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Phoenix is a robotic automation company that delivers precise and reliable results for clients locally and globally. With extensive experience in factory automation, we have completed numerous projects from small to large-scale operations, including installations of single and multi-robots in car manufacturing. We believe in enhancing industrial productivity and efficiency through automation.

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Why Choose Us?

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Phoenix has a range of system integration support services making up our portfolio with the ability to cater for all stages of any robotic integration project

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Quoting & Design

This is the first step in the case of a new project and usually follows some form of management decision on the needs of the facility. 

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Commissioning & Training

Throughout the stage of the commissioning and training, our engineers will be on hand to advise and coordinate all aspects of the installation.

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After-Sales Support

For Phoenix, the project does not end once we have left the site. Our engineers are always available for ongoing robotic system integration support.

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Factory Automation

What is Factory Automation?

Factory automation is the use of advanced technology and machinery to streamline various industrial processes. It usually involves the use of robots, control systems, software, and sensors to automate tasks that were once performed manually. The goal is to increase efficiency, reduce waste and errors, and improve overall productivity. With factory automation, companies can produce goods at a much faster rate than if they were relying on human labour alone. Additionally, automation can reduce labour costs, improve safety conditions, and make it easier to monitor and maintain equipment. This technique has been implemented in various industries such as manufacturing, automobile, food processing, and healthcare. Therefore, factory automation has revolutionized the manufacturing world and continued to improve the efficiency, and accuracy of the production process.

The manufacturing sector in the UK must consider seriously the adoption of automation including robotics to help improve the output in the UK.

Scope of Robot Applications

Robotic process automation in manufacturing allows companies to maintain a competitive position in this aggressive market. Robotic manufacturing is efficient and brings an alternative in areas where it may be difficult to find qualified employees. Therefore, employees can learn new technology instead of working on tedious tasks. However, manufacturing robotic automation enables companies to increase production processes, improve worker safety, and improve worker quality of life.  Contact us for your next automation project.

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What is involved in Factory Automation?

Factory automation involves six-axis robots that perform tasks with precision and accuracy. These robots have sensors and programming for material handling, welding, and assembly, among others, and they improve product quality, reduce production time, increase productivity, and eliminate human error. Moreover, they are cost-effective, and their initial investment is offset by increased productivity and efficiency.

 

Programming Robots for Factory Automation

Industrial robotics have transformed manufacturing and factory automation through the precise programming of robots. Advanced software and hardware systems help optimize assembly line production, material handling, and logistics, improving efficiency, productivity, safety, quality, and reducing costs. Therefore, whether in small-scale manufacturing or large, complex production lines, it depends on developing effective programming strategies.

 

What is cloud-based factory automation?

Cloud-based factory automation uses cloud computing to remotely control and monitor factory processes, enhancing efficiency and productivity. Real-time data is collected from sensors and sent to the cloud for analysis, allowing for informed decisions. Benefits include increased flexibility, reduced need for onsite staff, and ability to easily adjust production to meet changing demands.

 

Factory Automation Technologies

Factory automation technologies optimize industrial processes with hardware and software solutions, from robotics and machine vision to control software. Manufacturers increasingly adopt these technologies to improve production and gain a competitive edge, while also creating a safer work environment by reducing exposure to hazardous materials and injuries, contributing to operational excellence. Whether you’re a business owner or interested in learning more, we offer automation tool and software reviews. Browse our site and contact us with any questions.

 

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FAQs

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Factory automation, also known as industrial automation, refers to the use of control systems, such as robots or other industrial control systems, for managing industrial processes and machinery with minimal or reduced human intervention.

The benefits of using factory automation include increased production efficiency, reduced labour costs, improved safety, and more consistent quality control.

Some of the main challenges of implementing factory automation include the cost of implementation, the need for specialized technical expertise, and the potential for job displacement.

Examples of factory automation applications include pick-and-place robots, automated assembly lines, and automated material-handling systems.

Key considerations for implementing factory automation include understanding the needs of your specific industry and business, selecting the right automation technology, and planning for employee training and support.

Factory automation can benefit your business by improving production speed and efficiency, reducing labor costs, improving quality control, and providing competitive advantages in the market.

A typical factory automation system consists of hardware components such as sensors, actuators, controllers, robotic arms, conveyor systems, and software components like programmable logic controllers (PLCs), human-machine interfaces (HMIs), and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems.

The timeline for implementing factory automation varies depending on factors such as the scope of automation, the complexity of processes, availability of resources, and the readiness of existing infrastructure. It can range from several months to a few years.

  • Skills required include knowledge of programming languages (e.g., ladder logic, C++, Python), proficiency in reading technical diagrams and schematics, troubleshooting abilities, and understanding of mechanical and electrical systems.

Yes, factory automation solutions are available for businesses of all sizes. There are modular and scalable automation technologies that can be tailored to the needs and budgets of SMEs.

You can justify the investment by demonstrating the potential cost savings, productivity gains, quality improvements, safety enhancements, and competitive advantages that automation can bring to your business.

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