10.16.17   Fall is here and rpGatta recently completed expanding our 28,000 square foot building another 10,000 square feet! This addition will allow us to increase our build capacity and give us the ability to simulate even larger assembly lines.

Two additional 5-ton cranes and a much larger paint booth were part of the expansion project.

The expansion came just in time. Our Engineering Department recently finished designing an Engine Cylinder Head Assembly Line (shown below) that will be 30 feet wide and a total of 55 feet in length.  It consists of a pallet conveyor, multiple manual and automated assembly stations, and utilizes a total of five Fanuc  robots. This line will be used to assemble three different models of engine cylinder heads and have the flexibility to accommodate additional models if needed in the future.

In addition to this assembly line, our Engineers recently completed the designs of an Instrument Panel Installation Assist,  Truck Cab Sidewall Framer, and Robotic Blast Booth Cell.  All of  these systems will be assembled and debugged on our shop floor throughout the next few months.

Our Field Service Engineers just installed an rpGatta designed and built Robotic Blaster Booth.  The entire system was NRTL certified for a Class 2 Division 1 hazardous location.  Prior to the installation, the operators were manually blasting the parts wearing full blast suits and respirators.  They now sit in the comfort of an air conditioned office where they control and monitor the process via remote cameras.