What are some of the hallmarks of an efficient manufacturing facility? Some will claim that bulk processing is the most important while others observe the accurate production of small and complex parts is critical. In truth, both of these concepts must be paired together should a company wish to enjoy continued success within what is proving to be a highly competitive marketplace. These are some of the very same concepts which should always be considered within the field of production automation. By adopting an approach that enjoys a synergy of the traditional with the modern, achieving continuous quality improvement has now become a reality.
Modularity Within the Field
We are well aware that the notion of one size fits all has no place within the production facility. Therefore, the needs of product automation must first be moulded around the discrete requirements of the customer in question. This is accomplished through a proactive and ongoing engagement between ourselves and the client. By understanding such requirements, it is much easier to adopt specific automation technologies in an efficient manner.
It should also be noted that a great deal of experience within the industry has enabled us to develop very specific plans of action when developing any type of automation within the manufacturing environment. This is a rather hierarchical approach; beginning with conceptualisation and carrying through to analyses and testing before eventual deployment. We can then combine a robust knowledge of existing methodologies with more cutting-edge advancements. The end result is a solution which takes into account extremely discrete needs.
Service and Support
Whether referring to the addition of production automation software or the physical modification of a central facility, it is no secret that support and training must take place to ensure uninterrupted manufacturing. This is also critical to guarantee the quality of small and complex products during production. By working in tandem with the client during the entire process, it is much easier to appreciate their specific needs. Therefore, targeted training can take place; this directly equates to little downtime and a much easier implementation of any automation techniques. Without this well-established relationship, the client would likely struggle with such technologies.
Production automation does not necessarily have to be a complicated field. As we have embraced a bottom-up (and yet innovative) approach, even challenging requirements can be met within amenable time frames. Considering that end-user needs are more complicated than ever before, such a methodology is obviously very critical.