Flexiv Adds Cardinal to Its Flock of System Integrators to Combat Labor Bottlenecks

SAN JOSE, CA, April 27th, 2023--- Flexiv, a world leader in general-purpose robotics solutions, is excited to announce that it has joined forces with Cardinal, the machine building and systems integration experts.


As the world’s only manufacturer of adaptive robots, Flexiv will empower Cardinal to assemble custom robotic solutions that leverage industry-leading force sensitivity and artificial intelligence to create an optimized automation system for their clients. 


With over four decades of expertise, Cardinal Machine Company is one of North America’s leading integration and machine-building businesses.


Using the latest software and hardware to create simple, reliable, maintainable, and durable solutions for the most complex manufacturing challenges, they are an ideal integration partner for Flexiv.

Flexiv's Robotics Application Engineer Dajun Tao (left) meets the Cardinal Machine team.  


“This strategic partnership with Cardinal marks a significant milestone for Flexiv,” said Howard Huang, Flexiv’s Business director for North America. “With the labor shortage showing no signs of abating and manufacturing being a vital part of Michigan’s economy, we hope that Flexiv’s robotic solutions can be used to fill some of the vacancies that are negatively impacting supply chains. Thanks to Cardinal, we have a real chance to make a positive difference and empower businesses not only to survive but to excel.”


As a Flexiv system integrator, Cardinal will have full access to the Rizon 4, 4s, and 10 robotic arms and the newly released Moonlight parallel robot. Easily integrated into existing production lines or used for standalone applications, Flexiv’s robotic range provides almost limitless possibilities for automating repetitive, labor-intensive tasks. 


“We are excited and look forward to a successful, long-term partnership with Flexiv,” said Brian Pennington, the President of the Cardinal Machine Company. “Having Flexiv’s adaptive force control technology available to us allows us to provide our customers with complex automation solutions in areas that previously required human intervention. Combining adaptive force control technology with a robot that can work collaboratively with a human operator offers even more potential solutions to complex tasks.” 


Merging Flexiv’s robotic expertise with Cardinal’s extensive experience will deliver customers unmatched automation solutions while increasing the productivity, efficiency, flexibility, and competitiveness of businesses within the Great Lake State. 


About Cardinal Machine Company  

Since 1972, Cardinal Machine Company has strived for unparalleled excellence in machine building and systems integration. We offer our customers simple, reliable, maintainable, and durable solutions to the most complex manufacturing challenges. Our Clio, MI facility is clean, modern, and well-maintained. The Cardinal engineering team uses the latest software and systems to design your needed solution. In-house fabrication, detail manufacturing, and final assembly complete the build process. Traditional on-site or virtual technology is used for final runoff and buyoff processes. We provide or coordinate crating, shipping, installation, and commissioning worldwide.