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Acieta LLC
Midwest

www.acieta.com / Specialty: Industrial automation and robotics / Pete Rogers, welding
segment manager: "We help reduce customers part costs and increase their productivity."

acieta strives to partner
with clients to help them fix
issues in their operations.

Do the Robot

acieta's systems help add jobs, increase
business and keep workers safe. by alan dorich
When people hear the word "robot," they tend to fear advancements
that will lead to the end of the use of
manual labor. But Acieta's robotic
welding machines actually result in
the addition of more workers, Welding
Segment Manager Pete Rogers says.
When companies add Acieta's machines, "It allows the customer to take
on more work," Rogers says. "They
can have more capacity, which actually creates more jobs in those firms."
Acieta's robotic welding systems
have been applied in the agriculture,
construction, oil and gas, and mining

markets, automotive, and general industries, Rogers says.
The welding systems, Rogers
notes, provide distinct quality advantages. "The robot will create the
same weld every time, no matter the
day of the week."
The systems will also reduce the
rework hours and increase speed
and output rates. "We'll usually see
a three-to-one output increase from
manual to robotic systems," he says.
Rogers recalls a project when one
of Acieta's systems helped a customer whose operations required the

welding of a large part. Workers usually had to spend 40 hours welding the
item. "They were essentially creating
one part a week," he recalls.
Thanks to "the decreased material handling that our robot cell
gave them, the client is now welding
one part per eight hours," he says.
"They're doing five parts per week."
Another client believed it could
weld parts quicker than Acieta's robots. Although the customer's staff
moved faster at first, "The robot eventually caught up and surpassed them,"
Rogers says. "What is took them all
week to produce, our system would
finish by Wednesday."

Elevating Employees
Acieta's robotic systems help save its
clients time, Rogers says.
"They can spend time focusing on
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