For almost 50 years Byrne Electrical has been an industry leader in power and data technologies. With a commitment to their customers of continual quality improvements and shorter lead times; and a commitment to their employees of an improving work environment, Byrne began investigating how automation could help them achieve their goals. Partnering with Criterion, Byrne developed an automated assembly cell that is a showcase example of transforming a tedious manual process into a fully automated cell. Busbars and back plates are loaded into the system by operators and fully assembled by 6 robots. The duplex receptacles are fully tested, labeled and then packaged in boxes by a 7th robot.