Industrial automation is a game-changer, offering enhanced control, reduced costs, superior quality, increased efficiency, and swift production. Productivity can be amplified across manufacturing processes with smart manufacturing enabled by automated control systems. The combination of real-time data analytics, predictive modeling, and automation yields insights for smarter decision-making, proactive maintenance, and ongoing growth and competitiveness. Organizations are transitioning from sporadic, isolated software updates to constant enhancements of integrated systems in real-time, fueled by AI-driven industrial computing.
We track robotics and automation technologies across a range of domains through a network of technology and operating partners.
Industrial Robotics - Advanced machinery and automated systems used in manufacturing environments such as articulated robots with rotary joints, SCARA robots for pick and place and assembly, delta robots for high-speed operations, collaborative robots, and mobile robots that move materials across warehouses.
Control and Monitoring Systems - Device, machine, and systems management using programmable logic controllers, supervisory control and data acquisition systems, distributed control systems, human machine interfaces, and industrial networks.
Machine Vision - Image-based automatic inspection and analysis systems for inspecting, reading barcodes, enabling bin picking, in-line dimensioning, robotic guidance, imaging through line scan cameras, detecting heat with thermal imaging cameras, and using smart cameras.
Sensors and Transducers - Temperature sensors, pressure sensors, flow sensors, proximity sensors, photoelectric sensors, and other devices that provide essential data for instruments and controllers for accurate monitoring and control.
Motion Control, Drives, and Actuation - Systems that handle the control of motion in machines, utilizing drives for precise motor control and incorporating actuators, encoders, and resolvers for feedback and position sensing.
Industrial Computers and Software - Specialized computer systems and software specialized such as PLC programming software, SCADA software, data analysis tools, simulation software, and often feature rugged construction, high reliability, and real-time operation.
Technology procurement and turnkey project solutions capable of impacting efficiency, precision, and safety across a broad spectrum of industries.
Continuous Process - Automated control of industrial processes that run continuously without interruption commonly employed in oil refining, power generation, chemical production, and similar sectors. Advanced control algorithms are utilized to adjust the operating conditions in real-time to maintain optimal performance and ensure product quality.
Batch Process - Automation of discrete batches of production that demand precise control of parameters for each batch such as pharmaceutical manufacturing and food processing. Automation systems synchronize the sequence and conditions for each step according to predetermined recipes or set of instructions.
Assembly Line and Packaging - Streamline the production line for various types of products, ranging from small electronic components to large automotive parts, quality control, and packaging tasks such as sorting, labeling, filling, sealing, and palletizing. Use sensors, vision systems, programmable logic controllers, robotic arms, and specialized machinery to control and coordinate components.
Warehouse - Storage and retrieval systems and conveyor systems manage and transport goods across warehouse environments by deploying high-density storage racks, robotic cranes, conveyors, and computer control systems. Warehouse automation is a key driver in modern logistics and plays a vital role in meeting the demands of e-commerce and fast-paced supply chains.