ACME Robotic Finishing Systems

ACME Robotic Finishing Systems

In all Acme robotic systems, integrated sound and dust containment room enclosure confines airborne polishing and grinding particles to protect the plant environment.

[Manufacturer Introduction]

Since 1910, four generations of the Carlson family have lead the Acme team. Founded on machine tool design and evolving into a robotic material finishing provider, Acme’s singular focus has remained the same: Create cost-effective material removal systems and process solutions to meet complex finishing requirements.

As an exporter of machinery since 1950, Acme was recognized for excellence in advancing the United State’s Export Expansion Program in 1991, when the company received the Presidential “E” Award, and again in 2016 the Company was awarded the Presidential “E Star” Award. During the same year

[Company Capabilities and Resources]

  • Experience
    Acme has over 110 years experience, resulting in the most experienced & knowledgeable application engineers in the metal finishing industry.
  • Certified FANUC Integrator
    Acme is one of the largest FANUC Level IV Certified Servicing Integrators. Products are built to RIA 15.06 safety standards and to UL or CE mark if required.
  • Technology & Innovation
    Acme uses the most up-to-date & state-of-the-art technology for creative engineering designs, software development, system simulations, & offline task programming. Acme provides system integration and intuitive operator interfaces.
  • Service
    Acme provides extensive & comprehensive global customer service, on-site training, documentation & on-site support during and after installation.
  • Made In America
    Acme is headquartered in Auburn Hills, MI U.S.A., with over 85,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space (two facilities).

[ACME Mission Statement]

We are committed to being a world class organization providing innovative and cost-effective automation solutions for everyday material removal and surface finishing challenges. Our culture drives unparalleled focus on relationships, safety, quality, technology, and profitability.

[ACME Quality Statement]

At Acme, we expect the best from everyone involved in our process, from our employees to our suppliers. With this expectation, Acme is always innovating and looking for ways to achieve optimum results.
We strive to maximize each customer’s productivity and quality while lowering their production cost. This increases customer profit and ensures Acme’s long-term success.

We take pride in communication as the key to high quality. The Acme Team listens to our customers and communicates thoroughly throughout each process solution to ensure consistency, effectiveness, and genuine quality.

[Product Features]

Acme robotic finishing systems are in the field, automatically and consistently producing 10 to 200 parts per hour, while reducing abrasive media costs by as much as 75%.

In all Acme robotic systems, integrated sound and dust containment room enclosure confines airborne polishing and grinding particles to protect the plant environment

[Part-Handling Automation]Increases Uptime and Cell Throughput

Part handling and queuing options for robotic finishing cells, including incoming and outgoing part conveyors, are providing reliable, unattended processing time of two or three hours or more. For small to medium size parts that are fixtured in trays, simple dual-drawer arrangements allow one tray to be loaded with parts by an operator while the robot unloads, processes, and loads parts from another tray in a second drawer adjacent to the first. The drawers pull open directly from the cell enclosure. The use of two drawers creates a queued part reserve for continuous, uninterrupted production.

Vision systems are being integrated into robotic finishing cells to identify parts and to verify positioning to ensure that parts are properly loaded prior to pick-up by the robot. The latest “visionary” quest: laser/vision applications are being developed now to provide 100% dimensional part inspection. Potentially, this capability will provide closed-loop feedback to the robot for modifying process parameters such as force control and contact time on the finishing belt or wheel.


  • Firearm Material Removal & Surface Finishing
  • Automotive Material Removal