EQUIPMENT AUTOMATION SOLUTIONS

 

CONSULTING SOLUTIONS 

 

We offer consulting services for those who have mechanical engineers and technicians in house, but need some staff augmentation support for equipment programming or electrical design.

EQUIPMENT AUTOMATION

PROGRAMMING

We are passionate about the design and development of dream machine software.  We use machine software libraries and techniques to enable rapid and modular machine programming.  There is a variety of approaches to machine software such as PLC vs PC-based programming languages.  We help bridge the gap between these approaches.

EQUIPMENT AUTOMATION

ELECTRICAL DESIGN

Our electrical design services are ideal for clients who don't have the in-house resources or the time to develop the electrical schematics in AutoCAD Electrical or EPLAN but have resources that can build to print.  All aspects of machine automation and NFPA 79 must be considered to produce the dream electrical design such as machine safety, machine networks, motion control, sensors, and more.

 

TURNKEY SOLUTIONS 

 

We offer turnkey solutions to clients who want to push the easy button for new equipment needs.  These solutions scale from a control panel, fixtures, equipment, or full production lines.  Trust in our team to turn your napkin note ideas into your dream machines and factories on time and in budget.

CUSTOM CONTROL PANEL DESIGN-BUILD

We offer custom control panel design-build turnkey UL 508 electrical solutions.  Our systems will comply with NFPA 79.  They will be neat and well organized.  Electrical schematics will be developed in AutoCAD Electrical or EPLAN.  We offer installation services including field wiring.

CUSTOM FIXTURE

DESIGN-BUILD

We offer custom fixture design-build turnkey solutions.  Perhaps you need a custom robot end effector, custom motor adapter plate, or a benchtop automation system.  In many ways small fixture projects are even more difficult because they take more discipline to stay on time and on budget.

CUSTOM EQUIPMENT

DESIGN-BUILD

We offer custom equipment design-build turnkey solutions.  Our cross-functional teams collaborate internally and externally across mechanical, electrical, and programming disciplines to turn your dream machines into reality.  We are continuously building our library of application and industry specific designs to meet your needs.

CUSTOM PRODUCTION LINE

DESIGN-BUILD 

By combining our custom equipment solutions expertise with our supervisory solutions expertise, we offer custom production line design-build turnkey solutions.  This can include network architectures, robotic auto load / unload, supervisory control, line data collection, OEE reporting, and MES data transactions.

 

RETROFIT SOLUTIONS 

 

We offer comprehensive retrofit solutions to support sustainability and maintenance initiatives.  Pick and choose any combination between programming modifications, electrical, or mechanical equipment retrofits.  If you have legacy control systems, we can evaluate and propose a rip and replace or a phased migration to minimize downtime.

PROGRAMMING MODIFICATIONS

We offer scalable programming modification services.  We have done modification projects with durations anywhere from 2 hours to several months depending on complexity.  We can come onsite but more and more these modifications can occur via a remote access module.  We have a proven track record of supporting modifications of equipment across the globe robustly and expediently.

ELECTRICAL

RETROFITS

Are you finally tired of seeing that rat's nest in your control panel?  Do you have obsolete electrical components that need to be replaced?  Do you want to add modern safety systems to existing equipment?  Let us evaluate your control panel and help come up with a migration path.  We can modify existing electrical schematics or help to develop new ones.

MECHANICAL RETROFITS

One of our differentiators is offering mechanical retrofits of existing equipment.  For example, you want to perform a legacy servo motor upgrade but you also find out that the gearboxes, the couplings, the actuators all need to be replaced as well.  Perhaps you want to make a mechanical modification to improve the process.  Let us assess your needs.

LEGACY CONTROL

SYSTEM MIGRATIONS

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.  Automation product longevity is 3 to 5 times greater than that of IT products, so it's easy to fall into this pitfall.  However, if you are running production with equipment with obsolete parts, you are putting your operations at risk.  Let us help you evaluate your equipment and advise appropriate migration paths to minimize your downtime and protect your operations. 

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