Tool Gauge

Tacoma, Washington-based Tool Gauge manufactures precision metal and plastic components and assemblies for the aerospace industry. With long-term customer contracts that can’t be renegotiated, Tool Gauge turned to automation to help mitigate and contain staffing costs in a tight labor market. Two UR collaborative robots accomplished that goal, delivering labor savings up to 75 percent while doubling production in glue dispensing and CNC machine tending applications, reducing the need for additional workers for repetitive, undesirable jobs. The company also found new opportunities for employees to add value, improve safety, and gain job satisfaction.