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Flexiv partners with system integrator Cardinal

Flexiv, a maker of general-purpose robotics solutions, has joined forces with Cardinal, the machine building and systems integration experts.

As the world’s only manufacturer of adaptive robots, Flexiv will empower Cardinal to assemble custom robotic solutions which leverage industry-leading force sensitivity and artificial intelligence to create an optimized automation system for their clients.

With over four decades of expertise, Cardinal Machine Company is one of North America’s leading integration and machine-building businesses.

Using the latest software and hardware to create simple, reliable, maintainable, and durable solutions for the most complex manufacturing challenges, they are an ideal integration partner for Flexiv.

Howard Huang, Flexiv’s business director for North America, says: “This strategic partnership with Cardinal marks a significant milestone for Flexiv.

“With the labor shortage showing no signs of abating and manufacturing being a vital part of Michigan’s economy, we hope that Flexiv’s robotic solutions can be used to fill some of the vacancies that are negatively impacting supply chains.

“Thanks to Cardinal, we have a real chance to make a positive difference and empower businesses not only to survive but to excel.”

As a Flexiv system integrator, Cardinal will have full access to the Rizon 4, 4s, and 10 robotic arms and the newly released Moonlight parallel robot.

Flexiv says robotic range is easily integrated into existing production lines or used for standalone applications, and provides “almost limitless possibilities” for automating repetitive, labor-intensive tasks.

Brian Pennington, president of the Cardinal Machine Company, says: “We are excited and look forward to a successful, long-term partnership with Flexiv.

“Having Flexiv’s adaptive force control technology available to us allows us to provide our customers with complex automation solutions in areas that previously required human intervention.

“Combining adaptive force control technology with a robot that can work collaboratively with a human operator offers even more potential solutions to complex tasks.”

The companies say that merging Flexiv’s robotic expertise with Cardinal’s extensive experience will deliver customers unmatched automation solutions while increasing the productivity, efficiency, flexibility, and competitiveness of businesses within the Great Lake State.

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