Automation & Material Handling

Smart automation. Smart manufacturing.

The Technology of Tomorrow, Today.

Manufacturers across all industries are looking for ways to increase their competitive advantage and improve profitability. Material handling improvements are a great way to get there. Traditionally, material handling can be tedious, labor-intensive, and ergonomically repetitive – making it the perfect place to optimize production, improve efficiency, and promote operator safety through robotic automation.

We all want a smarter operation – one that connects our technology and production to tracking and reporting for increased optimization. We can connect directly to your MES (Manufacturing Execution System) to track your parts and provide full traceability and production measurements. We bring the technology of tomorrow into your operations, today.


Wondering if a material handling system can improve your bottom line? We’re here to help.

Increase Employee Safety
Improve Quality
Reduce Waste
Optimize Cycle Times
Reduced Downtime and more.

Custom, Turn-key Solutions.

We serve a wide variety of customer needs, some of which can be satisfied within our portfolio of standard robotic cells and turnkey solutions, while others require more custom automation which can be integrated into a current production line.

  • Engineered to Order
    Custom automation developed around your needs
  • Configure to Order
    Turnkey automation and material processing solutions
  • Build-To-Print
    You supply the prints, we’ll build the solution
  • Reconfigure Existing Automation
    Repurposing your current equipment, or retooling installed solutions

Your Material Handling Experts

Whether you need to move parts, implement a full turnkey pick-pack-pal solution, or something in-between, our Shape Process Automation team will help you automate your material handling and add untapped efficiency to your production.


  • Robotic Press Tending
  • Assembly and Test Stations
  • Inspection and Part Transfer
  • Machine Loading & Unloading
  • Robotic Cutting & Drilling
  • Full turnkey Pick-Pack-Pal Solutions
  • Bin-picking
  • Tote Dumpers
  • And more!

Vision, Optical Metrology, & Artificial Intelligence Solutions

Our team of experts are well-versed in the integration of the latest technology in vision, barcode, RFID, motion control, process, and enterprise software. Working with industry leading technology partners, we help customers track and manage their most important assets – day in and day out.


Reach New Levels of Production


Locate parts, off-set robot positions, or implement visual line-tracking


Measure your parts, pattern matching, poke yoke, go/no-go, presence/absence validation, heat treatment quality control (choral deviation).


Intelligent reading of barcodes and part specific program selection


Stereoscopic measurement so you can make sure your parts are as precise as possible. SPC (statistical process control) for reporting on results.

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Machine learning implementation right on your production floor so you can continually make improvements.

Industry Partners

Our systems and solutions combine deep application knowledge, world-class engineering standards, and quality fabrication. You expect the best, and so do we. Accordingly, we’re proud to partner with the following automation industry leaders.

Shape Technologies
Shape Technologies
Shape Process Automation Celebrates 50 years
Rockwell Automation
Plus One Robotics
IPG Photonics