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PSA Expansion

The Team at PSA Systems is happy to announce the expansion of our PSA – Duryea location, making it PSA Systems’ new Community of Businesses Corporate HQ Campus. The expanded campus sits on nearly 25 acres and offers over 90,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing and systems integration space; with additional acreage available for future expansion to the existing buildings as our business grows.

This new Campus will consist of a dedicated, centralized manufacturing center for advanced machining and fabrication services to support both internal and client-based fabrication solutions, a State-of-the-Art Custom Automation and Robotics Center for turnkey system integration, along with application and product development; as well as dedicated office and manufacturing facilities for the Dept. of Defense and SMT Tooling Divisions.

Library storage and retrieval robot

Robotic Storage & Retrieval System

PSA designed and built a library storage and retrieval system for electric car batteries. By creating an enclosed shelving system around ABB’s IRB4600 robot, it maximizes storage space while keeping all work done by the robot contained within an enclosed cell. The shelves were designed with a series of slots and trays which allows it to hold over 6,000 batteries at a time. This cell is integrated with a 30 foot custom built and servo operated (2) level conveyor that allows for infeed as well as discharge from the cell. The batteries move to the robot via conveyor, get scanned with an integrated barcode system, are placed in the coordinating slot on the shelves. The bar code and slot information is stored together in the control system. When the robot must retrieve a battery, it picks it from the shelf, scans the barcode to ensure it has picked the right battery, and then will place it on the discharge conveyor moving away from the cell. All doors to the cell are integrated with the safety system to require a powering down of the cell before any person enters for cleaning, maintenance or to manually pick a battery.