The $625,000 investment from FedDev Ontario will help the Alfred, Ontario-based cabinet manufacturer increase productivity by 50 percent and create jobs.
Luke Elias, president of Muskoka Cabinet Company, will talk about the continued evolution of robotics and automated manufacturing processes during the conference at WMS 2017.
A robotic automated lean panel processing center was demonstrated recently at Muskoka Cabinet Co. The eastern Ontario cabinet manufacturer hosted an open house event showing a robotic system by AutomaTech Robotik that could process 80 to 100 cabinets per shift with no programming and only one operator required.
Muskoka Cabinets added robots to load and unload CNCs, under the control of its its enterprise-wide computer system. Working with Quebec-based Automatech Robotics, Muskoka Cabinets is the first cabinet manufacturing company to use this type of robotics in manufacturing. President Luke Elias will explain the technology project at the Conference at WMS 2015 November 5.
Pierre Lemieux, Member of Parliament for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell, joined Muskoka Cabinet Company in Alfred today to announce a federal grant of $70,000 through the Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP) that will assist the business with the cost related to developing a new robot that will improve the process and speed of loading and unloading CNC machines
Robotic cells, RFID technology and manufacturing in a wood products cluster are among the topics that will be addressed at the Wood Tech Summit Leadership Conference being organized by Woodworking Network and the Centre for Advanced Wood Processing.