Providing a range of factory automation solutions for industrial environments across a multitude of industries, Lenoch Engineering can undertake the renovation of all-size factories, creating tailored automation systems which not only complement, but elevate, existing practices.
Extensive design capabilities, paired with our full manufacturing capabilities, means Lenoch Engineering can provide a comprehensive service when undertaking factory automation. We provide site surveys and measurements to determine project logistics, before manufacturing in reflection of meeting these.
Our investments into technology, including CAD, CMMs, and CNC machinery, ensure these robotic processes are completed to the highest standard and accuracy.
These services can be provided nationwide, with Lenoch Engineering delivering and installing automation as necessary.
Factory automation is the use of technology to automate manufacturing processes, meaning processes can occur in real-time with little to no human input. This is often through robotics that doesn't require a controller in its day to day functionality and motion control. The goal is to increase productivity (automations can work quicker than humans) and reduce costs.
Some examples of factory automation systems include fixed, programmable, and flexible robot automation.
Fixed automation refers to the fixed configuration of machinery to act out repetitive tasks.
Programmable automation has the capacity to produce products in batches; between batches, machinery can change tasks through re-programming to produce new products.
Like programmable automation, flexible automation has the ability to change configurations for new tasks. However, this does not have to occur in batches but can produce new products whenever the tooling is changed.
Some of the benefits of factory automation are:
- Improved quality
- Increased productivity and efficiency of process control systems
- Consistent results and reliability
- Reduced waste due to minimising mistakes
- Safer working conditions