Automotive and Aerospace Industries

Optimation Experience

Optimation has provided services to automotive and aerospace clients over the years, including contract design, bar code systems and control system integration services.

  • Data Collection System Upgrade - Developed Visual Basic for the implementation of a unique traceable label used by client who manufactures upper control arms for a number of Chrysler products.  Data storage for every part manufactured included - date, time, acquired torques and pressures
  • Design of numerous windshield wiper assembly & testing systems
  • Design of numerous motor armature winding, machining, assembly & testing systems
  • Design of numerous power window assembly & testing systems
  • Design of numerous power door lock assembly & testing systems
  • Chevy truck modular door assembly system:
    • Automated power & free conveyor system
    • Automated walking beam system
    • Automated Dial Machines
    • Automated lean manufacturing Cells
    • Testing fixtures & Gages
  • Design of Chevy Truck Automated Drivers Side Air Bag assembly & testing lean manufacturing cell
  • Design of timing chain tensioner automated precision link conveyor assembly & testing system
  • Design of automated servo driven tie-rod assembly machines
  • Design of automated ball joint assembly & testing dial
  • Design of numerous automated automobile front-end assembly benches (Various Models)
  • Design of numerous windshield wiper assemblies & testing system Automated lean manufacturing cells
  • Design of numerous fuel rail assembly & testing systems
  • Design of numerous fuel injector assembly & testing systems; laser welding technology
  • Design of numerous throttle body assembly & testing systems
  • Design of numerous carbon canister assembly & testing systems
  • Design of numerous automated intake manifold machining systems
    • Automated power & free conveyor system
    • Automated Dial Machines
    • Automated lean manufacturing Cells
    • Testing fixtures & Gages
  • Design of numerous automated assembly & testing systems for various automotive switches
    • Automated lean manufacturing Cells
    • Testing fixtures & Gages
  • Software, Electrical and Instrumentation and Mechanical Design of a stand to test multiple radiator/heater cores and record performance based on differing process variables.

Kingsbury Experience

Optimation adds Kingsbury to its family of companies providing complete engineering, machining and final machine assembly capabilities for assembly, machining, and web based manufacturing. Kingsbury Corporation is a world leader in the design and manufacture of premier special purpose assembly and test systems; custom rotary dial, inline transfer, and SPM machines; flexible machining centers; and web based (roll to roll) machines. For over a century, the Kingsbury name has been synonymous with quality, durability and reliability in a wide range of products for the automotive and aerospace industries. Example Kingsbury machines include large rotaries 20 feet in diameter and straight line machines well over 100 feet long.

Using their proven designs, Kingsbury adapts the world's leading technologies to produce agile manufacturing and assembly systems for global competition. Parts machined and assembled by Kingsbury systems are leveraged in automotive applications every day.

Kingsbury's manufacturing center has been relocated to 1600 Lexington Avenue ("Optimation Place") in Rochester, NY, capitalizing on the area's strong base of manufacturing. By joining with Optimation, Kingsbury has broadened the technologies it offers. Kingsbury continues to support the installed base of thousands of Kingsbury machines around the world. Daily, the Kingsbury parts department processes and ships orders for parts. Many Kingsbury machines have been in steady production for decades, proving the durability of a Kingsbury product. Kingsbury service technicians are also available to remanufacture any Kingsbury machine, regardless of age, condition or geographic location. 

Using their proven designs, Kingsbury adapts the world's leading technologies to produce agile manufacturing and assembly systems for global competition. Parts machined and assembled by Kingsbury systems are in the cars you drive and the jets you fly on. For decades when customers came to Kingsbury, they received the solutions they needed to produce the world's best products.  

Example Clients:

  • MetalForge
  • ITT Automotive
  • Inland Fisher Guide
  • Borg Warner Automotive
  • American Axle & Manufacturing
  • Ford Vistion
  • TRW
  • Delphi

Example Kingsbury machine products:

  • engine components
  • transmissions
  • brakes
  • electric motors
  • steering systems
  • drive trains