TranTek News

Robotics Systems Company Returns to GR

Robotic Engineering Company in Traverse City and Grand Rapids, Michigan.

TranTek, September 2, 2013

A Traverse City robotic systems company is re-establishing its presence in West Michigan after the economic downturn with the opening of a design and service facility near the Gerald R. Ford International Airport. TranTek Automation recently opened a 5,000-sqaurefoot facility at 4345 44th Street SE in Kentwood. It marks the company’s first presence outside Traverse City since a facility on Elmridge Drive in Walker closed in 2009.


TranTek Automation Helps Water Heater Company Keep Manufacturing in the United States

Robotic Automation for manufacturing of water heaters.

TranTek, November 29, 2012

Of the nation's makers of residential and commercial water heaters, Bradford White Corporation is the only one that manufactures all of its products in the United States. To remain competitive, Bradford White was faced with the decision to stay in Michigan or seek a better competitive advantage elsewhere. The company chose to remain in Michigan, expanding and reinvesting in its Middleville, Michigan facility. With overwhelming support from company management, and state and local government, the company began an aggressive, multi-year plan for growth. With an emphasis on robust design and reliability, and to address its current and future equipment needs, Bradford White turned to TranTek Automation in Traverse City, Michigan.


TranTek Takes Automation for Major Auto Manufacturer to a New Level – “Flying Robots”

Flying Robots for manufacturing automobiles.

TranTek, April 17, 2012

TranTek Automation Corporation, a Traverse City, Michigan automation integration company, has completed the design and engineering of a brand new line for a major U.S. tier one auto manufacturer. The application is an improved automation concept for a series of camshaft machining centers that traditionally used separate linear motion gantry-style pick and place mechanisms and floor conveyors. This new 7th Axis Robotic design reduces the amount of fixed automation equipment required, cuts four individual automation systems down to one, uses less energy, and frees up floor space while providing capital equipment flexibility.