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Top New Trends in Industrial Automation

Industrial automation technologies have advanced significantly in recent years and are transforming the way manufacturers operate. Many concepts have evolved that describe this digitalization of manufacturing – Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industry 4.0, Edge computing, and so on. These concepts are now actively being deployed across many industries, allowing manufacturers to reap the benefits of these technologies now as well as position themselves to remain competitive in the future.

When the right industrial automation technologies are implemented, the result is reliable and efficient manufacturing. That said, manufacturers may be overwhelmed by the number of digitalization technologies available. This is why it is important to partner with automation experts, like Concept Systems, that will guide you through the technology selection and implementation process. Concept works with customers to clearly understand the problem they need to solve, and then recommends automation solutions that address this need. Additionally, Concept ensures that digitalization technologies are scalable and simple in nature.

Below are some of the top new trends in industrial automation. These technologies are occurring today and their usage is expected to spread as we transition further into Industry 4.0.

 

Further Expansion of IIoT: due to the IIOT, use of connected devices in manufacturing is becoming the norm. Manufacturers are using predictive maintenance programs to monitor equipment real-time to improve responsiveness and achieve fewer unplanned outages – the result is safer operations, lower costs and higher customer satisfaction. The IIoT is expected to continue to expand its reach and impact not only maintenance programs but other areas of the business such as how manufacturers manage inventory and equipment lifespans.

Growth of Edge Computing: the Internet of Things has resulted in an influx of connected devices and data generated by these devices. The significant increase in data from devices that operate 24/7 is often causing bandwidth issues and slow processing times. Edge computing, which gets its name from devices on the “edge” of the network, was developed to address these issues. This technology shifts information storage and processing away from data centers, and closer to the location where it is needed which is often the device itself. Additionally, a combination of cloud and edge computing is proving to be an excellent approach; for example, companies can deploy edge devices that communicate with edge servers under a cloud infrastructure. Edge computing allows connected devices to utilize more real-time data for process control and business decisions. As more and more IoT devices are employed, Edge computing is expected to spread.

Increased Implementation of VR and AR Tools: knowledge transfer and retention is always a challenge for manufacturers; fortunately, new tools are becoming available to address this issue – two of these are Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR). AR and VR are both interactive experiences and the key difference is that VR replaces the user’s environment with a completely simulated one whereas AR alters the user’s real-world environment by overlaying additional information or data. Both of these technologies are being used for personnel training, commonly in the form of a head-mounted device; for example, an AR or VR device allows an Operations trainee, equipped with plant data and procedures, to experience an issue that may occur on the plant floor. The trainee responds as he or she deems appropriate, then a local or remote expert can review the AR or VR video and provide feedback or suggest additional training as necessary. Historically, training programs have been one-size-fits-all but these types of technologies allow training to be more customized based on the skills a specific trainee needs to enhance. These tools also enable personnel to train in a safe, non-disruptive environment, often training on rare operations scenarios like process upsets or unplanned downtimes that may be difficult to experience in the “real-world”.

Smart Robot Usage Expands: 5G network technology is upon us and is delivering faster and more reliable internet connectivity. Additionally, due to improved satellite coverage, connectivity is now spreading to remote areas not previously connected. These advancements make the case even stronger for smart robots! Robots are certainly not new but robotic technologies continue to advance and the possible applications for Industry 4.0 robots continues to rapidly expand.

Increased Reshoring: with the digitalization of manufacturing and increasing industrial automation, workforces are becoming less reliant on humans and fewer personnel are required. Reshoring is the concept of bringing manufacturing back to the United States. There are many factors that influence the trend in reshoring, but digitalized manufacturing is certainly playing a part.
 

Concept Systems

Concept Systems is 100% committed to maintaining current, state-of-the art equipment that allow customers to achieve competitive manufacturing today and tomorrow. With the technologies available, there are countless robotic and machine vision applications that can help you address your business challenges. From basic picking and sorting to enhanced vision inspection, from custom built end of arm tooling to complete work cell design and integration, our team of expert engineers design and integrate solutions that enhance the efficiency and profitability of your operations.

We’ll dive into your manufacturing process and build a smart, precisely tailored automation solution – effectively integrating metrology and automation solutions to improve throughput and elevate quality. Leverage the advances in technology to improve your manufacturing – contact us today!

Preventative Maintenance for Industrial Automation

Manufacturers often feel they are in a constant state of “reacting” to various production issues such as unexpected downtimes or equipment failures. Combine this with the ever-present challenge of keeping equipment performing efficiently while adhering to the maintenance budget – and the case for preventative maintenance is clear!

Preventative maintenance assesses the condition of manufacturing equipment in order to identify maintenance issues that may creep up in between scheduled inspections. The purpose is to prevent machinery from breaking down or failing, resulting in unplanned outages.

It should be noted that the terms preventive and predictive often have different meanings depending on who you ask; and are often used interchangeably when it comes to describing maintenance plans. However, there is a distinction: preventative maintenance is generally based on averages and historical data of equipment whereas predictive maintenance is based on the real-time condition of a specific piece of equipment.  An example of preventative maintenance is taking an oil sample at a given frequency to assess equipment health. An example of predictive maintenance is the use of real-time sensors to monitor equipment health, such as vibration. A combination of preventative and predictive maintenance methods is often ideal to achieve optimal equipment performance.

Companies, especially within the industrial sector, are becoming increasingly aware of the downtimes and costs resulting from unexpected equipment failures and are adopting preventative maintenance plans to secure a competitive edge. In addition to a plan to manage on-going maintenance of existing equipment through the life cycle, manufacturers are developing multi-year roadmaps to proactively plan equipment retrofits, upgrades, or replacements. The bottom line is to be proactive rather than reactive!

Benefits of Predictive Maintenance

There are several advantages of preventative and predictive maintenance, and below are some of the key benefits.

  • Minimize Unplanned Downtimes: unexpected equipment outages or failures are costly as production comes to a halt and manufacturing deadlines are missed!  Additionally, it is generally more expensive to make an unexpected repair or replacement as compared to planned maintenance tasks. Fewer unplanned downtimes result in increased profitability and operations efficiency. Additionally, production facilities that operate with more “up” time allow for improved inventory management, further lowering costs. Last, but not least, manufacturers who avoid unexpected outages maintain their solid reputation and elevate customer satisfaction.
  • Higher Return on Investment: production equipment is usually a significant capital investment. By improving the care of the equipment with a preventative and predictive maintenance program, the life span and efficiency of the equipment will likely be extended.
  • Improved Safety: preventive and predictive maintenance programs help ensure equipment is taken offline in a controlled manner for maintenance and does not shutdown or fail unexpectedly – resulting in a safer work environment. 

The Impact of the IIOT on Maintenance

When considering equipment upgrades, it is important to keep in mind that the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and other technology advances are having significant impacts on how manufacturing facilities operate – so it is crucial to keep a vision for tomorrow’s manufacturing equipment in the forefront when making today’s decisions! Experts predict whole manufacturing floors will be populated by smart machines that are able to monitor themselves, schedule their own maintenance and provide constant monitoring. This future state will allow machines to interoperate and create dramatic efficiencies not possible today. Machines will do this by dynamically adjusting to manufacturing conditions to ensure maximum efficiency. The majority of manufacturers are expected to use a phased approach to slowly migrate equipment to Industry 4.0 requirements over the next decade, since very few companies have the luxury of starting their production strategies from scratch.

Maintenance programs that require manual data entry and tracking are slow and are often too “reactive” in nature – it is key to integrate smart, condition-based monitoring systems into existing manufacturing processes. With so many software solutions available provided as flexible options like SaaS, it is a good time to develop and implement a strategy that takes the guessing out of machine monitoring. Conveniently for users, there are several options available from complete software platforms that monitor everything from CNCs, robots, PLCs and test stands to simple offerings that are designed to provide real-time monitoring per single device. To make matters easier, a lot of these software providers offer their solutions via a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model, which reduces the risk of overcommitting and lowers upfront costs.

These maintenance programs provide manufacturers with scheduled maintenance events based on known wear, use or observed conditions; dashboard monitoring and/or reporting available via desktop computer or mobile devices; uptime and throughput reports to monitor trends; intelligent adjustments to optimize operating conditions, and automated alarming provides alerts that will send alert condition messages to supervisory personnel to facilitate an immediate response.

Concept Systems

With the technologies available today there are countless automation applications that can help you address your business challenges. From basic picking and sorting to enhanced vision inspection, from custom built end of arm tooling to complete work cell design and integration, our team of expert engineers design and integrate solutions that enhance the efficiency and profitability of your operations.

We’ll dive into your manufacturing process and build a smart, precisely tailored automation solution – effectively integrating metrology and automation solutions to improve throughput and elevate quality. Leverage the advances in technology to improve your manufacturing – contact us today!

End of Arm Tooling Options for Industrial Automation

End of Arm Tooling (EOAT), or end effector as it often called, is the device attached to the end of a robotic arm that allows the robot to interact with the environment. There are many types of EOAT depending on the components being handled and the tasks the robot is required to perform. End effectors are typically powered electrically, hydraulically, or pneumatically. There are also EOAT that utilize magnetic force or vacuum cups.

There are many different EOAT to choose from and some of the most common types are listed below. EOAT are either pre-engineered and available off the shelve, or customized when an application is complex and requires more sophisticated functionality. It is critical to select the right EOAT for a given application. Without the correct EOAT attached, robots will struggle to provide the higher productivity and profitability levels expected. Companies should work with a knowledgeable automation partner, like Concept Systems, to ensure all of the EOAT options are well understood and the best end effector is selected – offering manufacturers a clear competitive edge!

  • Grippers: these are the most common EOAT for industrial automation given that sorting and pick-and-place tasks are often automated. Grippers are jaws that grasp and manipulate parts directly. There are many different types and sizes of grippers designed to pick up a wide variety of parts and materials. Grippers comprised of vacuum cups, pliers, or a finger assembly are common in industrial automation. Grippers can be powered pneumatically or electrically. Examples of grippers include 2- jaw that is used when you are grasping parts by two parallel, flat surfaces, 3-jaw that is used for cylindrical objects, needle that is used to pick up textiles by penetrating the surface with sharp needles, and adaptive is used when real-time feedback to the controller is needed to adjust the grasp. A good understanding of the components that need to be manipulated is critical in identifying which gripper should be used. The main factors are size, shape, and weight.
  • Welding EOAT: welding is a very common task for automation. Welding torches and welding guns have become very effective EOAT that are often used for arc welding and spot-welding processes. The main advantage of automated welding is the ability to produce high-quality welds in a short cycle time. Many industries, especially automotive, employ robots for welding tasks; and these robots are a good solution to the workforce gap within the welding profession.
  • Material Removal EOAT: this category of end-of-arm-tooling includes drilling and tapping to machine holes and threads into materials; and trimming, grinding, deburring, and cutting to reach the desired product size, shape, and smoothness. These forms of end effectors are found in many industrial applications especially automotive assembly lines.
  • Vacuum EOAT: these end effectors are very common and are known for their cost-effectiveness. Vacuum EOAT are suitable for most components and surfaces and are able to handle products with a soft touch. The air pressure responsible for operating vacuum grips can be adjusted to accommodate various levels of force. These forms of end effectors are common in the automotive industry as well as high-speed pick-and-place applications such as packaging.
  • Magnetic EOAT: end effectors operating with magnets are capable of automated pick-up and placement of iron, steel or other ferromagnetic objects. Within this type of EOAT there are electromagnets and permanent magnets. Electromagnets are powered by electricity and can, therefore, be shut off whereas permanent magnets do not require power to operate but are always on and have a push-off pin on the EOAT to facilitate separation from the part.

Additionally, Industrial automation technologies continue to advance, requiring more innovative EOAT to meet demands. Some end effectors that have recently hit the market include soft grippers that have a more delicate touch and are able to grasp items such as food without causing damage, safe grippers that have built-in sensors to ensure safe interaction with humans, and connected EOAT that are IoT (Internet of Things) connected for real-time information collection and optimization.

Automation Vision and Robotics at Concept Systems

When you can’t find the right robot gripping tool off the shelf, we can assist in designing a solution to meet your exact needs. By evaluating your robotic platform, part handling conditions, tolerances, and throughput requirements, we collaborate with you to deliver the right solution. Our experience ranges from handling steel to paper, space craft parts to battery assembly.

With the technologies available today there are countless robotic and machine vision applications that can help you address your business challenges. From basic picking and sorting to enhanced vision inspection, from custom built end of arm tooling to complete work cell design and integration, our team of expert engineers design and integrate solutions that enhance the efficiency and profitability of your operations. Leverage the advances in technology to improve your manufacturing – contact us today!

Top 5 Tips when Designing an Automation Work Cell

Automation is no longer optional – it is a necessity to remain competitive. To this end, more and more manufacturers are implementing automated work cells, or robot cells as they are often called. A cell is an arrangement of resources in a manufacturing facility with the goal of enhancing quality, speed and/or cost by improving process flow and eliminating wasted time and movement.

When it comes to designing automated work cells, there are few hard and fast rules that apply because every work cell is unique. There is, however, a design process along with a number of factors that should be considered in order to design the best work cell for a given application. Below are the top 5 tips when designing an automation wok cell.

One additional point to note – most manufacturers do not have in-house expertise when it comes to automated work cells. Outsourcing automation responsibilities allows companies to tap into experts, such as the team at Concept Systems, who specialize in designing and integrating automated work cells for various industries. These experts guide manufacturers through the design process to create the optimal work cell for each application.

  1. Identify the problem: understanding the problem you are trying to solve with automation is vital to the success of your project. Are you looking for higher production volumes, better quality, or an improved working environment for humans? Once you hone in on the problem, you will need to determine the specific task that is best suited for automation. When considering which task to automate, it is important to keep in mind that steps performed by robots are repetitive and do not change over time. Once you have identified the problem as well as the task you wish to automate, clearly document these to ensure all parties and stakeholders are aligned.
  2. Map the Task: many automated work cells were first performed manually so document how humans are currently performing the task. Next, determine what inputs need to be provided to the work cell and similarly what the outputs are from the work cell. Also, establish performance indicators that assess the success of the work cell such as throughput and speed, quality, etc.
  3. Align on the Requirements: there are some key requirements you will need to determine in order to select the best automated solution for your application. It should be noted that steps 3 and 4 are an iterative process where you may go back and forth between these steps several times before “finalizing” the layout and requirements for your work cell.
    • Precision: manufacturers often are not clear on their precision requirement; however, this is an important requirement to get right to maintain quality. Work with your automation contractor to look at the components being assembled in the work cell and determine the placement tolerance for each step. Most small assembly applications are in the 25 to 200 microns precision range but there are some robots with even higher precision capabilities.
    • Payload: this is the total weight on the end of the robotic arm including tooling, and each robot has a maximum payload specification. Your automation contractor can assist with selecting a robot with an appropriate payload that is not too close to the maximum.
    • Utilities: when designing the work cell you will need to ensure provisions are made for any necessary utilities such as electricity, air or hydraulic pressures.
    • Cycle Time: this is easily calculated based on the desired throughput through the work cell. Knowing the desired cycle time will help in determining if a single robot or multiple robots is the right solution for your application.
    • Reach: this is the distance the robot needs to extend or travel, and each robot has a specific reach capacity. By establishing the task process and all of the parts involved, the necessary reach can be determined.
    • End-of-Arm Tooling: this is the device on the end of a robot’s arm to allow it to pick up or manipulate parts. Standard tooling such as grippers may be suitable for many applications, but custom tooling may be required for applications that require faster cycle times or higher precision.
    • Vision: automated vision may be needed to inspect parts or identify off-spec products. Determine if robotic vision is needed for your application.
  4. Layout: this is all about the spacing within the work cell. Map out the exact location of all of the inputs, outputs, human work areas, and the robot itself.
    • Parts: when parts enter the work cell, exact pick up and drop off locations as well as part orientations must be specified in order for the work cell to operate successfully.
    • Base: each robot has a base. Generally speaking, the larger the robot the sturdier the base must be in order to tolerate the robot’s motion and remain stable.
  5. Safety: many work cells will have humans and robots working within the work cell; thus, it is imperative to coordinate activities to ensure a safe work environment for both. For example, when designing the work cell you must include all necessary barricades to keep humans and robots from entering into an unsafe work environment. Similarly, the design must ensure the humans and robots alike are protected from work cell conditions such as spray painting or abrasive materials.

Work Cell Design and Integration at Concept Systems

With the technologies available today there are countless robotic and machine vision applications that can help you address your business challenges. From basic picking and sorting to enhanced vision inspection, from custom built end of arm tooling to complete work cell design and integration, our team of expert engineers design and integrate solutions that enhance the efficiency and profitability of your operations. Leverage the advances in technology to improve your manufacturing, explore below to learn how. Click here for one of our success stories with a drilling robotics work cell.

Contact us today to learn more about our automated work cell solutions!

Best Remote Monitoring System for Industrial Automation

Why is Remote System Monitoring Important?

Regardless of what you operate, understanding when, what and why a problem occurs will change your bottom line. Remote system monitoring provides a consistent and secure solution to monitor equipment and collect valuable performance data. Real-time performance analytics are provided to plant managers and other personnel, providing insight into the health of the equipment and operations as well as providing alerts when performance falls outside of defined parameters. Remote system monitoring for industrial automation helps manufacturers reduce overall cost by minimizing downtime, improving productivity, and streamlining maintenance. Below is some additional information about the benefits manufacturers reap when employing a robust remote monitoring program.

  • Minimize Downtime:downtime is incredibly costly to manufacturers in terms of revenue loss but also in terms of less tangible effects such as loss of customer trust. Remote monitoring ensures your equipment is being tracked 24/7 and that you will be notified the moment a potential issue arises.Email and text alerts allow you to immediately address the issue, and in many instances, prevent the downtime from occurring at all!  Additionally, root cause analysis allows companies to identify the cause of a downtime event in order to prevent reoccurrence.  A remote monitoring program is a cost-effective solution to increase equipment reliability, increase productivity, and elevate customer service levels.
  • Valuable insights:remote monitoring readily provides analytics to help manufacturers better visualize trends and performance over time – allowing personnel to make more informed decisions regarding equipment health and efficiency. Dashboards can be customized to ensure real-time access to all the necessary graphs, reports, and alerts.
  • Predictive Maintenance: it is imperative that all operating equipment are well-maintained and checked routinely to ensure optimal health. Remote system monitoring can track equipment parameters such as vibration and temperature and alert manufacturers when a parameter is trending outside of the unacceptable range, well before the issue causes a shutdown. Additionally, remote monitoring can further optimize maintenance costs since maintenance services will be performed when they are needed instead of simply when they are scheduled.

 

Given the advancement in remote system monitoring technologies in recent years, many manufacturers are seeking third parties to manage their remote monitoring programs. Outsourcing remote monitoring allows manufacturers to focus on their core competencies as well as tap into the expertise of external resources. A remote monitoring expert is able to identify problems and trends, as well as recommend cost savings steps and solutions, based on his/her experience at other locations. Lastly, outsourcing remote monitoring programs to a third party gives manufacturers peace of mind, knowing their operations and equipment are being tracked 24/7 by the experts!

WaveRider – Your Remote System Monitoring Solution!

Concept Systems has partnered with Wave7, which recently released the product WaveRider. WaveRider is a powerful, virtual VPN designed to deliver active alerts and downtime reports for a specific machine, a manufacturing line, or the entire production facility. WaveRider is a combination of a data collector you install in your equipment, WaveRider cloud service, and an application you load on your phone, tablet or PC.

  • Custom Email/Text Alerts: timely alerts are the first step in increasing profits, reducing downtime and improving capacity. Knowing you have a problem, or a condition that’s trending towards a problem, is important. Knowing it in near real time is vital. Active Alerts sends you text and email alerts on any condition you are interested in, and it is all completely configurable from your smartphone, tablet or PC.
  • Downtime Trouble-shooting: imagine if every machine you operated gave you every downtime event, categorized and analyzed by impact. Imagine if the info was delivered to any device you own in real time, and was available anywhere.
  • Secure and Fast Remote Access: Regardless of location, your engineers can access all of your equipment using our highly secure WaveRider VPN service. WaveRider uses 128bit encryption, is cloud based, and works well with customer firewalls. Use WaveRider from your cell, tablet or PC, load your favorite software, and fix the issue in minutes.

 

WaveRider is not a toolkit, but rather a completely developed service that monitors your equipment. WaveRider lets you Listen, Understand and Act, all within seconds, not days. Contactus today to select your WaveRider plan and start employing the best remote system monitoring for industrial automation!

 

Additional Automation Support Offerings from Concept Systems

At Concept Systems, we understand that every investment your company makes is important to your success, and we consider client success our top priority. To ensure that your manufacturing automation investments help you achieve your goals, we protect your assets with Concept OnSupport. OnSupport is around-the-clock assurance that your machines are running as planned, and in the event, something changes, our 24/7 support will respond quickly and efficiently to restore production.

 

  • 24/7 Support: available anytime you have a question or issue. Call our toll-free technical support line, and we will get you the answers you need.
  • Online Customer Portal: search our knowledge base, submit and monitor a support claim, and reorder critical spares conveniently online from one location.
  • Annual Checkup: to keep your processes online, we conduct an annual onsite system checkup. Our experts will complete a full health analysis of your full system.

 

Contact us today to learn more about our remote monitoring and other industrial automation solutions!

 

 

Best Motion Control Options for Industrial Automation

What is Motion Control?

Motion Control is a sub-field of automation, in which the position or velocity of machines are controlled using some type of device such as a hydraulic pump, linear actuator or electric motor, generally a servo. Motion control is an important part of robotics and CNC machine tools; however, it is more complex than in the use of specialized machines, where the kinematics are usually simpler. Motion control is widely used in the packaging, printing, textile, semiconductor production and assembly industries.

Simply put, Motion Control is the automated movement of objects – and it can be complex which is why it is important to understand the various motion control options in order to select the right one!

 

Motion Control Components

Current motion control options are a mix of electronic and mechanical components.  The primary components that make up a motion control unit for industrial automation have essentially remained the same over the years although they have become smaller and smarter. These parts include a motion controller, actuators/motors, sensors, and drives/amplifiers.

  • Controller: contains the desired motion profiles and positions for the application and submits position commands to the drive. Motion control is often a closed loop control system, tracking the actual path and correcting for position or velocity as needed. When it comes to motion controllers for industrial automation, there are two main categories: a dedicated, standalone motion controller or a PC-based system that expands upon PLC and PAC capabilities. Due to advances in processor technology, motion controllers now often include PLC capabilities, eliminating the need for the PLC or PC-based machine controller and reducing overall control costs.
  • Drives/Amplifiers: convert a low power current/voltage applied to the servo motor windings to produce torque. The drive amplifies the low energy signal from the controller into a high energy signal the motor can understand. The drives are closely paired with the motor, and there are many drive types including variable-frequency, stepper-motor, and analog and digital servo drives.
  • Actuators/Motors: take electrical signals from the drive and converts them into motion. There are many different types of AC/DC servo motors.
  • Sensors: provide the motor location. There are many types of sensors including potentiometers, tachometers, and quadrature and absolute encoders.

 

 

Which Motion Control Option is Best for My Application?

Designers need to select the right components in order for the motion control system to work as desired. Automation technology has advanced significantly over the past few decades, resulting in numerous component options for designers to choose from! Designers must study the various components being considered to ensure they are compatible and provide the desired results. This is why it is so important to partner with a Main Automation Contractor (MAC), such as Concept Systems, that understands motion control design and operations, and can work with you to select the optimal controls for your unique application – saving you time and money!

Traditionally, the PLC has been the choice for industrial automation. PLCs can provide limited motion control over a small number of axes. In recent years, more sophisticated PLCs have been developed to provide control for a larger number of axes. For more complex systems involving a high number of axes or synchronized motion, a dedicated motion controller often provides the most effective solution. The benefit of a dedicated motion controller is that it will often have more functionality and processing power for motion performance such as more motion types and operational modes. In addition, improved motion performance and precision is often feasible when motion and machine controllers are separate.

If your application is in the middle ground where it is not clear if a PLC or dedicated motion controller is the best option, consider the questions below to guide your selection.

  • What is the type of motion is required?
  • How many axes are needed – one or multi?
  • What update frequency is desired?
  • How accurate does the positioning need to be?
  • What is the main task? If it is machine control with some motion, a PLC is often the best answer. If it is motion with some machine control then a dedicated motion controller may be the best solution.

Concept Systems’ Motion Control Capabilities

It is crucial to effectively manage all moving parts in an industrial control environment. Our automation engineers have extensive experience working with a broad range of servo drives, servo motors and actuators. As Main Automation Contractor (MAC), we work as part of the team, side-by-side with process engineers and owners, to assure that the design-for-automation meets the needs of all stakeholders. As a recognized Rockwell Automation Solutions Partner, our control engineers have extensive knowledge in everything from PLC5 controls to innovative ControlLogix controllers.

Whether your need is for a single-axis drive for a simple application or high-performance multi-axis servo drives for advanced motion control, we will design, integrate and support the solution that’s right for you.

We can support your team through any automation project from simple retrofits to integrating full automation across your plant floor. Contact Concept Systems today to discuss how we can help with your project!