PushCorp, Inc. Company Profile
PushCorp was founded March, 1993 to commercially market technology developed through university research. The company has since completed many highly successful commercial industrial automation projects. These projects have covered technologies ranging from mechanical manipulato...
PushCorp was founded March, 1993 to commercially market technology developed through university research. The company has since completed many highly successful commercial industrial automation projects. These projects have covered technologies ranging from mechanical manipulator design to machine vision inspection, with success primarily due to a combination of extensive practical industry experience and thorough theoretical engineering knowledge.
A State of Texas Advanced Technology Program granted to Dr. O. Robert Mitchell at the University of Texas at Arlington funded the development of an Adjustable Force Device (AFD) by Dr. Edwin Erlbacher, (now the president of PushCorp, Inc.) as the basis of his Ph.D. dissertation. The primary use of this device is to enable robotic equipment to perform delicate grinding, sanding, and polishing operations previously difficult or impossible to accomplish in an automated fashion. The adjustable force device implements novel feedback control algorithms and a compact mechanical design to provide unprecedented performance. This feedback arrangement is the basis for a United States patent (5,448,146) covering the AFD technology.
Based on the positive industry response to the development of the AFD, PushCorp, Inc., Dallas, Texas, was formed to manufacture and sell the device and other related industrial automation equipment. After PushCorp was formed, commercialization of the research into a viable and marketable product was accomplished in less than one year with Boeing Airplane Company being the recipient of the first commercial device.
Since its inception, a primary goal of PushCorp, Inc. is to continuously search for and develop new and unique products. As evidence of this, PushCorp has developed, on average, two to three new products per year throughout its history. Many of these new products are in direct response to customer needs. Many times customers contact PushCorp to develop a specific product outside of their core business. Sometimes these projects become a standard PushCorp product or remain a unique product for that specific customer. This intense design and development activity serves to keep PushCorp personnel in touch with the latest technologies available in the automation and robotics field.
All of the equipment produced by PushCorp is the result of significant efforts in mechanical, electrical, and software design, controls, sensor integration, component procurement, and fabrication. The products are designed with great attention to ease of manufacture with emphasis on reducing component part count. This philosophy effectively reduces manufacturing costs while increasing overall product reliability.
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