Automated production Ltd has expanded and moved into new premises which offers state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities.
The company has nearly 30 years’ experience of providing bespoke automated systems for advanced manufacturing and regulated industries – from food production to pharmaceuticals, automotive, electronics and plastics.
Our customer challenged APL to design and manufacture a can widget gluing and assembly line. The turnkey system design and build consists of two bespoke modules. The first module applies a two part adhesive to the widget, and the second module assembled the glued widget into the can. The minimum cycle requirement is to produce 250 cans per minute. Continue Reading
Choosing the right automation solution partner is critical to the long-term success of your business. It can make a big difference in your plant’s productivity, as well as the opportunities and potential for the future development. But what are the main objectives for having an automation partner? Does it just need to complement a single project? Or a complete system build? A need for semi-automated assembly line, or an overall production line transformation? That is why it’s important to identify your objectives and needs in advance. Continue Reading
When used for the purchase of special purpose machinery a User Requirement Specification (URS) is a technical reference document specially prepared for purchase of capital equipment within the manufacturing sector. The specification is used to provide a list of requirements for new equipment and can also outline any associated commercial requirements within the scope of supply. The User Requirements Specification highlights the needs of the end user as well as any regulatory requirements that surround the particular environment or industry. Continue Reading
In our last article we discussed how to measure the effectiveness of the production line using Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE) as a practice metric. To calculate OEE requires data on three contributing factors: Availability, Performance, Quality. (OEE = Availability x Performance x Quality) Continue Reading