New Compact Industries Partnership with Formic Aims to Accelerate Factory Productivity

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Formic, accelerating the adoption of automation across American manufacturing, empowered Compact Industries, Inc. – a mid-sized food and beverage packaging specialist founded in 1963 – by designing and deploying the company’s first robotic system, a collaborative palletizer that was loading pallets within a few hours of delivery.  "We were driven towards robotics to maintain a high level of quality and consistency for our products, but very low labor retention has been absolutely the biggest challenge," said Tracey Miller, Compact’s Senior...

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GreenSeed Contract Packaging Uses Robotics-as-a-Service to Stay Ahead of the Competition

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

The Company GreenSeed Contract Packaging was founded in 2009 in Batavia, IL, and manages packaging operations for large and middle market consumer packaged goods companies. Their focus is on natural foods and sustainability, and they pride themselves in supporting their customer brands with exceptional standards and service. They’re always looking to innovate and advance production lines to address inevitable supply chain disruptions, ensuring brands get products to market on time and with high integrity. GreenSeed’s success has led to continued...

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Georgia Nut and Formic Deploy First Robot in Company's History

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Company: Georgia Nut Industry: Food Production Application: Palletizing Robot: Yaskawa Motoman The Company Georgia Nut was founded in 1945 as a small shelling and roasting operation in Skokie, Illinois. As the decades passed, Georgia nut significantly increased their capabilities and product offerings, and now handles wholesale confections, contract manufacturing, and private label food production. Today, Georgia Nut remains a family owned and operated business. Before working with Formic, Georgia Nut had no experience with automation in their 75+ years of...

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Polar Manufacturing and Formic Machine Tending Solution

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Industry: Machining Application: Machine Tending The Company Polar Manufacturing was established 105 years ago in Chicago, Illinois, and specializes in a broad range of door and truck body hardware for industrial applications. These products include, but are not limited to, locking handles, latches, and rope rings. It’s a broad product set, but Polar’s deep experience and stable of machines makes that breadth of production possible.  Before working with Formic, Polar had no automation deployed in their facility due to cost. ...

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