Folks who visit ARC Specialties see the robots and machines we are building in the welding, electrical, machine, and assembly shops and think of us as hardware providers. But these machines exist to run our software and that is where the magic resides. It is surprisingly hard to find good industrial software programmers. Real-time motion control is not for the faint of heart.
Below are old photos from our customer appreciation wall and one new picture. The one guy present in all the photos is David Luce “Keith”. Some of the others have retired or moved on but Keith & I always stayed in touch. The success or failure of a robot project often depends on the guy responsible for programming. Keith always impressed me with what he was able to do the ABB plasma welding ‘bot we build for his company. So impressed that when he became available we hired him.
In the first few days at ARC Keith has succeeded in tooling up a KUKA robot for a gasket removal job, wrote the code, and finished the demo. That is the pace we like to work!
Please welcome Keith Luce to the ARC Specialties Team.