 

The selection of adaptable products allows Walter to support end users and system integrators looking to automate their processes in various industries from metal fabrication and automotive, to composite, aerospace, and metal casting.

"Our team has elaborated a quick but rigorous procedure for assessing automation needs and developing the right solutions while keeping in mind the desired application and operating parameters to ensure maximum output. This procedure works for all types of users, from businesses that are exploring automation for the first time, to users that are looking to boost the efficiency of their existing robotic cells or looking to expand operations to new locations or to tackle new applications," added Eliane Ouimet, chief innovation and marketing officer (CIMO).

To learn more about Walter Surface's automation services or request a consultation, click here.

Related Glossary Terms

  • grinding

    grinding

    Machining operation in which material is removed from the workpiece by a powered abrasive wheel, stone, belt, paste, sheet, compound, slurry, etc. Takes various forms: surface grinding (creates flat and/or squared surfaces); cylindrical grinding (for external cylindrical and tapered shapes, fillets, undercuts, etc.); centerless grinding; chamfering; thread and form grinding; tool and cutter grinding; offhand grinding; lapping and polishing (grinding with extremely fine grits to create ultrasmooth surfaces); honing; and disc grinding.

  • metalworking

    metalworking

    Any manufacturing process in which metal is processed or machined such that the workpiece is given a new shape. Broadly defined, the term includes processes such as design and layout, heat-treating, material handling and inspection.

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