The Application Engineers at Southwestern PTS consult, conceptualize, build, and integrate solutions based on the process and application. Our Proof of Concept (POC) service saves time and capital when deciding if automation is the right solution. Rapid prototyping available utilizing our 3D printers, table top CNC router, and table top water jet.
Proof of Concept and Cobots
Want to go lights out manufacturing but not quite ready to invest? Employing a cobot saves time, money, and substantially improves throughput in practically any environment. POC ideas include: sanding, pick and place, screw or bolt driving, machine tending, deburring, and polishing.
General Proof Of Concept Offerings
Wondering if automation is right for your process? Let our team of engineers assist by proving out the idea for a small investment. POC ideas include: moving material, machine tending, flexible conveyor, part fixtures and pucks, cycle time measurement, and ROI measurement based on metrics set forth.
Examples of recent proof of concept projects
Robots Proof of Concept
Universal Robots MicroHAWK Demo
Universal Robots with Desoutter CVIR Screwdriving System - Semi-Automated Assembly
Universal Robots with Custom Tipped OnRobot Gripper Polishing Figure 8 Proof of Concept
3D Printing and Rapid Prototyping
3D printed prototypes in reinforced carbon fiber nylon, PLA, tough PLA, TPU, and other filaments. Design help, or print from your drawing. Alternatively, you can purchase Ultimaker 3D printers from our team.
Quick Water Jet Services
Small flat cut parts for fixturing, robot EOAT, or a prototype, the water jet can cut almost anything!
Cutting Area: 12” x 18” (305 mm x 460 mm)
Cut Bed Size: 13” x 19” (330 mm x 485 mm)
Kerf (width of cut): .044 (1.2 mm)