Robotics

Premier Automation designs and implements automatic robotics systems for industrial OEM and End User customers. Automated robotics systems are an increasingly versatile, safe, and cost-effective solution for a broad range of industrial applications. Our engineering team has the automation and process control experience to provide our customers with unique, highly efficient robotics solutions to streamline production, improve efficiency, and save on operational costs.

Premier Automation is equipped to integrate, upgrade, or retrofit your robotic automation system. The engineering team has experience in the following robotics categories:

Application Zones

  • Material Handling

    While almost all automated systems include some aspect of material handling, striking the right balance of method, equipment, integration, and Material Handlingprogramming can be a challenge. The following are just a few of the automated material handling solutions Premier Automation can offer.

    • Part Transfer
    • Pick and Place
    • Palletizing and De-palletizing
    • Automated Storage and Retrieval
  • Machine Tending

    Machine tending can be dangerous, repetitive work, making it the ideal process to automate. Robotics can keep machines running efficiently whilMachine Tendinge protecting workers. The list below details some of the machine tending applications Premier Automation can automate:

    • Machine Tools
    • Stamping Presses
    • Forging Press
    • IMM’s
    • Test Instruments

  • Material Removal

    Material Removal can suffer from inconsistency when done by hand, while also posing ergonomic risks to workers. The buffing, grinding, polishing, deburring, de-flashing, sandingMaterial Removal, and drilling that Material Removal involves can be safely and efficiently performed by robots to ensure quality and improve health & safety. Here are a few of the process equipment options that Premier Automation uses in automated Material Removal solutions:

    • Material infeed and outfeed units
    • Belt sanding units
    • Contact wheel units
    • Compound feeders

  • Dispensing

Dispensing equipment must be carefully specified and programmed for an effective automated system. Premier Automation has firsthand experience with the following manufacturing brands of dispensing equipment, types of robotic dispensing, and supplier materials:
Dispensing

  •  Manufacturers
    • Nordson
    • EFD Inc.
    • Loctite
  • Robotic Dispensing
    • Urethanes
    • Adhesives
    • Single and plural components
  • Supplier Materials
    • 3M
    • Loctite
    • Epoxires Inc.

Automated Vision Systems

Automated vision systems are a highly versatile automation solution that can be the answer to many process problems. A well-integrated vision system can complement guided motion, inspection, part recognition, and error proofing applications. Consider the eight basic parts of a vision system to preview the expertiVisionse required to implement a vision system for your application:

  1. Grayscale or color camera(s)
  2. Frame grabbers, or an interface for digitizing images
  3. Processors (usually PC-based) or embedded processors (like DSPs)
    1. Smart Cameras are a combination of the three components listed above
  4. Input/Output hardware (like digital I/O) or network communication links to report results
  5. Lenses to focus the field of view for the image sensor
  6. Specialized light sources like LED lighting or fluorescent/halogen lighting
  7. A programmed application to track and detect features or triggers in a processed image
  8. An input from the controls system to trigger image-taking and processing

Custom/Process Equipment

Not sure if you have the right equipment to match the robotics system you have in mind? Premier Automation can help you design, specify, assemble aCustom Processnd start-up custom process equipment, including the following applications:

  • Laser cutting / marking
  • Assembly
  • Inspection
  • Flexible feeding

Line Automation

Automatic robotic systems can be integrated seamlessly into an existing process, such as a conveyor, for applications like assembly, packaging, and production. The introduction of robotics to an automated line can streamline production for greater efficiency and cost savings. Line automation with robotics cover a range of applications and solutions, including:

  • Machine/Process ControlRobotics Line Automation
    • PLC
    • .Net
    • C+, C#
  • Controls/Networking
    • Field Bus (DeviceNet, CanBus, Profibus)
    • Pier to Pier – Ethernet
  • HMI
    • RS View, RSSQL
    • PanelView
    • Wonderware
  • Features
    • Production monitoring
    • Custom reports
    • Recipe creation
    • Data acquisition
    • Inventory control
  • Traceability
    • Barcode
    • RFID

Premier Automation is a Robotics Value Provider for ABB Robotics and an Authorized System Integrator for Fanuc Robotics.fra-authorized-integrator-low_cropped

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