Whippany Actuation Systems makes electromechanical actuation components like drive gear systems, latches and valves for the aerospace and defense industries. When it came time to increase production for these specialized parts, Whippany needed to make a choice: sink tens of thousands into a new CNC machine, outsource the work or add automation. The company chose to introduce automation by purchasing a Universal Robots collaborative system. The robot is capable of taking a blank off the production line, turning it into a gear, deburring and relocating the part all while the CNC machine continues to run. This has saved the company a lot of money and improved their margins.
About Whippany Actuation Systems
Based in Hanover Township, New Jersey, Whippany Actuation Systems manufactures proprietary aerospace electromechanical motion control subsystems for civil and military aircraft. The company’s product offerings include control electronics, motors and high power mechanical transmissions. Major commercial end-use platforms are Airbus A380, Boeing 737NG and 777, and Embraer regional jets. The company also serves the military through platforms including Sikorsky SH-60 and S-92, and Boeing CH-47 and Global Hawk.
Whippany Actuation Systems is a fast-passed and successful company that encourages accountability and ownership by employees. The management team helps set the direction, but business unit teams are empowered to make decisions and take action.