RND Automation selected for Gulf Coast 500

RND Automation & Engineering was selected for the 2016 Florida Gulf Coast 500 list. A collection of the largest companies on Florida's west coast ranked by revenue.

RND Automation is proud to be included in the Gulf Coast 500, a list of the top Gulf Coast companies (Crystal River to Naples) ranked by revenue. We're tied for 491 overall but we're top 45 in the manufacturing category. So proud of the RND team in helping us to become the premiere robotics and custom automation company in Florida.


RND Automation & Engineering based out of Sarasota, FL, engineers, designs, manufactures and retrofits custom automation & material handling machinery for industries as diverse as hydraulic valves, automotive sensors, and contact lenses. Our projects range from fully automatic high-speed robotic work cells to operator assisted semi-automatic workstations. With our 20 years of experience in industrial machinery design, we provide our clients with production ready automated equipment that cuts labor costs and improves quality and production rates.

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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.