Assembly Automation

Five Lakes Automation has experience with many types of metal joining systems. These Systems range from high speed robotic weld lines to low volume manual body shops.
  • Resistance Weld Systems
  • Mig and Tig Welding Systems
  • Remote Fiber Laser Welding Systems
  • Riveting and Toggle Lock Systems
  • Fastener Welding Systems
  • Adhesive Bonding Systems
  • Hot Stamping Systems
Assembly Automation

Material Handling Automation

Five lakes can deliver specialized Flexible Solutions for many types of Material handling requirements.
  • Robotic Handling Systems
  • Automated Positioners
  • Specialized Conveyors
  • Seventh Axis Integration
  • LCA’s (Low Cost Accumulation)
  • Specialized “End Of Arm Tooling” some design for severe environment handling
Material Handling Automation

Production Systems

The following list represents types of systems that Five Lakes Automation has experience with.

  • Body in White Spot Welding
    • Body Sides
    • Under Body
    • Floor Pans
    • Roof and Sun Roof
    • Fenders
    • Truck Box and Box Sides
  • Structural Items
    • Engine Cradles
    • “A”-Arms
    • Frames
    • Rails (Frame)
  • Laser Welding
    • Door Halo’s
    • Bumper Brackets
    • Tailored Blanks
  • Hot Stamping
    • “C” – Pillars
    • “A” – Pillars
    • Custom Robot End Effectors
  • Fastener Systems
    • Projection Nut and Stud Cells
    • Rivet Systems
    • Clinching Systems
    • Press Lock Systems
Production Systems

Engineering services

Five Lakes Automation can offer Manufacturing Process Engineering, Simulation, Mechanical and Controls design. Five Lakes uses In House as well as partners outside of our walls to provide a complete Engineering Service as part of our Turnkey Solution to our Customer’s needs. Five Lakes will manage the entire design program and will be a single point of contact for our Customer. Using a single source for all your System needs is not only convenient but is critical in reducing communication issues that arise when these tasks are spread out to multiple suppliers.
Engineering services

How It Works

Helping You Make a Difference

It's Five Lakes Automations Goal to deliver our Customers an "On Time, In Budget" Product that is of "World Class Quality".

Our Customers bring us their production requirements and we take it from there! Five Lakes Automation will concept, propose, engineer and execute a top of industry solution that meets or exceeds their manufacturing needs.

Project Management

  • Concept through production
  • Program Scheduling and Timing
  • Budget and cost analysis
  • Regular Status Reporting
  • Project Coordination with the Customer

Process Engineering

  • Simultaneous process development
  • Product Evaluation
  • System Proposals
  • Lean and flexible manufacturing solutions
  • Plant floor manpower and space optimization

Controls Design

Five Lakes can offer complete Controls Hardware and Software Design, as well as Debug and Installation Support, with our in-house controls team.

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Five Lakes Automation is a full-service turnkey provider of Systems and application products.

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  • Project Management
  • Process Engineering
  • Mechanical Design
  • Controls Hardware & Software Design
  • Simulation
  • System Layout
  • Manufacturing Welding & Assembly Systems
  • Weld Cell Construction & Assembly
  • Specialty Welding

Customers we have experience with

  • ABB
  • American Axle
  • AM General
  • BayMex Stamping
  • Chrysler
  • Fanuc
  • Ford
  • General Motors
  • JCI
  • Kuka

  • Karma Automotive
  • Lear
  • L&W Engineering
  • Magna
  • Mayflower CVG
  • Modineer
  • Thai Summit America
  • Tesla
  • TABC

About Us

  • Founded in 2013 in the Detroit / Auburn Hills Area
  • Over 40,000 sq. ft. of Engineering and Manufacturing space at our Novi, MI Headquarters
  • Experienced Staff with background in all welding processes, metal joining and material handling
  • In house Robot Programmers with experience in all manufacturers of Robots
  • Experienced in-house staff of Controls Engineers and Designers plus Start Up support
  • Long term relationships with reputable Mechanical Engineering houses
  • Program Management controlled by Five Lakes personnel

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