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QSI Announces building expansion for its 30th Anniversary!

Due to market demand and a growing customer base, QSI Automation will expand its  current Churubusco facility  by 16,000 sq. ft. This addition will allow just over 40,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space at this location.

We are thankful to the loyal customers we’ve had the pleasure of working with over our 30 years in business. We’re also thankful to have formed new partnerships that have helped confirm our decision to expand.

Plans are to break ground in July and have the expansion project completed by the end of 2018.

This makes the fifth expansion since our inception in 1988.

“This is an exciting time for us at QSI. This is a much needed  expansion that will benefit QSI and all of our customers moving forward. Reinvestment in our future was the goal here.” Vice President J.T. Munk.

What’s new in Automation

QSI recently delivered this semi-automatic, operator loaded system that included:

  • 5 Fanuc six-axis robots
  • 2 rotary dial tables
  • 6 QSI vibratory feeder bowls
  • 2 screw feeders
  • 2 automated screw drive heads
  • 1 laser marker
  • 2 out feed conveyors

The challenge: How do we access 3 sides of the part on the dial and still meet a 10 second cycle time?

The solution: Add a rotary function to the part nests on the dial table to limit unnecessary moves from the robots. (see below)

QSI is honored to have received this award from Fanuc Robotics in 2016 & 2017. We are working hard to three-peat for 2018! (#fanucrobot)