Automation Engineering


Custom Manufacturing Automation Solutions

Are 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

To 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.

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Inspection Automation

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

Technologies Applied:

  • 2D and 3D machine vision

  • Laser micrometers

  • LVDT's

  • Weigh scales

  • Intellution and RS View SCADA's

  • Barcode readers

  • Mass flow meters


  • Fiber optics gauging

  • Electronics

  • Consumer goods defect detection

  • Medical device assembly verification

  • Food processing monitoring

  • Character and label verification

Custom Assembly Automation

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


  • 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

  • Engravers

  • 2D and 3D Machine Vision

  • LVDT’s


  • Medical Inhalers

  • Automotive Switches

  • Paper Goods and Bindery

  • Electronics and Connectors

  • Diagnostic Tests

  • Filter Cartridges

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.

Testing Automation


  • Hi Pot Testers

  • Pressure Leak Testers

  • LVDT’s

  • Single Point Fiber Optic Sensing


  • Electrical connectors

  • Cable Assemblies

  • Filter Integrity

  • Package Integrity

  • Laser Detection

  • 2D and 3D Machine Vision

  • Assembly Testing

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

  • Extruders

  • Dancer Assemblies

  • Length Measuring Assemblies (Traction Wheel & Belt Type)

  • Straighteners & Caster

Life Science & Pharmaceutical Automation

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


  • 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 attachement


  • Stainless steel for daily wash-downs and chemical cleaning

  • Cleanroom rated components and design

  • Tool-less quick changeover tooling

  • PLC and/pr PC based with data collection