The oil and gas, automotive, aerospace, solar, nuclear and other sectors involve the movement and joining of many different components which tend to be larger in scale.  ATS has developed solutions which utilize the flexibility of lean solutions where possible while automating the transfer of materials which would lead to ergonomic strain if left to completely manual assembly techniques. In addition, these cells often allow customers to improve output and yield as the automation is less constrained by the weight of the parts.  Assembly precision on these projects is often more critical than on lighter weight plastic component based products, a factor which needs to be included in any solution.  Typical tools such as robotics, vision and laser processing play a role in providing high performance solutions. The addition of ATS Illuminate™ Manufacturing Intelligence, services offerings and test equipment where required, allows ATS to deliver leading solutions for the heavy component manufacturing space.