Flexiv and Cardinal Machine Join Forces to Combat Labor Shortages With Adaptive Robots

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)--Flexiv, a world leader in general-purpose robotics solutions, is excited to announce its new partnership with Cardinal Machine, the machine building and systems integration experts.

“This strategic partnership with Cardinal marks a significant milestone for Flexiv”

Flexiv's Robotics Application Engineer Dajun Tao (left) meets the Cardinal Machine team. (Photo: Business Wire)

As the world’s only manufacturer of adaptive robots, Flexiv will equip Cardinal with the ability to deploy robotic solutions which leverage industry-leading force sensitivity and artificial intelligence. This collaboration will enable jobs that would typically require manual labor, such as sanding, polishing, palletizing, and delicate assembly tasks, to be fully automated.

With over four decades of expertise, Cardinal Machine Company has established itself as one of North America’s leading integration and machine-building businesses. By leveraging cutting-edge software and hardware to create user-friendly, reliable, maintainable, and durable solutions for the most complex manufacturing challenges, they are an ideal integration partner for Flexiv.

“This strategic partnership with Cardinal marks a significant milestone for Flexiv,” said Howard Huang, Flexiv’s Business director for North America. “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 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. Easily integrated into existing production lines or used for standalone applications, Flexiv’s robotic range provides almost limitless possibilities for automating repetitive, labor-intensive tasks.

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

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.

Want to learn more? Please visit: www.flexiv.com.

About Flexiv

Flexiv is a world-leading general-purpose robotics company focused on developing and manufacturing adaptive robots, integrating industrial-grade force control, computer vision and AI technologies. The company provides innovative turnkey solutions and services based on Flexiv robotic systems to customers in various industries. Founded in 2016, Flexiv has established offices in Silicon Valley, Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Foshan, Taiwan and Singapore. For more information, please visit: https://www.flexiv.com/.

About Cardinal Machine Company

Since 1972 Cardinal Machine Company has strived for unparalleled excellence in machine building and systems integration. We offer our customer simple, reliable, maintainable, and durable solutions to the most complex manufacturing challenges. Our Clio, MI facility is clean, modern and well maintained. The Cardinal engineering team uses the latest software and systems to design your needed solution. In-house fabrication, detail manufacturing and final assembly completes the build process. Traditional on-site or virtual technology is used for final runoff and buyoff processes. We provide or coordinate crating, shipping, installation, and commissioning worldwide. For more information, please visit: https://www.cardinalmachine.biz/