Simplimatic Automation Joins CCAM’s Intelligent Flexible Manufacturing Testbed Project Funded by NIST

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PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, Virginia: MAY 28, 2020 – The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) received funding from the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) to develop an Intelligent Flexible Manufacturing Cell, in 2019. Today, CCAM is pleased to announce Simplimatic Automation has joined HURCO, Mitutoyo, and Cisco as a partner on the testbed project.

Simplimatic Automation, headquartered in Forest, Virginia, develops smart and simple solutions that help solve the complex challenges faced in modern manufacturing. Simplimatic Automation offers conveyor systems, robotics, and custom factory automation to a variety of manufacturing, assembly, and packaging operations worldwide. 

The Intelligent Flexible Manufacturing Cell concept is being built to advance communications standards for manufacturing cells. Simplimatic Automation will support the project by providing robotic materials movement equipment, enclosure fabrications, related software, and integration services.

“We are proud to have Simplimatic join us for this important project. The cyber-physical testbed will enable industry partners, standards organizations, and government partners to develop, test, and demonstrate new technologies, prove functional concepts, and test use cases that relate to flexible and distributed manufacturing processes,” said CCAM Intelligent Factory Research Manager, Dr. Tim Bakker.

“Simplimatic is excited to play a role in the CCAM laboratory.  We are always interested in supporting efforts for domestic production,” said Simplimatic Automation Director of Project Management, Stan Earley.

Milestones, on this the three year project, are regularly updated on the CCAM website.

About Simplimatic Automation

Simplimatic Automation provides industry-leading manufacturing, design and automation solutions to the electronics, packaging, assembly, personal care, medical device and laboratory automation industries. We are a Tier 4 Fanuc integrator. Our innovative technologies and proven expertise help manufacturers maximize productivity, reliability and profitability.

Simplimatic is committed to developing smart and simple solutions that help solve the complex challenges faced in modern manufacturing, assembly, and packaging.

Simplimatic Automation is headquartered at 1046 W. London Park Drive, Forest, VA  24551, with an additional manufacturing facility in Rustburg, VA. Simplimatic also has engineering, sales and service teams located in: Richmond, VA; Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas.; as well as Monterrey, Mexico; Chengdu, China; HCMC, Vietnam; Penang, Malaysia; Kulim, Malaysia. For more information, please call: 800-294-2003 or visit our website:  Also, connect with us on YouTubeTwitterFacebookLinkedIn and Instagram.

Simplimatic Automation is currently producing equipment that will manufacture and transport microchips that will be used in ventilators in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

About CCAM

CCAM’s mission is to solve advanced manufacturing challenges. CCAM provides a resourceful and IP friendly collaborative environment to create solutions for complex advanced manufacturing challenges. CCAM is the center of an ecosystem where academia, government, and industry partner together to create real economic value. CCAM plays an active role in the development of the most talented manufacturing workforce providing a substantial and diverse educational pathway. CCAM is located in a state-of-the-art research facility in Prince George County, Virginia. For more information, visit:

Media Contact:

CCAM: Betsey Odell (804) 722-3744

Simplimatic Automation: Lee Crawford (434) 385-9181 #1025


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