Designed to perform. Built to last.
From 3D design to installation, training and support, Dakota Automation is a full service provider of custom automation and material handling equipment. Dakota Automation's engineers have more than 120 years combined experience designing automated equipment for a variety of industries. Superb workmanship from the highly-skilled machinists and technicians is evident in every product shipped.
Windows and Doors
Fab Saws - SDL Saws - SDL Tapers - Material Handling - Easel Lines - Frame Routers - Hardware Assembly - Glazers - Frame Clamps - Sash Clamps - Brickmould Assembly - Custom/ Standard
Dakota Automation’s SDL saw line starts with a simple notching saw and ends with a fully automated system that produces notched, coped and taped grid bars from lineal material. The systems are designed to work with wood, aluminum and vinyl and can accommodate multiple bar widths automatically.
The SDL Taper automates the application of tape to grid bars resulting in excellent labor and material savings.
Designed to automatically flip a sash to improve access for cleaning or assembly, the Flipper machines are a great addition to any window production line. Units are powered into the flipper, flipped 180°, and then automatically powered out. A large capacity unit flipper is also available.
The multi-stop, programmable door rotator will sequence a patio door or sash through a number of pre-set stops for cleaning or assembly. The rotator sets up for width automatically and has powered feed through.
Dakota Automation can customize a fabrication saw to suit your component fabrication needs. Our saws are accurate and heavy duty. They can be equipped with many spindles and have easy to use software. On-board lineal optimization is available as an option.
Dakota Automation can design and build a custom system to meet your needs. This custom system is a fully automated double hung sash assembly line that is capable of producing a sash every 30 seconds.
Stackers - Feeders - Conveying Systems
Dakota Automation has designed and manufactured a variety of material handling lines. Typical applications are sanding and laminating lines.
Inventory Control Systems
Dakota Automation's Inventory Control Systems take the labor out of material retrieval and storage for single piece flow systems. The system can be integrated with existing MRP software and inventory databases.
Saws and Fabricating
Fab Saws - SDL Saws - Routers - Drills - Saw Lines
Dakota Automation has designed and manufactured a variety of pusher saws. Pusher saws typically cut from lineals, up to 20 feet long, and may incorporate any number of spindles and/or punches, for sawing, routing, notching and drilling. Each system is customized to a specific application, and may have from 1 to 4 lanes. Walking beam infeed and outfeed options are available. On-board lineal optimization and network/database communication are also available.
Dakota Automation's line of SDL saws starts with a simple notching saw and ends with a fully automated system that produces notched, coped and taped grid bars from lineal material. The systems are designed to work with wood, aluminum and vinyl which can accommodate multiple bar widths automatically.
Dakota Automation has dozens of custom drilling and routing systems in service all over the United States. The systems range from simple, pneumatic controlled single spindle systems to multi-axis, multi-spindle CNC systems.
Ten Spindle, Multi-Axis Sash Router
Multi-Spindle, Multi-Axis Stile Latch Router
Multi-Spindle Component Fab
Multi-Spindle, Feed Through, Point to Point Drill
Single-Spindle Component Fab
Multi-Spindle Component Fab
Drawer Component Fab - Drawer Slide Assembly - V Groovers - Cutting Systems - Material Handling - Clamps
Drawer Component Fab
Drawer components for one drawer in less than 3 seconds.
Drawer Side Assembly
Dakota Automation's Drawer Side Assembly Machines assemble a pair of drawer sides every 3 seconds and then stack the completed sides.
The High Speed V Groover can run at speeds of 50 fpm and depth tolerances of .025mm.
An innovative solution for feeding fabric, foam or bubble wrap and automatically cutting to length.
Dakota Automation has a wide variety of material handling equipment including conveying systems and robots.
With its extensive experience and diverse capabilities, Dakota Automation excels at custom automation equipment.
Dakota Automation's custom 2D vision inspection systems provide critical dimensional data and quality or feature inspections. The system below incorporates four cameras for part inspection and packaging verification. Small cylindrical parts are inspected top and bottom as well as 360° around the diameter.
With dozens of custom assembly systems in service across the U.S., Dakota Automation has experience designing a system specific to your needs – from basic manual assist stations to fully automated cells with robots and 2D/3D vision.
Material handling for laminating
Panel conveying / flipping
Ten spindle, multi-axis sash router
Multi-spindle, multi-axis stile latch router
Multi-spindle feed through drill
Single-spindle, stile router
Concrete form assembly
Automatic frame mulling
Automatic mold unloader
Door core router / stacker
Paint gun assembly bench
Paint gun assembly / stamping
Patio panel clad stapler
Fuel cell process / test
Sash cladding nailer
Grid pinning machine
Patio frame assembly line
SDL assembly line
Component nailer with adhesive dispensing
Powered tilt table
Automated sill threshold assembly