About Carlson Engineering

About Carlson Engineering

Carlson Engineering & Manufacturing

We are industry experts in industrial screwdriving & screw feeding manufacturing.

Carlson Engineering & Manfuacturing Global Automatic Screwdriver Manufacturer

We've been the industrial automation industry's leader in industrial automatic screwdriver and screw feeder manufacturing since 1985.

Carlson Engineering has been designing and manufacturing cutting edge automatic screwdriver and screw feeder systems for over 30+ years. We have consistently met and exceeded the demands and expectations of our customer base by bringing a refreshing “can-do” approach to a traditionally reserved industry.

Carlson knows your automated fastening application, and we’ll work together to make your automated assembly process easier and more productive.

Globally trusted by thousands of manufacturing plants worldwide.

With distributors located in strategic distribution positions across North & Central America, Europe, & Asia, as well as numerous end-users located across the globe, Carlson Automatic Screwdriving & Screw Feeding products are a global force that empowers industrial manufacturers to do what they do best – innovate.

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For more than 3 decades, the engineering team at Carlson Engineering & Manufacturing has continuously produced high-level, industry-leading industrial automation technology that has led to us becoming the industry frontrunner when it comes to automatic screw fastening and screw feeding systems.

Our extensive line of automated robotic-mounted screwdriving systems can be fitted with any air or electric screwdriver on the market today! Our automated fastening system component packages make Carlson Automatic Screwdrivers and Screw Feeders easy to integrate into your simple or complex assembly application. With over 40 different automatic screwdriver machine models, our product line is virtually unmatched in performance, value, durability, and versatility!

It’s a no brainer – our advanced line of handheld automatic screwdrivers & screwdriving systems sets the standard for handheld & robotic screw driving today. The depth of our robotic screwdriving & multi-spindle screwdriver system line is simply unmatched.

We offer over 40 different standard pneumatic & electric automated screwdriver heads from single spindle to multi-spindle. Our automatic screw feeding systems are simple with only a few moving parts.

The engineering team at Carlson designs all our vibratory screw feeder bowls, screw presenters, & step feeders to your fastener’s specifications & measurements, whether it’s a screw, bolt, nut, pin, rivet, or otherwise. We have found that adjustment leads to out of adjustment. We designed adjustment out of our products whenever possible.

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We keep your maintenance department in mind.

Our automatic screwdrivers & screw feeders are low-maintenance and operator-friendly.

In most cases, no tools are required to change an automatic screwdriver machine’s bit or socket. We try to make all the regular maintenance as easy to do as possible. Our goal is to provide the most reliable and serviceable auto-feed screwdriver and screw feeder systems on the market today.

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Our industries

Our systems are integrated into 12+ manufacturing industries globally.


When it comes to the automotive industry, Carlson has a great deal of experience in designing custom multi-spindle and single spindle screwfeeding stations as well as custom handheld screwfeeding systems for the installation of screws. This field offers interesting challenges as most systems are being designed while the OEM is still developing the production line.

Aerospace manufacturing technology has come a long way since its inception – we now have standardized components and mass-produced assemblies which depend on reliable, repeatable production processes.

Over the years, Carlson Engineering has designed and developed both handheld and multi-spindle screwfeeding stations that are integral parts of the assembly lines that have created multiple simple and complex electronic parts and components.

Carlson Engineering has worked with some of the leaders in the lighting industry to develop handheld systems and multi/single-spindle stations that integrate into their production lines and accommodate some of the tight spaces that are prevalent in lighting products. Our automated screwdriving systems are used to place fasteners and retaining screws into switches and receptacles.

Over the years, Carlson Engineering has designed and developed both handheld and multi spindle stations that are integral parts of the assembly lines that have created various parts and components for the irrigation and gardening industry. Our custom systems have been utilized in the production of oscillating sprinkler heads and a variety of valves.

Carlson has played an integral part in developing automated systems for OEMs that assemble all types of products that make up the fenestration industry. Assembly of windows made of aluminum, wood and vinyl; the “mulling” process of fusing windows together; as well the attachment of hardware, fasteners, cranks, counterbalances and more.

Carlson has a great deal of experience in designing custom multi-spindle and single spindle screwfeeding stations for the installation of screws in furniture. Whether it is furniture for the home, classroom, or office, we have designed and developed automated systems to assemble the finished product. Carlson Systems have helped to assemble the following:

Carlson Engineering has the experience and capability of building custom multi-spindle systems and drive cells that address the issues surrounding the medical industry. We’ve developed specialized automated delivery systems that accommodate smaller screws often needed in this market. We also offer various coatings on our feeders that assure fasteners maintain their integrity before, during and after placement.

Carlson Engineering has developed systems that are utilized on OEM assembly lines throughout the recreational vehicle industry. Our automated screwdriving systems have been involved in the assembly of motor homes, ATVs, off road vehicles and personal watercraft. Our systems have also been utilized to create unique crating and packaging to prep products for shipment.

Carlson Engineering has experience creating self-feed drivers fitted with telescoping automatic screwdriver heads that have been utilized to assemble various components in and around the truck and trailer industry.

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Carlson News & Media

Carlson Engineering is the industry standard in automated handheld & fixtured automatic screwdrivers, as well as automatic screw bowl feeders, step feeders, and screw dispensers.

February 9, 2021

2021 & Beyond: Our New Website

Carlson Engineering remains at the forefront of cutting-edge automatic screwdriving and screw feeding technology. Introducing our new website.
February 9, 2021

Introducing Live Chat!

Our live chat tool will make it easier for us to continue to deliver world-class support in sales, technology, and industry.
February 9, 2021

Introducing Our New eNewsletter!

We are proud to introduce two new eNewsletter segments - the Distributor News & Tools eNewsletter, and the Automation & Engineering Report.