Materials Handling and Automation

Lenoch Engineering design and manufacture automation solutions for industrial materials handling, helping customers achieve greater productivity, efficiency, and repeatability, time and time again.

 

We offer a variety of products, tailored to the existing systems used by clients, to increase the automation of operations, including:

 

  • Automotive assembly and test automation
  • Friction roller, chain and belt conveyor systems
  • Full turnkey mechanical handling projects
  • Gearbox, crankshaft, axle and conn rod automation
  • Cylinder block and cylinder-head machining line automation
  • Component storage and buffer store systems
  • Software design, development and commissioning
  • Assembly conveyor automation and manual work stations
  • Postal automation systems, postal chutes and monorails
  • Wooden pallet automation and test machines
  • Special purpose machines and component fixtures

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Lenoch Engineering utilises the latest technology, from CMMs and CAD to CNC machinery, for the design and manufacturing of bespoke automation solutions. We are further the exclusive representatives of ATIS products for the UK, supplying some of the world’s most ergonomic industrial manipulators for clientele.

Our experienced engineers provide a site survey, using 3D scanning and CMMs to produce point clouds which enable us to work around the parameters of site environments when designing and installing automation products.

We moreover offer delivery and integration of goods, working to within agreed timescales, utilising Lenoch’s transportation vehicles for safe and reliable delivery.

FAQs

What is automation in materials handling?

Materials handling refers to the work in industrial factories, warehouses, and distribution centres where goods such as products and materials are transported, stored, and controlled. This process can include manual, automated, and semi-automated processes. Automation within materials handling is the use of computer-based systems to make processes automatic.

What are the benefits of automated material handling equipment?

Incorporating automated processes into materials handling can present several benefits, including:

 

  • Makes processes more efficient and repeatable, reducing turnaround times and the risk of damage or contamination 
  • Reduces chance of risk to human employees, especially when handling heavy goods
  • Ability to track and record stock easier for greater accuracy  
  • Can save on labour costs and redistribute labour to other areas as necessary