Simplimatic Automation Joins Ccam’s Intelligent Flexible Manufacturing Testbed Project Funded By Nist

PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, MAY 27, 2020 – The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) received funding from the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) to develop an Intelligent Flexible Manufacturing Cell, in 2019. Today, CCAM is pleased to announce Simplimatic Automation has joined HURCO, Mitutoyo, and Cisco as a partner on the testbed project.

Simplimatic Automation, headquartered in Forest, Virginia, develops smart and simple solutions that help solve the complex challenges faced in modern manufacturing. Simplimatic Automation offers conveyor systems, robotics, and custom factory automation to a variety of manufacturing, assembly, and packaging operations worldwide.

The Intelligent Flexible Manufacturing Cell concept is being built to advance communications standards for manufacturing cells. Simplimatic Automation will support the project by providing robotic materials movement equipment, enclosure fabrications, related software, and integration services.

“We are proud to have Simplimatic join us for this important project. The cyber-physical testbed will enable industry partners, standards organizations, and government partners to develop, test, and demonstrate new technologies, prove functional concepts, and test use cases that relate to flexible and distributed manufacturing processes,” said CCAM Intelligent Factory Research Manager, Dr. Tim Bakker.

“Simplimatic is excited to play a role in the CCAM laboratory. We are always interested in supporting efforts for domestic production,” said Simplimatic Automation, Director of Project Management, Stan Earley.

The three-year project milestones are regularly updated on the CCAM website.

About Simplimatic Automation

Simplimatic Automation provides industry-leading manufacturing, design, and automation solutions to the electronics, packaging, assembly, personal care, medical device, and laboratory automation industries. We are a Tier 4 Fanuc integrator. Our innovative technologies and proven expertise help manufacturers maximize productivity, reliability, and profitability.

Simplimatic is committed to developing smart and simple solutions that help solve the complex challenges faced in modern manufacturing, assembly, and packaging.

Simplimatic Automation is headquartered at 1046 W. London Park Drive, Forest, VA 24551, with an additional manufacturing facility in Rustburg, VA. Simplimatic also has engineering, sales, and service teams located in: Richmond, VA; Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas.; as well as Monterrey, Mexico; Chengdu, China; HCMC, Vietnam; Penang, Malaysia; Kulim, Malaysia. For more information, please call: 800-294-2003 or visit our website: www.simplimatic.com. Also, connect with us on YouTubeTwitterFacebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

Simplimatic Automation is currently producing equipment that will manufacture and transport microchips that will be used in ventilators in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

About CCAM

CCAM’s mission is to solve advanced manufacturing challenges. CCAM provides a resourceful and IP-friendly collaborative environment to create solutions for complex advanced manufacturing challenges. CCAM is the center of an ecosystem where academia, government, and industry partner together to create real economic value. CCAM plays an active role in the development of the most talented manufacturing workforce providing a substantial and diverse educational pathway. CCAM is located in a state-of-the-art research facility in Prince George County, Virginia. For more information, visit: www.CCAM-VA.com

Media Contact

CCAM: Betsey Odell (804) 722-3744

Simplimatic Automation: Lee Crawford (434) 385-9181 #1025

Simplimatic Receives Order For PWB Automation For Ventilators

Forest, VA, April 17, 2020 – Simplimatic Automation has received a large order to provide automation for a production line that will manufacture components used within ventilators. One of Simplimatic Automation’s long-term customers received a large order from a leading health technology company. This particular company manufactures ventilators among other medical technology and is trying to keep up with the increased ventilator demand across the United States due to the COVID – 19 global pandemic. Mechanical ventilator systems are classified as life-critical systems and used for patients who are having trouble breathing or are not able to breathe on their own.

“Simplimatic is proud to be a small part of the solution in combating COVID – 19 in the United States” Tom DiNardo, Company President & CEO, said. “It is our hope that this automation line will help the end-user increase the production of ventilators which will, in turn, save lives.”

About Simplimatic Automation
Simplimatic Automation provides industry-leading manufacturing, design, and automation solutions to the electronics, packaging, assembly, personal care, medical device, and laboratory automation industries. We are a Tier 4 Fanuc integrator. Our innovative technologies and proven expertise help manufacturers maximize productivity, reliability, and profitability.

Simplimatic is committed to developing smart and simple solutions that help solve the complex challenges faced in modern manufacturing, assembly, and packaging.

Simplimatic Automation is headquartered at 1046 W. London Park Drive, Forest, VA 24551, with an additional manufacturing facility in Rustburg, VA. Simplimatic also has engineering, sales, and service teams located in: Richmond, VA; Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas.; as well as Monterrey, Mexico; Chengdu, China; HCMC, Vietnam; Penang, Malaysia; Kulim, Malaysia. For more information, please call: 800-294-2003 or visit our website: www.simplimatic.com. Also, connect with us on YouTubeTwitterFacebookLinkedIn, and Instagram.

Simplimatic Automation PR contacts:
Lee Crawford
Marketing Manager
Simplimatic Automation
T: 434-841-6813
E: [email protected]

New Financing Program Promotes Rapid Growth

Simplimatic Automation is proud to announce it is offering a new system financing program powered by Global Finance Group (GFG). This program provides Simplimatic customers with the ability to quickly finance new system purchases between $20,000 – $250,000 with no financial review. All offers are contingent on credit approval.

This financing program is designed to promote rapid growth for customers by providing flexible payment terms including no money down, no payments for 90 days, and payment schedules ranging from 1 – 10 years.

Other financing options are available directly from Global Finance Group (GFG) including structured financing up to $50 million USD, and Fair Market Value (FMV) leasing of capital equipment systems.

For additional information on this new financing program, please visit the Simplimatic System Financing page, or visit Global Finance Group to estimate terms.

Ramped Up College Recruiting Builds Engineering Team

College graduation season has arrived, and Simplimatic Automation is working diligently to recruit the best and brightest of new engineering talent. With demand for custom automation and robotics on the rise, Simplimatic Automation is investing in the next generation of engineers to develop their skillset and support our talented engineering veterans.

The process of recruiting and developing new engineering talent is vital for companies like Simplimatic Automation, and will only increase in importance as demand for engineering resources; both locally and nationally, continues to surge upward. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics demand for both electrical and mechanical engineering resources is expected to increase by 2 percent annually for the next decade as manufacturing continues to add automation technology.

“College recruiting is an important part of building a robust Engineering department,” Jason Detwiler, Simplimatic Vice President of Engineering, said. “Engineering students who come to Simplimatic as interns get a leg up because they get direct, hands-on exposure to every aspect of delivering engineered solutions to customers.  Simplimatic gives them an excellent, well-rounded experience to tout on their resumes.”

Simplimatic Automation works actively with engineering schools throughout Virginia and across the east coast of the United States to recruit electrical, mechanical, software, and controls engineers. Most recent graduates start their careers with Simplimatic as paid interns during the months preceding or immediately following graduation. Engineering interns get a unique inside look on how automation companies like Simplimatic operate and can use that knowledge to make long-term decisions about a future career.

Simplimatic is committed to delivering the best in material handling and robotic automation for our customers around the globe. The best method to ensuring this continues to happen is by maintaining an industry-leading team of engineering talent. Simplimatic is thankful to have engineering veterans and newcomers working together to help keep manufacturing smart and simple.

Please contact Simplimatic using the contact form below for additional information on our internship and recruiting efforts.

Simplimatic is Headed to Semicon West

The Simplimatic team is preparing to demonstrate their robotic automation products at the upcoming Semicon West tradeshow July 10th – 12th. The event will feature several hundred exhibitors, like Simplimatic, who will be demonstrating to visitors the latest technological advances for back-end processes in the microelectronics, solar, and semiconductor industries.

Simplimatic has been serving customers in the semiconductor industry for more than 30 years. In that time, Simplimatic has built a reputation as the industry leader in moving PCBs, JEDEC trays, AUER boats, flexible media, magazines, and other goods related to electronics production. Simplimatic’s line of Cimtrak® board handling products and FANUC® Robotic Automation systems are most commonly used during many back-end assembly, testing, and packaging processes.

During the Semicon West show, Simplimatic will be demonstrating the brand new Fanuc® Sr3-iA SCARA robot housed in a Simplimatic® Robotic Assembly Cell. This modular production cell can easily be expanded to automate the many multi-step and repetitive manual processes performed during assembly and testing. At the show, this cell will be providing a “sweet” surprise to show attendees.

“This FANUC® SCARA display is going to be pretty impressive,” Kevin Welsch, Simplimatic Marketing Director, said. “The display is sure to have a lot of manufacturers thinking about how they can automate many of their manual production processes.”

You can see Simplimatic and the Fanuc® SR3-iA on display in the Moscone Center South Hall – booth #1723. Simplimatic will be on-site July 10th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., July 11th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and July 12th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, or to set up a private meeting with the team at the show, please contact the Simplimatic Sales team today.