About Tec-Option

Innovation Arising From Necessity

Plant PhotoThe concept behind Tec-Option arose out of necessity and creativity. While working as a welding engineer with a Tier 1 Automotive Supplier, Tec-Option’s founder was often asked to develop a welding system for a new program with a minimal to zero budget. Sifting through used machinery and tooling to salvage various components led to innovation: the development of a flexible, multiple process welding system and tooling to support the rising quality demands and cost pressures of the industry.

The Modular Resistance Welding System functions in accordance with the industry’s focus on lean manufacturing, and is competitive in both cost and quality. This unique product concept, an interchangeable welding machine, offers both flexibility and cost benefits, while meeting many other lean manufacturing objectives. Unlike equipment with a life cycle limited to one particular project, the Modular Resistance Welding System allows manufacturers to purchase one piece of capital equipment and amortize their investment over multiple programs.

In 1996, Tec-Option launched as a manufacturer of resistance welding machines and tooling. Tec-Option focuses on building quality products that provide customers with a competitive position for their resistance welding needs. The team of associates at Tec-Option has a diverse background of expertise in all facets of resistance welding, machine building, tooling design and fabrication, and program controls. The depth of Tec-Option’s knowledge base is maintained through ongoing training and mentorship, in order to stay on the cutting edge of lean manufacturing process solutions for today’s challenging industry.

Customer Service

Put simply, our customers are the entire reason that we do what we do. So, our top priority is to create a robotic system that fits your needs precisely, saves you time and money, and delivers complete satisfaction. Every system we produce, from a flexible resistance welding machine to an interchangeable spot welding system, is created to each client’s exact specifications. And our customer service doesn’t stop at product creation; we are always here to offer the support you need with your customized modular solution. 

Our Business Philosophy

For suppliers – who are all challenged with global competition, tighter supply deadlines and high labor turnover – Tec-Option manufacturers next-generation, flexible, efficient assembly equipment that provides a superior quality process, using a proven platform with integrated training and control tools.

Unlike a dedicated single-use capital investment, our modular Tec-Flex solution is increasingly the equipment of choice by major manufacturers because it extends capital investment to multiple programs running on the same line and/or over time. This helps your team maximize production rates, minimize floor space, reduce maintenance and training support, and enhance operator ergonomics and safety. In addition, our quick change weld equipment is deliverable weeks faster than dedicated assembly equipment.

Unnecessary Capital Equipment = Unnecessary Cost

For buyers and program managers who are challenged with reducing capital cost, Tec-Option manufactures a next-generation flexible welding system that reduces the need for feeding equipment, providing faster cycle times, less equipment maintenance and less downtime. Unlike other systems that require costly feeding equipment, our flexible, automated weld machine balances operator load time with machine run time using a station-to-station operation. A multiple feeding solution is used to accommodate your feeding needs at a cost advantage.

Quicker Setup on Your Floor Gets the Product Out the Door

For production managers challenged with getting new machines installed, Tec-Option manufacturers “one-pick” assembly equipment that provides quicker, easier installation. Unlike dedicated equipment, our efficient, interchangeable welding system also is proven to provide fewer problems when re-installed.

Don’t Throw It Away; Re-tool with Tec-Option

For production managers challenged with implementing engineering design changes or a completely new design without losing production, Tec-Option flexible assembly equipment and flexible modular welders accommodate modular tooling for a diversity of product. Unlike dedicated machines, our modular resistance welding system features interchangeable tooling, saving you time, money and hassles.

Flexible Automation for the Untrained Operator

For operators with limited skill sets, a Tec-Option fast flexible resistance welding machine is operator-friendly out of the box, while providing quality parts at higher production rates. Unlike dedicated machines such as a single-point welder, our flexible modular resistance welder features auto feeding/unload of fasteners or other parts, and provides on-screen visual step-by-step “how-to” instructions for performing all necessary operations correctly.

 

Since 2001, Honda of America Mfg., Inc. has consistently encouraged their suppliers to review the Tec-Option modular assembly system as a possible source of manufacturing equipment. While Honda has no direct control over who their suppliers choose, getting a recommendation shows that Honda sees the value of the flexible, modular system that Tec-Option provides.
Encouraged to Review by Honda of America Mfg., Inc.- CEO
Best Quality Machine we have In-House.
Tier 1 Automotive Supplier, MI- Welding Engineer
Congratulations to Tec-Option! This is the first machine we've ever purchased that was delivered on time.
Honda Supplier, OH- Continuous Improvement Manager
. . . excellent support and knowledge of the machine and functions. Tec-Option has built a benchmark for all future expansion of our welding department. . . look forward to the continued business and support of Tec-Option in the near future.
Tier 2 Automotive Supplier, MI- Welding Engineer
. . . love the execution of the machine. Modularity and quick-change features are great.
Tier 1 Automotive Supplier, NA- Senior VP/Advanced Technology
Thanks for the timelines. I've been very pleased with these updates throughout the project.
Exhaust Manufacturer, NA & MX- Project Engineer
. . . firmly believe my boss can see the advantages of Tec-Option's equipment and how we would benefit from both a production and throughput standpoint.
Tier 1 Automotive Supplier, MI- Welding Engineer
Changeovers are very easy to do and only require a few minutes.
Tier 1 Frame Supplier, KY- Production Supervisor

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