Case History

Specialty Manufacturing Systems

Problem faced:

This customer manufactures specialty candles in glass jars. The customer's candle sales were increasing dramatically, and before too much longer their previous manufacturing processes would not be able to keep up with demand.

AFI Systems solution:

This video shows a system we designed and installed for the candle manufacturing company, with this being part of the system positioning the glass jars with wicks inside.

Production system for a candle manufacturing company

  • The jars are lifted with the robotic arm via pneumatic vacuum technology.
  • The jars are then placed into die-cut trays on a conveying system where they will then move down the line to be wax filled.
  • We significantly improved the customers' cycle times.
  • Integrated a system with a Fanuc robot, Allen Bradley PLC, HMI interfaces, conveyors and pneumatic pistons for positioning.
  • Completed the job 3 weeks ahead of our promise date and provided training and manuals to the company's personnel.

We are authorized and work with a broad array of robotics and automation component suppliers, and our certified technicians follow step-by-step processes to integrate systems.

Automation services - standard AFI practices

Whether you call or send an email to us, you will get through to someone who can put you in touch with one of our engineers to begin reviewing your needs.

  • AFI Systems engineers with thoroughly review your needs, and work within your existing operating parameters or come up with a completely new system or machine.
  • AFI Systems can easily procure or fabricate all the needed system or machine components
  • You will receive a detailed quotation and a thorough explanation for our proposed solution, so you can quickly evaluate your return on investment.

We believe in being accessible. Our account managers / customer service team promptly answers incoming calls, and provides quick responses to incoming emails. Many of our customers have 24/7 schedules and we always try to service their needs accordingly.

Contact us today to see how AFI Systems can service your food or beverage manufacturing equipment!