Matrix Design, LLC Becomes RIA Certified Robot Integrator

“This certification validates our business processes and provides prospective end-users additional assurance of our competencies to design, build and install safe and efficient robotic automation systems”

Ann Arbor, MI - Matrix Design, LLC has received the RIA Certified Robot Integrator designation. In order to become certified, Matrix Design, LLC completed a rigorous process which includes an on-site audit and testing of key personnel among other important criteria.


"We congratulate Matrix Design, LLC for joining our growing list of RIA Certified Robot Integrators," said Jeff Burnstein, President of RIA. "RIA Robot Integrator Certification is a key differentiator for integrators and automation users. Based on industry feedback, we have found that achieving certification has proven to be valuable for integrators looking to showcase their capabilities to both users and suppliers."

"We are thrilled to achieve RIA Certified Robot Integrator status," said Jeff Bennett, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Matrix Design, LLC. "In business for over 15 years, we've worked diligently to not only design and install high quality robotic systems, but, also to build a high-performing, sustainable robotics integration business that will enable us to serve the manufacturing and robotics industries for many years."

"This certification validates our business processes and provides prospective end-users additional assurance of our competencies to design, build and install safe and efficient robotic automation systems,", said Pat Bertsche, President of Matrix Design, LLC. "Over the past several years, we've implemented rigorous operational processes and invested heavily in our employees. We are pleased to be recognized for our efforts and grateful that manufacturing companies have RIA as a resource as they seek integration partners."

RIA requires each certified integrator to be recertified every two years. Detailed information on the certification program and the certified robot integrators can be found on a special section of Robotics Online. Integrators interested in becoming certified can contact Jeff Burnstein at 734/994-6088.

"Robotics customers, of course, still need to conduct their own due diligence on the suppliers they select," said Burnstein. "RIA cannot guarantee the work of any integrator or recommend which integrators to choose. We have over 80 system integrator members and look forward to having more of them go through the certification process in the near future."

About Robotic Industries Association (RIA)
Founded in 1974, RIA is a not-for-profit trade association dedicated to improving the regional, national and global competitiveness of the North American manufacturing and service sectors through promotion and enhancement of robotics and related automation. RIA represents over 350 robot manufacturers, system integrators, component suppliers, end users, consulting firms, research groups, and educational institutions. The association hosts a number of events including the International Collaborative Robots Workshop, the National Robot Safety Conference, the A3 Business Forum (February 3-5, 2016 in Orlando, FL) and the biennial Automate Show & Conference (April 3-6, 2017 in Chicago). RIA also provides quarterly robotics statistics and has a content-rich website, Robotics Online. For more details on RIA, visit Robotics Online or call 734/994-6088.

About Association for Advancing Automation (A3)
The Association for Advancing Automation is the global advocate for the benefits of automating. A3 promotes automation technologies and ideas that transform the way business is done. A3 is the umbrella group for Robotic Industries Association (RIA), AIA - Advancing Vision + Imaging, and Motion Control and Motor Association (MCMA). RIA, AIA, and MCMA combined represent some 900 automation manufacturers, component suppliers, system integrators, end users, research groups and consulting firms from throughout the world that drive automation forward. For more information, please visit our websites: A3; RIA; AIA; MCMA.

Featured Product

ST Robotics - R17HS-6, the 6-axis version of the high speed R17 variant

ST Robotics - R17HS-6, the 6-axis version of the high speed R17 variant

The 6-axis version of the R17HS high speed variant of the R17 robot is now available. As is our policy the 6th axis is an optional bolt-on module. At the same time we have made it even faster and new software eliminates shake and greatly improves repeatability as this video shows. Please see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wG0MeiJ-yE. The video would seem to imply a repeatability of 0.01mm but we are sticking with 0.2mm in the spec. The motor specialist was able to tune the motors from the other side of the pond. My first reaction when we put power on and entered the first commands was to jump back in amazement (and maybe an expletive). Tip speed is now 3m/s; that's 3 times as fast as its nearest competitor yet costs half the price. I love it when a plan comes together.