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Machine Building Services for Gas Fill Airbag Inflators and More

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From single machines to multi-station lines

Custom Machine Building


Our custom machine design and engineering teams have leveraged advanced technology to build world-class machines. We pay attention to your unique manufacturing environment and production needs. We design and build single or multiple special machines, from simple holding or assembly fixtures to complex multi-station welding, assembly, and test systems. Whether your process requires complex multi-station assembly lines, dial index machines, robotic cells, single station machines, or just a simple fixture, Cardinal Machine Company can meet your worldwide manufacturing requirements.

welders, robots & more

Examples of Custom Machines We Build



We investigate and thoroughly understand your needs and your product before making a welding recommendation. 


Robotic Welding Cells

We have a wide range of automated welding machines our team utilizes with a variety of welding styles, and our technicians are trained in the latest welding and automation techniques. We offer expertise in both metal and plastic welding, GMAW, resistance, laser, ultrasonic, and friction welding.


Gages and Test Equipment

Test systems are important to verify the proper functioning of your equipment and to insure that out-of-spec parts are identified for rework or disposal. Cardinal can design and build special test systems as stand-alone machines or integrated into multi-station lines.


Gas Fill Airbag Inflator Assemblies

Initially developed in the 1990s for the ride control industry, our unique approach to the gas filling of stored gas inflator products has made Cardinal Machine Company an industry leader in gas fill technology. Currently, multiple customers within ride control (shock absorbers and struts) and airbag inflator industries utilize Cardinal gas fill technology. In simplest terms, the product is fixtured, filled with compressed gas, and resistance welded to seal the stored gas. Fill pressures can range from 50-20,000 psi. This is done at production speeds to a high degree of accuracy. Our airbag systems often include ancillary processes such as; automatic load/unload, proofing (filling product above design pressure to test integrity), and post weighing (verifying fill accuracy via weight), and venting (creating an inert product from out-of-specification parts)


Special Machines

Cardinal Machine offers a fully staffed special machines team with expertise in designing, building, and validating custom automation solutions.


Our Machines In Action


Whether your process requires complex multi-station assembly lines, dial index machines, robotic cells, single-station machines, or just a simple fixture, Cardinal Machine Company can meet your requirements. This video is proof.


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Unmatched Expertise & Service

Cardinal Is Your Best Choice for Custom Machine Building


The Cardinal engineering team uses the latest software and systems to design your needed solution. Why should you choose Cardinal? Because our process includes:

  • Our in-house fabrication, detail manufacturing and final assembly completes the build process.
  • We provide traditional on-site or virtual technology for the final runoff and buyoff processes.
  • We provide or coordinate crating, shipping, installation, and commissioning worldwide.
  • We offer our customers simple, reliable, maintainable, and durable solutions to the most complex manufacturing challenges.
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Why Choose Cardinal?


We have been providing specialized industrial equipment and services to business and manufacturing since 1972. We welcome the challenge of providing simple and functional solutions to the most complex manufacturing, welding, and assembly problems. We strive for long-term, time-tested business relationships.


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