JAE Automation is a total systems integrator, capable of pulling all areas of your plant together to form a cohesive and comprehensive automated plant system. We also have experience and expertise in a number of different specific areas where we can assist you on projects of a smaller and more focused scale.
Plant Automation is a journey which starts in many different places. It’s most important that you know where you want to end up and that you make sure you get there. JAE Automation consultants will work with you to help you define your needs, and then work with you to develop a roadmap to achieve them.
JAE can provide Manufacturing Automation expertise to your organization in the following areas:
You can contract JAE to extend your onsite team of professionals to take care of day to day business. Or, you can bring in JAE to troubleshoot a particular problem or to design a solution. We are comfortable as the only project lead and staff, as well as working with your team and other contractors to provide our expertise and resources to get the job done in a team setting.
Electrical Control Design
We have the in-house expertise to put together complete designs. Power, communication networks, controllers, operator interfaces, motion, sensing and safety are all areas of the control design. We can supply your next control system design based upon the components suited to the application and as well preferred by your company. During this process we will review your company standards and provide any feedback on the latest industry standards and technology that will increase reliability, cost savings and safety. Our commitment will be to complete the design based upon your approved direction.
Electrical and Process Drawings
The JAE Automation team can supply complete electrical and process drawings. These include single line, schematic, layouts, parts lists, logic flow, P&ID and print sets to your standards. We will supply hardware/software, print drawings in the media of your choice, provide electrical and layout drawings ready for the panel shop and provide electrical control cabinet(s) completely assembled. We will also supply a recommended spare parts list, instrument data sheets and user/operation manuals. We primarily use E3 Wireworks as our electrical CAD package. For some customers we also use EPLAN, promis•e and AutoCAD.
JAE Automation has extensive experience in providing new machinery and upgrading older machinery to the latest safety standards. Based upon a (PSHSR) Pre-Start Health and Safety review, which we can arrange if required, we can assist you in implementing shop floor safety devices into your production environment. Scenarios like safe speed monitoring, zone interlocking, request to enter, timed reset, we have designed and we are ready to implement for you. Typical devices include Light Curtains/Grids, E-Stop Buttons, Locking Door Switches, Non-Contact Door Switches, Enable Devices, Safety Relays, Safety Contactors, Safety Encoders, etc. From a small cell with one or two devices with safety relays to a large networked safety system over AS-I or Ethernet, we have designed and are ready to implement for you.
JAE Automation’s ability to manage the interface between humans and machines in the manufacturing world is one of its fundamental core strengths. SCADA systems, HMIs of various kinds, and of course PLC configuration and programming are key areas of expertise that JAE has mastered. We have experience with most major manufacturer’s products as well as numerous niche products.
Machine vision systems are excellent for tasks such as counting objects on a conveyor, reading serial numbers, and searching for surface defects. Many manufacturers prefer to use visioning systems for visual inspections in high-speed environments, where things like 24-hour operation, magnification, and/or repeatability of measurement are required. JAE Automation has direct experience working with this technology and the general Automation knowledge to successfully implement projects in this area.
Like machine vision systems (which are often integrated with robotics), robot systems are excellent for particular applications in manufacturing where precision, repeatability and 24-hour operation are required. JAE has completed several projects in this area and brings relevant shop floor experience to your organization.
Onsite Commissioning and Start Ups
We look at each project and put a plan in place to minimize the time required to install and start-up new equipment. Our team is very experienced in a manufacturing setting and understands the production demands. We put together checklists and yellow-line the drawings to ensure the planned project design is the installed and functional result.
Utilities Information and Control
Electricity, pneumatics, hydraulics, HVAC and water are some of the utilities that are required to run your production. Knowing how much of each is used is vital to keep manufacturing costs under control. For example, air leaks can costs thousands of dollars per year and shorten the life of your compressor(s). We have the tools to sense these types of leaks and aid you in their location.
At JAE we believe having mechanical services is integral to providing turnkey automation solutions for our customers. Some of our abilities include; project management, creating a design basis, requests for quotation, helping you design and or select the correct equipment, procurement, machine guarding, packaging line integration, changeover optimization, ergonomic design, process piping and robotic cells.
Our modeling experts can put together the virtual 3D designs before any fabrication work is started. During the review process often forgotten component placements can be viewed prior to construction. As an example location of HMIs, control stations, walk ways, head room clearance, lift truck aisles, conduit and tubing runs to list a few. This gives you a chance to verify every detail and minimizes any changes after the parts or systems are built. SOLIDWORKS is our preferred modeling software.
2 D mechanical drawings and BOMs for small projects or equipment layouts. JAE Automation provides detailed drawings of modelled parts or layouts such that a fabrication or CNC shop can build and supply these parts to the exact specifications. We also provide detailed assembly drawings to assemble the equipment with a detailed BOM and supply these drawings to our customers within the mechanical manuals we provide for each piece of equipment.
Packaging Line Integration
JAE Automation has experience in designing and implementing packaging systems in many manufacturing environments. This includes conveying systems, print and apply labelling, bar code scanning, sorting, case packing, palletizing, stretch wrapping and much more. If you are looking at modifying, upgrading or implementing a packaging system in your facility please contact us to discuss your application.
To make your manufacturing process as flexible and responsive as possible we can help by implementing robotics. Robots are not just for automotive manufacturing operations, many manufacturers benefit from robots with their speed, accuracy, quality, repeatability and flexibility. Robots can be used in areas or applications which are dangerous to humans. Using robots does not replace workers, it makes the manufacturing process more efficient which allows growth and expansion. We are proud to have partnered with FANUC America, who we feel has the most comprehensive selection of robots available.
Information Technology Services
JAE understands that the front office and shop floor are becoming connected now more than ever before. In response to our client’s needs and trends in the industry, JAE has built an entire division specializing in database development and programming, reporting and analysis system development, and network infrastructure design and development. We are experienced in the specialized field of collecting historical data on your shop floor and presenting it optimally to decision makers – all in a timely fashion.
Manufacturing Execution Systems are very important to your facility. Production performance, quality, reject/scrap, downtime, material tracking and OEE (Overall equipment effectiveness) are all parts of an MES. Let us show you how we can implement some or all of these parts to make your processes more efficient.
There is never a good time for a machine or a part to fail. If and when this happens you can count on JAE Automation to help guide you through the process or getting that part and or machine back up and running again. We can also look at methods to improve our response by using remote access tools for troubleshooting over the internet. Talk to us about how we can help support your systems.
Bringing it all together
Every client has different needs. Every client requires different solutions. What you need is one provider who is experienced, skilled in a number of areas, and can provide all of the pieces needed for your unique solution. JAE is that provider. CONTACT US now to get started.