Christie invests in robotics and automation to increase MicroTiles LED manufacturing capacity

Christie has upgraded its production facility in its Center for Engineering Excellence to keep pace with increased demand for MicroTiles LED.

The new space includes an automation line with robotic handling, which has increased manufacturing capabilities by almost threefold.

The new area includes advanced robotics and assembly lines, capable of manufacturing Christie’s MicroTiles LED. “In production and manufacturing, there is a tendency to outsource automation,” says Shawn Mills, director of display engineering, Christie. “By designing and building our new automation line using our in-house engineering experts, we've not only increased our manufacturing capabilities, but we've also ensured we are ready for the next stage of growth. As a result, the new space incorporates best-in-class practices, including vertical integration, which ensures we build the highest quality product for our customers.”

Additionally, two new “pick and place” robots have been installed to perform repetitive, low-level tasks, including moving tiles from conveyors quickly and efficiently. This allows Christie’s manufacturing staff to focus on more advanced tasks.

Mills adds; “We can now invest even more in what's called design for manufacturing (DFM), a process used in higher volume industries, like automotive. On the team we have people that build and design the product and then naturally shift to designing the automation as an extension of this process. This gives the company a huge advantage because we can control much more of the value-chain, and we can be innovative not only in the design of the product, but also the process of creating that product. It’s as important how we make our products as what we’re making.”














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