Automated System Types

Linear Assembly Systems 

Often the first choice for larger components or processes requiring multiple operators, linear assembly systems require expert design and production to deliver the top quality yield you need. We are highly experienced in applying our extensive automation experience to select the best available solution for your application. 

We offer a wide variety of leading-edge systems to meet a diverse range of assembly requirements. From simple belt-based systems, through to pallet-based systems engineered for optimal precision such as the Bosch TS2, our linear assembly systems are favoured by progressive manufacturers around the world. 

 

Rotary Assembly Systems 

Often the most cost-effective method of automating sequential assembly and test tasks, rotary-based assembly systems are increasingly being adopted by manufacturers around the world. The electro-mechanical cam indexing gearboxes we use offer a well proven and extremely reliable means of achieving fast, reliable, product transfer. 

Using a comprehensive range of common machine bases, our team can customise a solution to meet every requirement from semi-automated, manually loaded machines, to full automated multi-machine systems. 

Typically using pneumatic pick and place actuation, our rotary systems are equipped to cycle at up to 1.2 seconds to meet a wide range of production requirements. Plus we can also deliver electrical pick and place actuation, currently being widely adopted to deliver greater control and ease of changeover between product sizes and types. 

 

Cellular Workstations 

In addition to the provision of large integrated systems, ABP is also highly experienced in the supply of semi-automated workstations for use in cellular manufacturing systems. 

We know that automation has a significant role to play in lower volume operations, where Takt times often permit manual assembly. Automation can be used in these environments to relieve potential operator RSI, in addition to enabling the instant identification of faulty parts requiring rework or rejection. 

Automation is also a valuable tool for end-of-line inspection or functional testing, able to eliminate operator variability and facilitate automated data logging for product traceability. 

 

Clean Room Applications 

Cleaner production environments are increasingly important in the production of next generation technologies and applications. So it’s imperative that today’s manufacturers are equipped with the right tools to meet this demand. Human operators are the most likely cause of product contamination, making automated solutions all the more vital to success. 

Our experience in this field has proven invaluable for many of our customers operating in contamination-critical industries such as Medical Devices and Electronics. Delivering unique clean room systems using SCARA and multi-axis robots, through to stepper driven pick and place systems, ABP Automation’s tailored clean room applications simultaneously optimise and safeguard your operations.  

To find out which AB Precision System will benefit your business, please contact the automation team. 

 

Automated Test

At ABP Automation, we know that the only way to guarantee total quality is to implement 100% inspection and test. Take simple cellular manufacturing systems for example, where the entire assembly operation is manual. Experience has proven that consistent inspection quality can only be achieved by implementing automated test to eliminate operator variability. 

ABP Automation is highly experienced in the area of automated test, having produced numerous successful test applications as part of assembly systems and as stand-alone machines. 

Such systems may be PLC or PC controlled, often featuring data logging to store test results and ensure full traceability. From fully functional test platforms operating through a defined cycle of operation to power electrical devices, to simple ‘part present’ checks using sensors or machine vision systems, we deliver automated test expertise you can trust. 

For more information, please contact us.