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How Automation Solves Workforce Problems During the Pandemic

Labor shortages are nothing new in the manufacturing industry. In fact, a study from the Society for Human Resource Management found that 27% of workers in the manufacturing industry are age 55 or older. That was in 2015. Today, more skilled workers are retiring and leaving the workforce. But companies that invest in automation tend [...]

Here’s Why You Should Double Down on Automation

It’s easy to focus on your weaknesses, especially during these unprecedented times. But what if you took that same amount of energy and applied it to building on your strengths? That’s what a lot of manufacturers are doing during the pandemic—improving the industrial automation systems they already have in place. Here’s why you may want [...]

New to Industrial Automation? Here’s What You Need to Know

Automation is the process of transferring tasks originally performed by humans to machines. These tasks are often tedious, repetitive, and/or hazardous to human health. If you’re new to industrial automation, you should know that you’re on the right path to improving workplace safety, productivity, and product quality. Here’s what else you need to know. Automation [...]

10 Signs You’re Ready to Adopt Industrial Automation

Automation is a worthwhile investment in your company. This is because it can help improve workplace safety, productivity, and product quality. If you recognize any of the signs below, it may be time for your company to adopt industrial automation. Here are the 10 signs you should call Paramount Tool Company. 1. Production Challenges Nothing [...]

Is Machine Vision Accurate?

Machine vision is an investment in your company. As such, we understand that you may feel apprehensive about changing your process. But we can assure you that many manufacturing companies are already using machine vision for repetitive tasks, such as inspection and gauging. In this blog post, we’ll explain how machine vision works and why [...]

What is Machine Vision Used For?

Machine vision is a crucial component in any industrial automation system. It is essentially the “eyes” of the machine that use digital cameras to detect objects and an image processing system to make sense of the information. Machine vision can be used to correct defects in production lines, track food supplies, and perform other important [...]

What Being a FANUC Authorized System Integrator Means

Paramount Tool Company is proud to be a FANUC Authorized System Integrator. Specifically, we’re certified to integrate FANUC robotic systems and have a reputation for exceeding customer expectations. When it comes to picking a partner for your next project, Paramount Tool Company is the most logical choice because we are part of FANUC’s exclusive network [...]

What is Robotic Material Handling?

Material handling is the process of moving objects from one location to another nearby location within a facility. Within manufacturing, material handling is crucial. Special care must be taken to transfer objects without breaking them in the shortest amount of time possible. That’s why many companies use robotic material handling. Here’s how industries use robotic [...]

Why You Should Invest in Robotic Material Handling

Material handling is the process of moving objects short distances inside a factory. Many companies are making the switch to robotic material handling because it’s more efficient, safe, and cost-effective. As a custom machine builder, we understand that a robotic material handling system is an investment in your business. But we also know that adopting [...]

Best Practices for Communicating During an Automation Project

Heading up an automation project for your company? Congratulations! Automation is an investment in your business that will help you save money as well as increase workplace safety. Here are our tips for communicating during an automation project. Respond in a Timely Manner As a custom machine builder, we would be more than happy to [...]

5 Benefits of Robotic Welding During the Skilled Labor Shortage

The average age of an American welder is 55 years old. The problem is that there aren’t enough skilled workers to take their places once they retire. In fact, the deficit is expected to reach 400,000 workers by 2024 according to the American Welding Society. As a manufacturing company, it’s your responsibility to plan ahead [...]

5 Benefits of Automation in the Food and Beverage Industry

You're responsible for maintaining high standards for quality and sanitation at your facility. Our job is to help you deliver on those standards through industrial automation. An automation system can: Automate tracking Maintain quality Reduce waste Increase your production rate Protect your company's brand 1. Automate Tracking Recalls protect consumers from contaminated foods and beverages. [...]

5 Safety and Health Hazards in Manufacturing

Industrial facilities have unique health and safety hazards. That's why it's important that you work with a custom machine builder like Paramount Tool Company. Our team understands how to meet demands for efficiency, production, and safety. Here are 5 safety and health hazards in manufacturing to watch out for. 1. Extreme Temperatures Industrial equipment can [...]

5 Tips for Machine Maintenance

If you incorporate automated machinery in your manufacturing process, it is important that you take the time to maintain your equipment. Machine builders know that regular maintenance is the best way to keep your machines up and running for years. Here are 5 tips to keep in mind when it comes to machine maintenance. 1. [...]

What Is Rotary Indexing?

Simply put, rotary indexing is one of the most efficient methods of moving parts through an assembly cell. At Paramount, we use rotary indexing tables in our custom machines to suit our customers’ diverse needs. Here’s what you need to know about rotary indexing and what it can do for your business. How Does a [...]

How to Stay Safe When Operating Machinery

One of the primary benefits of industrial automation is the fact that machines often make the manufacturing process safer for employees. By automating tasks that are time-consuming and dangerous, machines remove the risks usually associated with certain industries. However, the machines themselves must be operated safely in order to truly minimize the risks to your [...]

How are Laser Marking and Engraving Different?

Laser machines are vital to our economy. We need them to mark and engrave identifying information onto parts and products. Without them, our free market would be vulnerable to counterfeited goods and companies would have a harder time proving that they adhere to regulations and quality standards. Now that you know the importance of laser [...]

What Jobs Will Automation Create in the Future?

The eventual goal of automation is to create machines that can perform a wide variety of tasks, not just highly specific ones. As automation technology improves, we’ll likely see custom machines not only complete tasks, but also troubleshoot and repair themselves as the need arises. But what does this all mean for humans? What will [...]

3 Uncommon Automated Assembly Station Benefits

When companies consider an automatic assembly station, they’re usually looking at their ROI (return on investment.) An automatic assembly station streamlines the manufacturing process and reduces risk for your employees. But at Paramount Tool Company, we want you to know about the benefits people often don’t see with an assembly station, and how those benefits [...]

Automated Machines, Creativity, and the Future

When you think of an automated machine, you may think of how it can save your company money because a machine will be able to do the job of a person. This is true, but that doesn’t mean automated machines will hurt the economy, they can actually boost it. Along with economic advantages, automated machines [...]

How Custom Machines Go from Us to You

At Paramount Tool Company we strive to give you the best products industrial automation can make. Whether it’s a custom machine, a specialty part, or work tool holding fixtures, we can make it. With Paramount, every client is different and the process of how your ideas come to life will be unique. But if you’re [...]

Meet Our Lineup: Key Industrial Automation Equipment

The term industrial automation refers to what we build and how we build it. At Paramount Tool Company, we make products for industrial automation and we use industrial automation equipment to do it. Our lineup is pretty extensive but in this article, we’re featuring a few of our shining stars that help get the job [...]

Is Industrial Automation Good for The Economy?

With industrial automation on the rise, new concerns are emerging. Employees tend to worry about their job security when it seems like robots are taking over their roles. However, humans are needed more than ever in this economy, even as machines become increasingly competent. Here’s what our custom machine builders have found to be true [...]

How Machine Vision Works

A human detects objects with his or her eyes. A vision inspection system detects objects with digital cameras before processing the information with an image processing software. Many industries depend on machine vision to not only detect objects but to ensure products sent to customers are undamaged and of the highest quality. Continue reading to [...]

Industrial Automation: Where Is It Heading?

Industrial automation technology has come a long way since the Industrial Revolution, but where do we go from here? Our custom machine builders in Holland, MI, always have a finger on the pulse of the automation industry. We love to find new ways to streamline manufacturing and are excited to see the new directions the [...]

3 Levels of Vision Inspection Systems

Paramount Tool Company offers three levels of vision inspection systems: Basic, Verification, and Advanced. As a custom machine builder, we have over 50 years of experience helping companies integrate new technology with their existing industrial automation systems. We’re also able to design and build automation systems for new facilities. Each vision inspection system is different. [...]

The History of Industrial Automation

In the world of manufacturing, automation is a common way to get things done in a safe, efficient way. To stay competitive, companies from many different industries have added automated machines to their product creation process. But what did industry look like before modern technology? In order to understand where we’re going, our custom automation [...]

What Are the Benefits of Orbital Riveting?

If you’re in the manufacturing business, you know that orbital riveting can often be the best way to join two pieces of metal in a neat, uniform fashion. Orbital riveting is a safe and effective process that produces tight rivets, making it suitable for a wide variety of industries. Our custom automation suppliers in Holland, MI, [...]

What Are the Different Types of Industrial Automation?

When it comes to investing in industrial automation for your business, there are many factors to consider. One such factor is deciding which type of automated machinery would work best for your production process. There are three main types of industrial automation to choose from, and each is well-suited for a different purpose. Here’s what [...]

5 Things to Know About Industrial Automation

Industrial automation refers to the use of machinery to streamline the manufacturing process. With automation, processes that normally take a long time can be accomplished quickly and easily. Paramount Tool Company specializes in providing companies with custom automation machines to improve their manufacturing processes. Here are 5 things our team of experts wants you to [...]

Why Regular Machine Inspections Are Important

If your manufacturing process involves the use of custom machinery, it’s important to carry out regular inspections to make sure everything is running smoothly. Failing to inspect your equipment can lead to a loss of profit later on, as you open yourself up to the possibility of faulty products, expensive repairs, and even employee injuries. [...]

How to Commission a Custom Machine

Commissioning custom machinery is a great idea for your business, but the process can seem overwhelming if you’ve never navigated it before. At Paramount Tool Company, our custom machine builders in Holland, MI have years of experience in helping our clients through this sometimes-complicated situation. Here are the 4 steps you need to take in [...]

3 Advantages of Custom Machinery

Are you thinking about investing in custom machinery for your business? Automating the manufacturing process with the use of custom machines is a great way to streamline your organization. If you’re not sure whether a custom machine would be worth the price, our custom machine builders would like you to consider these 3 advantages to [...]

How to Use Laser Technology in Your Business

Laser technology has greatly improved over the course of the last decade. Today, more businesses than ever before are using lasers in their manufacturing process. If your products need to be etched, marked, or measured, you might benefit from the use of custom laser machines in your business. Here’s what you need to know about [...]

FAQs About Industrial Welding

The world of industrial welding is evolving, as technological advancements make it easier than ever to accomplish welding on a large scale. If your business uses industrial welding in its manufacturing process, you’ll most likely want to invest in an automated welding station to help streamline your production. At Paramount Tool Company, our custom welding [...]

What are the Advantages of Robotic Welding?

Welding is a skilled trade that’s been around for centuries. However, the ways companies weld pieces of metal together has changed. As a custom machine builder in Holland, MI, we’re able to integrate robotic welding with your industrial automation system for higher precision, efficiency, and safety. Please contact us with any questions you may have [...]

Industrial Automation Trends to Watch in 2019

Are you up to date on the latest industrial automation trends? It’s always a good idea to check in with the automation industry to evaluate your current practices and learn about the latest technology. We understand that industrial automation systems are an investment in your business, which is why we’ve taken the time to scope [...]

How to Get Started with Industrial Automation

Automation is the process of turning manual tasks into tasks that can be performed by robots and other custom industrial machinery.  We understand that integrating automation with your current manufacturing process can be a daunting, but rewarding investment. As a Holland, MI custom machine builder, we’ve helped companies adopt industrial automation to improve productivity, quality, [...]

5 Reasons to Invest in Robotic Automation

We understand that industrial robots and automation are investments in your business, which is why we want to make sure you have all the facts you need to make an informed decision. Whether you plan to expand your business or gain an edge over the competition, you can trust our Holland, MI custom machine builders [...]