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Systems Engineering

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Systems engineering is an interdisciplinary field of engineering and engineering management that focuses on how to design, integrate, and manage complex systems over their life cycles.

Winder Systems

Strapping Winders

We can manufacture new dancer-controlled winders custom built for your application, or refurbish your existing outdated winders and install new Allen-Bradley PLC Controls. Our winder systems can operate with regular traverse winding, points winding or cross-spooling.

Web Winders

We can retrofit your outdated web winder/unwind control systems with new drives and PLC systems, including DC to AC motor conversion if preferred. We have completed installations utilizing up to 13 drives including dual turret winder and unwind stands, using Allen-Bradley CompactLogix PLC and multiple Panelviews for controls, although we can use the brand of drives and controls of your choice.

Drive Systems

Water/Wastewater

We can provide drive and PLC systems for pump stations and other applications in municipal water and wastewater facilities.

Robotics

Case Packing Solutions.

We can build custom robotic case packing systems, using standard 6 axis or delta robots. We installed a complete robotic work cell for one customer who was previously hand packing Italian ice cartons, and they subsequently achieved their highest ever production figures. This system used an ABB IRB120 robot with custom built tooling and various actuators and conveyors for aligning and feeding product from the packing line.

Palletizing Solutions

Safety concerns and staffing problems are some of the reasons given for contracting AFI Systems to engineer and build robotic palletizing systems. One project involved using sensors mounted to the robotic tooling to determine which of three box sizes were being picked from 2 conveyors, and then based on the determination made, the box was placed on a pallet on one of three stretch wrappers. This unique system had no safety cage, but instead used Keyence laser safety scanners to protect the whole work cell.

Materials Handling

multi robot system automates ceramic parts inspection andrew fleming Today’s metal producers are underescalating demands to produce high quality products and increase productivity. To achieve these goals, producers need to safely, accurately and quickly handle materials in every operation, from hot and heavy through exacting finishing, all while minimizing adverse impacts to their product.

Blowmolding Controls

We can upgrade your blowmolding machine controls to the latest state-of-the-art solutions, including Beckhoff Automation electronics.

Extrusion Controls

We can upgrade your control systems encompassing every area of your extrusion line: Blender/Mixer controls, Extruder, Screen Changer, Spin Pumps, Godets, Stretch Ovens, Embossers, Slitters, Flying Shears, Winders, Palletizers. If you can think of it, we have probably designed a custom PLC or drive control system for it.

Textiles

We have retrofitted controls for beamers, slashers, spinning, weaving, dyeing, finishing and inspection. Our proprietary 'Firefly' hot wire selvedge cutter/slitter incorporates the latest technology for weaving applications

Custom Automation Solutions

Call us to discuss your application for a custom engineered control system. Our wealth of experience across a vast range of industries benefits us with the knowledge to choose the correct system componentry and configuration for your application.

Custom Printed Circuit Boards

For high volume OEM applications, we can custom design a microprocessor solution. Custom circuit boards can also be produced to replicate existing obsolete boards to help prolong the service life of your equipment.