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From concept to on-site commissioning and maintenance, the customer can be assured of a complete professional service. We undertake a wide variety of specialist development for a broad customer base, encompassing automation and information systems. In working to the strict specifications of our clients, we pride ourselves on our ability to develop innovative technologies; manage proprietary systems, and work with unproven technologies.
Whatever your automation requirement may be, we will be pleased to visit your plant, evaluate the project, and in most cases quote for a turnkey solution.
Special Purpose Machines
Our extensive experience in developing and building innovative technology means that we can deliver solutions that are not restricted by conventional or existing technology.
By focusing on PC-based machines, we are able to seamlessly integrate machine control with IT systems, frequently using just one platform and one set of software. This makes development fast and highly versatile.
In addition to PC-based solutions, we can deliver solutions using Mitsubishi, Telemecanique, Allen Bradley, Omron and GE Fanuc PLCs.
As well as developing innovative automation technology, we integrate off-the-shelf robots for the following applications:-
- Machine Loading/Unloading
- Spray Painting
- Robots range from 3 to 6 axes (Articulated, SCARA, and Cartesian)
We custom build peripheries, such as grippers, conveyors, and guarding.
Automated Test Systems
We can integrate off-the-shelf instruments, sensors or cameras into automated computer-based systems for:
- Data Acquisition
- Data Analysis
- Calculation and Display of Characteristic Curves
- Logging of all Test Results to Hard Drive
- Generate and Publish Test Certificates (usually pdf)
Bespoke automated Test Systems increase accuracy, repeatability and reliability.
What our clients say:
“During the development of two Wave Energy Converter prototypes for Sea Power, Factory Automation demonstrated both excellent expertise and a high level of commitment and passion for success. The ability of Factory Automation to innovate enabled them to overcome all technical challenges to achieve not just a successful outcome, but one which exceeded our expectations.”
Many automation projects require parts to be inspected, identified, aligned or located.
We develop complete turnkey Vision Systems, integrating state of the art cameras with lenses, lighting, and fixturing with our custom written software.
We have successfully implemented vision systems in the textile, medical devices, electronics and other industries.
We specialise in programming and computer-based solutions. Languages in which we program include National Instruments LabVIEW®, C/C++, Assembler, BASIC and other controller proprietary languages.
Software Application areas include:
– Computer Control of Machines
– Automated Test and Measurement
– Bar Coding Systems
– Vision Systems
– Human Machine Interface (HMI)
– Integration of Automation with customer’s Plant Network
– Integration with Customer’s Database
Usually we build panels as part of an automation project.
We also offer a separate panel building service for various industrial applications, such as:
- Other Building Services