Custom Manufacturing Automation Solutions with the Ability to Differentiate Your Company

Custom-Automation-SolutionAre you seeking a custom-engineered automation solution but lack the resources to get it done on spec and on time? RT Engineering specializes in the design and build of high-throughput assembly systems for a wide array of industries. Using synchronous, asynchronous pallet, and linear transfer systems, RT engineers machines to precise motions and repeatable assembly that can be reconfigured to meet changing production demands.

RT automation engineering features Cartesian and SCARA robots and servo driven manipulators with optional end-of-line inspection testing or labeling.

How RT Engineering Partners with You

manufacturing-automationTo start a project, RT will form a task force consisting of mechanical, electrical, and software engineers, an operations coordinator and project leader. Collaborating with your team, engineers will design equipment according to your throughput and quality requirements.

All designs are modeled in 3D software using SolidWorks to ensure the precision of your specifications. In addition, RT offers development and programming of control systems to accompany mechanical systems.

Learn more about the benefits of custom automation equipment here.

Key Advantages of Custom Automation Equipment

  • Improve Efficiency: Streamline trouble areas that drain resources.
  • On-Demand Machine Shop: React quickly to demand by leveraging RT's 25,000 sq. ft. machine shop.
  • Maintain a Competitive Edge: Build that one-of-a-kind differentiator regardless of resource constraints.
  • Address Regulations Quickly: Comply rapidly with changing production regulations.

Inspection Automation

RT delivers the latest in non-contact, machine vision, and electrical probing technologies.


  • Fiber optics gauging
  • Electronics
  • Consumer goods defect detection
  • Medical device assembly verification
  • Food processing monitoring
  • Character and label verification

Technologies Applied:

  • 2D and 3D machine vision
  • Laser micrometers
  • LVDT's
  • Weigh scales
  • Intellution and RS View SCADA's
  • Barcode readers
  • Mass flow meters

Testing Automation

RT can design and build a unique electrical, environmental or physical testing system tailored to your production standards.

Electrical connectors
Cable assemblies
Filter integrity
Package integrity
Laser detection
2D and 3D machine vision
Assembly testing

Hi Pot testers
Pressure leak testers
Single point fiber optic sensing


Wire & Web Industrial Automation

RT designs, builds, and integrates solutions for wire and web equipment applications including:

  • Take-ups (with Traverse Guides)
  • Pay-offs (Non-Driven & Driven)
  • Capstans (Linear Belts & Drum)
  • Roll Stands
  • Accumulators and Festoons (Vertical & Horizontal)
  • Extruders
  • Dancer Assemblies
  • Length Measuring Assemblies (Traction Wheel & Belt Type)
  • Straighteners & Caster

Custom Assembly Automation

If you have a unique automation challenge to engineer, RT is your trusted provider. Here are some of the applications and technologies RT has particular expertise in.

Medical Inhalers
Automotive Switches
Paper Goods and Bindery
Electronics and Connectors
Diagnostic Tests
Filter Cartridges

Rotary and Linear Indexers
Ultrasonic Welders
Machine Vision for Inspection and Verification
Stakers and Orbital Riveters
Thermo-electric Sealers
Hot Melt Glue Applicators
Ink Jet and Roll Printers
Laser Welders
2D and 3D Machine Vision

Material Handling Automation

RT offers a wealth of mechanical engineering experience for a myriad of applications and technologies related to material handling.

Intricate part orientation and loading
Part presentation to ancillary equipment
Carton loading handling
Palletizing robots

Rotary indexers
Linear indexers
Pallet / tray conveyor feeders
Pneumatic pick and place
Servo pick and place
SCARA & Cartesian robots
Vibratory feeders
Part transfer shuttles
Conveyors (indexing, flat belt, flighted, roller, o-ring, chain attachment)

Life Science & Pharmaceutical Automation

RT designs and builds automation solutions that support unique requirements for Life Sciences and Pharmaceuticals.


  • Stainless steel for daily wash-downs and chemical cleaning
  • Cleanroom rated components and design
  • Tool-less quick changeover tooling
  • PLC and/or PC based with data collection


  • Rotary indexers
  • Linear indexers
  • Pallet / tray conveyor feeders
  • Pneumatic Pick & Places
  • Servo Pick & Places
  • SCARA & Cartesian robots
  • Vibratory feeders
  • Part transfer shuttles
  • Conveyors (indexing, flat belt, flighted, roller, o-ring, chain attachment)


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