JAE Automation is continually investing into our design model of how to increase our customer’s efficiency and at the same time reduce the cost of implementing automation solutions. We have discovered that using distributed automation solutions, such as Ethernet I/P or AS-Interface we have been able to reduce the overall cost of the solution and at the same time increase our customer’s efficiency and reduce maintenance costs. With our design model we have also discovered that our flexibility for changes during the design phase as well as the installation of our projects has been much easier to adapt to thereby reducing time and materials for these changes.
If your manufacturing environment is in need of upgrading or you are looking for ways to increase efficiency, throughput and or reduce maintenance costs please contact us and we will be glad to meet and discuss this with you.
As part of the development of any automation solution, all of our systems are modeled in a comprehensive 3D design software called SolidWorks. This gives the project and plant manager the ability to complete a virtual walk through of the project. During this review, 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.
Maintenance managers see this as a valuable tool for reviewing access to equipment prior to installation for maintenance purposes. As an example, checking to insure there is room to remove or maintain a component, or insure other components are not in the way.
JAE Automation has recently designed a complete Robotic Palletizing and case conveying system for one of our local clients. The system receives cased material from four packaging lines, then palletizes the cases onto four individual pallets and then stretch wraps each pallet. The system has been designed using the latest Fanuc Palletizing robot M-410iC/185 to take advantage of the latest features such as increased palletizing speed. We also used Ethernet/IP technology along with AS-i to make the system very flexible when designing the operation and safety, along with reducing our installation time and cost, thereby providing a very competitive and cost effective solution for our client.
If you have any questions about packing, conveying or palletizing please contact us to review how our team can work with you to develop a system that meets and exceeds your expectations.
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 do this by building a data model for your operation, creating a database to support it and then by creating an Enterprise System on top of the database.
We manage all areas of data collection for you, automating your plant accordingly, and then tying it together electronically with controls systems, robotics, visioning systems – whatever makes the most sense and provides value and efficiency beneficial to your operation.
Most recently JAE has applied its considerable experience to automating a large commercial cheese maker and to automating and improving the operations of a hardwood and laminate flooring manufacturer.
In both cases, JAE representatives met with key plant personnel to define the project first, and then moved on to assessing the readiness of the controls network and the local area computer network for supporting the initiative.
The projects are ongoing and represent a substantial mutual commitment of time and effort. It’s all well worth it. The result is a plant-wide system which provides key production information in real time, to the people who need it, automatically and with accuracy, 24 X 7.
JAE would be pleased to discuss how we can leverage our experience for you.