FastCAP Systems and Calvary Robotics Announce Manufacturing Agreement

FastCAP Partnership

FastCAP Systems, developer of cutting-edge energy storage technology, announced that it has entered into a manufacturing agreement with Calvary Automation Systems, a manufacturing industry leader based in Rochester, NY. This partnership will facilitate large-scale, low-cost production of FastCAP’s revolutionary ultracapacitors to accommodate growing product demand.

“This relationship is a great step for FastCAP toward addressing energy related problems of scale. By partnering with a world-class manufacturer we create new opportunities to provide our high performance, ruggedized and wide temperature ultracapacitor technology for important markets such as aerospace and defense, automotive and stationary storage and grid applications,” said John Cooley, President and CTO of FastCAP Systems.

FastCAP Systems current product offerings include a variety of ultracapacitors to fit the needs of extreme environment applications. FastCAP’s ultracapacitors are rated up to 150°C and can withstand high shock and vibration. An additional product has just been made available for pre-order – an ultracapacitor with the highest energy density and highest power density on the market in its form factor. For more information, please visit http://www.fastcapsystems.com or http://www.calvaryrobotics.com.

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• Full-time
• 1 year controls design engineering experience.
• Bachelor’s Degree

Applications Controls Engineer

This position requires the hardware & software design and debug of industrial controls for various custom automated assembly, test and material handling machines.

Job Type:

  • Full-time

Required experience:

  • Controls Design Engineering: 1 year

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Job Description

  • Design/Specify and Integrate Electrical, Pneumatic, and Hydraulic Control Systems Hardware for Automated Assembly, Test, and Material Handling Systems. Develop accurate Bill of Materials.
  • Design Control Software for PLCs, PCs, Industrial HMI’s, robotic, steppers, servo motor controls, machine vision, industrial test systems, etc... Integral participant /stakeholder in system commissioning and customer acceptance at Calvary.
  • Install, train, and commission machines at customer’s site. Play integral role in system acceptance/sign-off at customer facility.
  • Ensure that design is in line with project requirements and Calvary design standards and budgets.
  • Attend project meetings with project managers/customers and participate as a positive influence in maintaining excellent customer relationship while minimizing scope creep.
  • Collaborate with Mechanical Engineering, Machine Builder, Project Manager and Purchasing staff during the design and build process
  • Write machine functional/maintenance manuals based on designs

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology, Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology, and/or other degrees / demonstrated industry experience
  • Experience selecting and designing hardware to control and monitor industrial machinery and/or industrial processes.
  • Experience applying PLC-based programming languages to control and monitor industrial machinery and/or industrial processes.
  • Experience integrating industrial devices.
  • High degree of mechanical aptitude and spatial reasoning

Experience

  • Allen-Bradley Studio/ RSLogix5000, FactoryTalk View Studio, FactoryTalk Transaction Manager
  • Siemens Step7, TIA Portal, WinCC Flex, Telemecanique Unity, Concept, PL7
  • Epson, Fanuc, ABB, Denso, Staubli, Kuka, Mitsubishi, Intelligent Actuator or other robotic control and programming platforms
  • Cognex Insight, VisionPro, or other industrial vision programming
  • Relevant codes such as NFPA 79, NFPA 70, and CE

MISSION STATEMENT

Calvary succeeds by delivering outstanding performance.

Therefore, we believe in service beyond expectation, achieved through a constant desire to anticipate and fulfill evolving customer needs.

The honesty, intelligence, and commitment of our people are vital to Calvary’s mission. In addition, we share pride in the Company and respect each individual's contribution at every level.

Exemplary customer relationships drive Calvary’s growth and prosperity.

Calvary is also dedicated to pushing the limits of excellence, standing at the forefront to provide the finest work environment attainable in the industry.

Calvary always strives to exceed its best.

1994

Company Founded. First facility located on Emerson Street, Rochester, NY.

2000

Calvary implements a Professional Project Management System

2002

Calvary creates Performance Tracking Software to ensure On-Time Delivery. 

2003

Calvary is named #46 in Rochester Top 100 Businesses.

Calvary's growth warrants move to 70,000 sq. ft. facility on Hendrix Road. 

2004

Calvary implements Infor SyteLine business software.

Calvary named #39 in Rochester Top 100 Businesses.

2005

Calvary adds an additional 2,000 sq. ft. Engineering Office to Hendrix Road.

2006

1,500 sq. ft. of dedicated clean room assembly space is added to Calvary

Calvary also gains national recognition for achievement in March issue of The Manufacturer Magazine.

Calvary selected as Monroe County (NY) Business of the Month.

Rochester Top 100 Businesses names Calvary #47.

2007

Calvary adds additional 7,000 sq. ft. to increase capacity in controls department.

Calvary implements a dedicated service department.

A Library of modular and standard automation designs optimized by an internal networked search engine.

2008

Calvary adds an additional 6,000 sq. ft. for Engineering and Customer Workspace.

Calvary selected #22 in Rochester Top 100 businesses.

2009

Calvary forms new division called Calvary Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) which is dedicated to build to print and contract manufacturing services. 

Calvary Seeks ISO Certification for new division.

2010

Calvary named #33 in Rochester Top 100 Businesses.

Calvary - CAM division earns ISO 9001:2008 certification.

The Calvary Hendrix Road facility re-designs shop space and adds an additional 7,000 sq. ft.

2011

Calvary adds direct service support in Mexico and Asia.

Calvary forms CGS division focused on precision tooling and fabricated components to meet internal and external customer's needs.

2012

Calvary moves to Publishers Parkway, a 385,000 sq. ft. facility, to meet expansion needs.

Calvary forms new products division focused on Product Commercialization.

OptiCool Technologies is formed by Calvary, which is the first business formed under the products division. This company provides and manufactures data center cooling solutions. 

2013

Calvary named #56 in Rochester Top 100 Businesses.

2014

Calvary's Automation divisions become ISO certified. 

2015

Calvary expands with new 30,000 sq. ft. facility in Greenville, SC.

Calvary introduces first 2 X-Cell robotic platforms. 

2016

Calvary added 2 additional flexible robotic platforms. 

Calvary is working on great things. Stay tuned.

Calvary Headquarters (Rochester, NY)

Our Global Headquarters is based in Rochester NY. This state of the art modern facility is vertically integrated and occupies over 385,000 square feet and is home to over 200 dedicated, experienced employees.

Calvary (Greenville, SC)

Greenville is home to Calvary's newest 30,000 sq. ft. facility. Calvary has chosen Greenville as their first US location outside of their headquarters in Rochester, New York. The choice for this location was based on the quality and quantity technical resources in the region as well as being a high growth area for the industries that we serve.

CGS Fabrication (Rochester, NY)

CGS Fabrication provides a variety of precision, custom machined parts and fabricated components to numerous renowned companies, many of whom partner with us as their primary supplier. We invite you to tour our Website and experience the many qualities that CGS Fabrication has to offer, as your key supplier for precision tooling and fabricated solutions.

Calvary Asia (Penang, Malaysia)

We know every manufacturer must remain competitive in today's market. Therefore to ensure that we provide maximum value possible, Calvary has founded Calvary Malaysia. This is with a mandate to provide low cost manufactured parts. Also to provide assemblies and production support for our customer related business activities.

Opticool Technologies (Rochester, NY)

OptiCool Technologies is a leading provider of innovative server cooling solutions. We specialize in refrigerant-based, close-coupled cooling solutions. These solutions are designed to support a wide variety of data center applications. They include both low-density to high-density data centers. Visit Our Website

Automotive

Calvary has a long history within the Automotive industry. Our experience expands over a wide range of technology applications including, but not limited to semi-automated lean cells, robotic work cells, asynchronous and synchronous assembly systems, flexible platform technology, web handling and functional test and inspection systems. We are experienced in numerous control systems and data analysis software platforms. Calvary has integrated a large number of third party equipment and systems into our final solutions and thus, has taking turnkey responsibility for the result.

Calvary has learned how to deal with cost and delivery constraints through innovative solutions and close collaboration with our customers. We are very familiar with our customer expectations, such as statistical quality metrics (Cpk, gauge R&R, capability studies), robust tooling design, poka-yoke verification methods, lean manufacturing practices and just-in-time production. We have integrated all core technologies such as feeding, part placement, assembly methodologies, joining technologies, dispensing, inspection, testing, and packaging solutions.

Calvary has provided solutions in many specialized applications, such as but not limited to:

  • Emission Control Products
  • Sensors and Actuators
  • Electronics and Associated Assemblies
  • Safety Products
  • Control Modules
  • Engine Management Components
  • Fuel Delivery Systems
  • Braking Systems
  • Steering Systems
  • Thermal Management Products

Consumer Products

Calvary’s work in the Consumer Products industry has spanned over several years with installations in several countries. Our experience includes multiple technologies to optimize processes for high volume or high mix production. In addition we have provided solutions to accommodate flexible volumes by designing solutions that are modular and scalable. We are sensitive to the ongoing development and product design iterations, as well as delicate handling to avoid cosmetic damage to products that will be exposed to end users.

We are experienced with many different control platforms and are familiar with integration to ERP and MES systems, as well as plant floor supervisory networks. Our controls experience can provide a variety of batch and part level data collection for analysis and record keeping.

We have integrated a number of technologies frequently used in consumer products, such as flexible part feeding, container filling, coating, adhesive applications, screwdriving and welding technologies, electronic, leak and functional testing, cosmetic and qualitative vision inspection, laser marking, printing and decorating processes, as well as primary and secondary packaging.

Calvary has provided solutions in many specialized applications, such as but not limited to:

  • Consumer Electronics
  • Optical and Electronic Connectors
  • Household Goods
  • Sporting Goods
  • Office Products
  • Toiletries

Electronics

Calvary has delivered numerous world-class systems performing Electronics Assembly for the industries foremost manufacturing companies. Our experience includes integration of PCB manufacturing equipment, soldering/welding, functional testing, part marking and traceability, calibration, coating and sealing systems along with many others technologies and applications used throughout the world today. We are familiar with requirements such as board stress reduction, part recovery/reintroduction, environment control, ESD practices and SMEMA interfacing.

Calvary has provided solutions in many specialized applications, such as:

  • Electronic Actuators
  • Sensors
  • Actuators
  • Control Modules
  • Meters
  • Computer Peripherals
  • PDA and Smartphone Components 
  • Energy Storage Devices
  • Integration of Standard Electronic Assembly and Test Equipment

Energy

Calvary has delivered systems into the Energy Generation and Storage Industry for many years. We have designed numerous systems for the PV Industry both in traditional polycrystalline products as well as thin film based solar products. These systems have been based around various material handling methodologies including web, asynchronous conveyors, synchronous transfer dials or chassis as well as robotic modules. We are experienced in a variety of aspects regarding the production and handling of solar cells and modules.

In addition, we have built systems for battery assembly, fuel cell, technology and hybrid electric vehicle componentry.

Calvary has provided solutions in many specialized applications, such as but not limited to:

  • Fuel Cell Manufacturing and Test
  • Solar Panel Assembly and Test
  • Wafer, Web and Glass Handling
  • Energy Storage
  • Batteries
  • Energy Transmission
  • Nuclear
  • Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Healthcare

Calvary has delivered numerous systems into the Healthcare Industry for a large number of global, world-class medical device, diagnostic and pharmaceutical companies.

We have designed systems for a wide variety of assemblies including sharps products for infusion and extraction, tubing and valves, glass products, syringes, various components as well as medical electronic devices. These assembly and test systems incorporate many different technologies including feeding, placement and assembly, joining, curing, inspection, testing and packaging. This automation is based on technology configurations such as lean cells, robotic platforms, asynchronous and synchronous transfer systems, along with web-based and highly flexible conveyance systems.

We are familiar with clean room equipment design, cGMP, IQ/OQ validation requirements and the associated documentation, as well as 21CFR part 11 compliance. Calvary will work with you to define the division of scope between your operations and our solution in order to meet regulatory requirements and your general practices. Therefore this will ensure you receive a predictable solution that will meet or exceed your requirements.

Calvary has provided solutions in many specialized applications, such as but not limited to:

  • Sharps and Syringes 
  • Catheters
  • Infusion Products
  • Diagnostic Products
  • Medical Electronic Devices
  • Glass Products
  • Non-Woven and Film-Based Products
  • Tube Sets
  • Valving Components and Assemblies
  • Machine Tending Applications
  • Material Handling Systems
  • Testing and Inspection Systems
  • Primary and Secondary Packaging

Prototyping & Development

Our close relationships with technology leaders coupled with our years of experience on more than a 1000 applications have resulted in a deep understanding of product and process development activities. Hence we have integrated these skills into our offering and formalized our systems and processes through our in-house Technology Labs. Here, we are able to perform a number of early development tasks to better understand project requirements and mitigate risks. We have dedicated areas for Vision Application Development and Testing; Rapid Prototyping, New Technology Evaluation, as well as a comprehensive Robot Lab which includes multiple robot brands and configurations for live testing and development.

In addition, we typically leverage partnerships with suppliers and companies that have enabling or disruptive technologies whereby we can have access to equipment and instrumentation for research and development. In addition, we used these labs to develop and test our series of robotic platforms that are a key part of our offering when meeting your production and manufacturing challenges.

Calvary invests a large amount of its profits back into direct research and development activities. This ensures and maintains our leading position in the marketplace as well as aligns performance expectations with our customer's needs. This allows us to provide the most innovative, cost effective and risk managed solutions possible.

We are flexible to offer different levels of engagement, whether it is development prior to equipment sourcing, part of a vendor evaluation, an independent project or part of a system solution, we can offer but are not limited to the following:

  • Theoretical Analysis
  • Proof-of-Concept Testing
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Risk Assessments
  • Cycle Time and Capability Verification
  • Prototype Tooling
  • Simulations
  • 3D Printing
  • Testing
  • Report Generation
  • Functional Specification Development

It is proven that performing these early project tasks will improve the overall project result. The cost of change increases over the lifetime of a project while the degree of influence decreases over the same period.

We look forward to putting these capabilities to work for you.

 

Calvary Robotics

Calvary Robotics is a world leader in the design and build of automated assembly, test and material handling systems as well as a predominant integrator of third party technology and equipment. We are uniquely qualified not only based upon our years of experience but the synergies that are realized between our complimentary business units. These units offer distinctive expertise but combined strength when addressing and solving customer challenges. This model of operation differentiates Calvary from not only a competitive standpoint, but also increases overall program efficiency while reducing risk. The 4 business units offer services that include, complete system design and build, repetitive manufacturing (BTP) of systems or sub assemblies, tooling and fabricated component supply as well as commercialization of products into the marketplace. Calvary serves many industries with our core markets being Automotive, Healthcare, Consumer Goods, Electronics and Energy. Our global footprint ,process optimization, overall capabilities and performance track record, provide customers with assurance of a successful program and realization of their expected return on investment.

The focus on the customer's needs is fully supported by Calvary's sophisticated project management system, where emphasis is placed on procedure and communication throughout all phases of the project. From the design to the debug stage of equipment, customers are fully involved. Target dates are reviewed bi-weekly to insure on time deliveries and job tracking is fully documented.

Our mission has always been to provide our customers with benchmark quality, cost, and delivery.We pride ourselves on providing exceptional service during and after product delivery ensuring our customers receive the ROI that they expect. Calvary's people understand that customers face demanding "JIT" schedules in today's competitive environment.

We also realize the sensitive and proprietary nature of our customer's projects and processes. Calvary's management and employees are experienced in dealing with these security issues and have disciplined processes and practices in place to ensure a customer's private information remains secure.

Calvary Robotics has built a reputation for performance, quality and service, which keeps our customers coming back to us. We are proud of the large number of growing repeat customers and the partnerships which we have jointly created based on value, integrity and trust.

Calvary Global Supply

CGS Fabrication exists and operates to provide reliable and knowledgeable machining and fabrication solutions for customers world-wide. Our track record and dedication has inspired our customers to put faith in what we do and many are valued long term relationships. CGS Fabrication operates as a separate business unit and has built a solid foundation composed of outstanding machining, fabrication and related services capabilities. We are your dependable partner for providing the best value and return on investment in the industry.

Our employees are embodied with years of experience in the fabrication business. Their work ethic is apparent by their refined knowledge, which assists in the consistent delivery of quality machined components that your applications require. With state-of-the-art technology and capabilities, CGS produces effective, accurate and predictable results. Regardless of the production requirements or lot size, our employees welcome the opportunity to succeed with your company's challenges in mind.

After years of providing solid business solutions, our customers have come to expect the highest level of services. From raw materials on hand, to the delivery of the most complex custom fabricated components including value added assembly if necessary, our customers look to CGS with their opportunities to excel and provide them with a competitive advantage in the marketplace. Visit our Website

Calvary Advanced Manufacturing

Whether you call it Machine Replication, Build-to-Print or Contract Manufacturing, Calvary Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) is the right partner for your next project. Process and work-instruction based builds ensure projects are built to your specifications without the need for debug. When the engineering is already complete, our CAM business unit handles projects from single repeats to long term multi-unit build contracts. In cases, where you may require value engineering of your designs to increase performance, reduce cost, improve delivery or require enhancements to bring the product to market, Calvary is well positioned to address those needs by leveraging the synergies of other business units. In addition, we can also be called upon to develop new and innovative products for our customers and assist in scaling these solutions into the market saving both time, risk and money.

Opticool Technologies

OptiCool Technologies is a leading provider of innovative server cooling solutions. We specialize in refrigerant-based, close-coupled cooling solutions. These solutions are designed to support a wide variety of data center applications, including both low-density to high-density data centers.
Visit Our Website

Calvary Products

Due to Calvary’s track record and experience in providing high technology solutions, precision tooling and fabricated components as well as our copy exact build to print capabilities, we have developed a unique skill set that adds significant value to our own opportunities as well as those of our customers who are seeking to commercialize products. The combination of these services and offerings are unparalleled in the industry and provide for reductions in cost, risk and delivery while providing the scale necessary for success. Through a robust, disciplined and proven staged process, we can provide all of the facets needed to bring your product or solution to the market. We collaborate with our customers from the very beginning starting with the analysis and prototyping through pilot and production builds. We value engineer through each phase ensuring that your needs are met or exceeded allowing you to focus on the important things knowing that your success is paramount to our success. Calvary is a full service provider when it comes to innovative product design and development, value engineering and full scale production offering complete lifecycle management through every step from inception to market and beyond.

• Full-time
• Robotic Engineering and Integration (Software and Hardware): 4+ years
• Bachelor’s Degree

Robotics Engineer

The major functions of this position would be to research, design, develop, test and integrate new robotic application.

Job Type:

  • Full-time

Required experience:

  • Robotic Engineering and Integration (Software and Hardware): 4+ years

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Job Description

  • Design, configure, test, integrate and debug automated robotic systems
  • Teach robot points and paths
  • Design software systems to control the robotic system
  • Serve as a technical support for robotic systems
  • Document robotic application development, maintenance, or changes
  • Write algorithms or programming code for ad hoc robotic applications
  • Perform robot simulations, research, analysis and evaluations of robotic systems or prototypes
  • Review and approve cost estimates
  • Collaborate and take direction from Controls Project Engineer
  • Collaborate with Mechanical Engineering, Machine Builder, Project Manager and Purchasing staff during the design and build Process
  • Assist other members of the Controls team in generating manuals and procedures
  • As a subject matter expert, train other members of the Controls Engineering team to increase the overall skills level of the group.
  • Train customers

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology, or Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology, Robotics, and/or other degrees/demonstrated industry experience
  • Experience integrating robotic systems with industrial devices
  • High degree of mechanical aptitude and spatial reasoning
  • Epson, Fanuc, ABB, Denso, Staubli, Kuka, Mitsubishi, Intelligent Actuator or other robotic control and programming platforms

• Full-time
• Knowledge of RXJS, Angular 2, Electron, and node technologies.

Full Stack JavaScript Developer

The primary objective of this position is to drive Industry 4.0 efforts and create a future of smart factories. You must have the ability to own a product and drive it to completion. You will work independently or in small teams to envision, design, implement and test a variety of unique projects. Our main goal is to create real-time multi-device interfaces for our robotics by leveraging the JavaScript stack and the latest web technologies.

Job Type:

  • Full-time

Required experience:

  • Web & Mobile Technologies: 5+ years

Required education:

  • HS Diploma or equivalent

Job Description

  • Work on establishing remote communication protocols to robotics
  • Quickly learn and utilize the latest JavaScript frameworks and technologies.
  • Have the freedom but responsibility to choose own technologies where applicable.
  • Work in small teams or independently to create software.
  • Analyze data using D3 visualizations
  • Must write well-tested code 
  • Must be able to effortlessly work using git, submit PRs and review code. 
  • Work with Angular 2, Redux, Electron, Typescript, NativeScript, RXJS, Express/koa

Qualifications

  • High School diploma
  • Demonstrated Advanced knowledge of JavaScript Technologies
  • A history of Open Source contributions

Experience

  • Solid understanding of the entire JavaScript stack including Electron and cordorva environments.
  • Experience with ES2015 and its patterns.
  • Understanding of Typescript
  • Deep understanding of webcomponents.
  • Knowledge of capabilities and limitations of latest server, mobile, and desktop JavaScript technologies.
  • Ability to quickly learn new frameworks and technologies.
  • Experience with git and git related services such as github.
  • Ability to write unit test and work within continuous integration
  • Dev ops experience with docker/hyper-v containers is a plus

Calvary Robotics Opens New Facility in Greenville, SC

Calvary Opens New Facility

Calvary Automation Systems’ new 30,000 sq. ft. facility in Greenville, SC is officially open! Calvary has chosen Greenville as their first location outside of their headquarters in Rochester New York due to the quantity and quality of technical engineers and technicians in the region. The Greenville Chamber of Commerce helped mark the occasion with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Source info: http://greenvillechamber.org/blog/2015/06/25/collaboration/in-business-calvary-automation/

Automotive Technology Days 2016 in Novi, MI at the Suburban Collection Showplace, May 24-25.

Calvary to Present Flexible Feeding Technology at Stäubli Robotics

Calvary to Present Flexible Feeding Technology at Stäubli Robotics Automotive Technology Days 2016 in Novi, MI at the Suburban Collection Showplace, May 24-25. The two-day event offers a unique opportunity to explore how robotics are driving Automotive Supplier Solutions, and how clean, consistent, high performance robotic technology can add value to manufacturing operations.

Calvary’s Flexible Feeding Technology combines a standard base, robot, Vision system, and hopper to belt fed components with minimal hard features for part orientation. Each module is equipped with a pass-through transport system to move subassemblies between modules. The chosen transport can be anything from a cam based box motion to linear motor driven smart conveyors. All modules can stand alone or are easily combined with others, both from mechanical connection standpoint and via modular controls systems to form a complete assembly system. All of this combined can result in greatly reduced tac time, reduced reject rate, and increased machine uptime/utilization.