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Factory Automation Manufacturers and Companies

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  • Lansing, MI

    No matter the complexity, the challenge, or the workspace, Eckhart is your one-stop solution for the programming, engineering, and support of advanced factory automation systems. Our team of expert designers and engineers will analyze your specifications, and then design a seamless system that fulfills them. For more information on Eckhart's capabilities, contact us today!

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  • Belleville, NJ

    VAC-U-MAX designs and produces quality factory automation solutions, in addition to positive pressure pneumatic systems and mechanical conveyors. Vac-U-Max products and services are sold worldwide and some of the major markets they serve include the chemical, food and pharmaceutical industries, in addition to fabricating and municipal facilities, government installations and environmental sites.

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  • Erie, PA

    With a worldwide network of manufacturing facilities and experienced, factory-trained representatives and six decades without a work stoppage, Eriez is ready whenever you need them. Let Eriez help with the challenges of keeping your operation running smoothly and profitably. Contact Eriez today for precision manufactured factory automation solutions.

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ARTICLES AND PRESS RELEASES

Eriez Helps Processors Achieve Maximum Product Purity

For the most difficult food/sanitary industry applications requiring the highest level of protection against metal contamination, an Eriez® Rare Earth magnetic separator powered by Xtreme® RE7 alongside an Xtreme® Metal Detector Enhanced Platform (EP) is the solution. This ultimate “Double Team” enables processors to achieve maximum product purity. Eriez’ new and improved Xtreme® RE7 magnet circuit has proven to be 13 to 40 percent stronger than other magnets on the market today in head-to-head pull tests.  The Eriez Xtreme RE7 magnet circuit is available in all Eriez Tubes, Grates and... Read More

Eriez Appoints Executive VP of Global Strategy & Development

Eriez president and CEO Tim Shuttleworth announces the appointment of Lukas Guenthardt as executive vice president of global strategy & development. Guenthardt recently joined Eriez in anticipation of Andy Lewis’ retirement from the role of vice president-international on April 10, 2015, according to Shuttleworth. Lewis will continue on as chairman of the board for Eriez-Europe. “Lukas has many years of business management experience with large and respected industrial companies,” says Shuttleworth. “We are pleased that he will now apply his global skills and expertise to help Eriez maintain... Read More

Flexicon Introduces Tubular Cable Conveyors

BETHLEHEM, PA - President of Flexicon Corporation, David Gill has introduces an all-new FLEXI-DISC™ line of tubular cable conveyors for the gentle transfer or friable food and non-food products. "The new tubular cable conveyor is a strategic addition that complements Flexicon's established line of flexible screw conveyors and pneumatic conveying systems, allowing us to now convey virtually any bulk solid material in the most efficient manner possible," says Gill, adding, "Flexicon has engineered and thoroughly tested the new conveyor over several years to significantly advance the technology and performance associated... Read More

businessIndustry Information

Factory Automation

Factory automation is the use of computer operated machinery and equipment within a factory setting. Almost any piece of equipment or any machine today can be custom made or modified to become automated. Some common pieces of automated equipment include conveyors, sensors, assembly lines, robots, pick and place systems and actuators.

Various motion control mechanisms are used to enable precise and repetitive movements independently of human influence, and this is a more specific definition of factory automated products. Operators oversee the processes but do not need to do as much work as they without machine automation, which greatly reduces the need for them. Because they are automated, factory automation systems do not require much human control and are typically cost effective, labor-saving and consistent, able to do the same exact motion time after time. Factory automation equipment is a broad category of machinery that can include items such as bulk feeders, plastics processors, material handling and injection molding systems, radial and axial inserters, laser marking, component sequencers, lathes, riveters and other tools used for many applications involved during manufacturing, assembling, packaging and other processes that are performed in a factory. Factory automation is widely used by factories that work in a variety of industries performing agricultural, automotive, computer, electrical, electronics, food and beverage processing, medical, semiconductor and telecommunications applications. Items that are used in an automated system include lifts, pick-and-place arms, marking equipment, vision systems, pallet transfer systems, high speed assembly machines, testing equipment, bulk handling equipment, cleanroom applications and more.

Factory automation describes a characteristic of a piece of equipment or a system. Factory automation systems are composed of many individual pieces of automation equipment and are able to practically run themselves. Individual automated machines require more effort from the operator to load and unload the machine or to turn the workpiece around. Instead of needing an operator to place the workpiece on the machine and remove it, a vibratory feeder may drop a workpiece onto a conveyor belt that carries it through a series of rollers. A robotic arm could pick up the workpiece and place it down on another machine where it is stamped, rotated and stamped again. The product could then be conveyed through a spray booth, dried, packaged and packed. Automation allows that entire process to take place without the use of a worker even touching the product. Different factories work with different substances and products but having automated production equipment is beneficial across the board. Certain equipment and machine configurations are frequently used because of their efficiency and ease of use. Carousel systems, continuous motion conveyors, inline indexing, multi-station, rotary, synchronized and walking beam transfer systems are a few of the many arrangements of equipment.

Factory Automation
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Factory Automation - Eriez
Factory Automation - Eriez