The Problem: Needed Increased Output And Productivity
AA Precision Tooling, is a small, family owned and operated shop in rural Minnesota with a worldwide mission. The company specializes in manufacturing high precision overflow parts in both large and small quantities, but owner BJ Schrank is also passionate about helping give back through his work. Through the power of hydraulics, BJ and his team manufacture non-electric pumps that provide clean water to developing countries.
BJ was looking for a way to increase output and productivity to better serve his mission, but being located in a very secluded area, finding additional skilled workers was not an easy task. When BJ was introduced to automation as a solution by Acieta, he was hesitant. Many small business owners are under the impression automation is only for larger companies and teams.
However, after a business needs assessment that an Acieta automation expert guided him through, he realized a FANUC robot could solve his company’s output and productivity issues through automation. BJ was thrilled to learn that even as a team of three, he could utilize automation technology to do his part in bettering the world.