Successfully designing and implementing automated processes requires a sound system of checks and balances; earnest discussions; proof of concepts; and the right build path.
Tackling an automation project from manufacturing is always a serious undertaking. It requires a consistent, effective process to attain the right end solution with detailed management all along the way. Every new solution will have its own unique challenges. When a consistent, proven approach to this entire process is utilized, good things happen... financially, operationally and on the plant floor.
Below is the general process that aXatronics uses to guide the development of the solutions options and the complete process of all projects we undertake.
• Updating an existing automated system
to use new, more efficient technology
• Converting to leaner manufacturing
- in part or in whole
• New manufacturing required
Part of segment of the manufacturing
process is needed
• EVALUATE: Thorough evaluation of all process needs to determine the solution fitting all key parameters from budget to technology.
• CONCEPTUAL DESIGN: There’s always more than one viable solution and different technological options. A thorough discussion of the pros and cons for each is essential.
• PROVE CONCEPTS: A robotic solution requires an actual simulation to prove concept but mechanical solutions, unique tooling and other solutions may require feasibility studies or actual prototypes to determine viability.
• FINAL SOLUTION: Testing via proof of concepts ultimately leads to one preferred solution. Final details need to be determined so final quoting can occur.
• DETERMINE BUILD PATH: There are many choices here and aXatronics works with all of them. From a manufacturing in-house build where aXatronics provides the engineering design and detailed renderings for component production to a full scale automation line build using specialists in several technologies.
• FORMAL QUOTE: Complete project quoting will occur once the build team is established.
• JOB PRODUCTION: With a time line identified, the mechanical, electrical and software systems are built and installed.
Existing or needed process
Present solution options
& Ballpark estimates
FINAL SOLUTION COLLABORATION
DETERMINE BUILD PATH
Form Solutions Team
Installation & On-Site Training