A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH TO AUTOMATION INTEGRATION
Whether you are introducing a new process or automating an existing one, a team with a holistic understanding of the solution and how it fits into your overall process is a powerful asset. Beginning with an approach that includes design, construction and industry-leading equipment and technology suppliers will help to develop a comprehensive solution. Often, this approach will allow integration to take place seamlessly, without halting your existing production to save time and cost.
Bring in a specialist for an evaluation to confirm or put to rest any concerns you may have before making an investment. Equipment and technology suppliers often have a network of consultants available to assist in the evaluation of your operation. These specialists should begin by gaining an understanding of your needs, budget and schedule requirements, learning your capabilities and recommending when and where automation is appropriate.
A consultant will also create a business case for your automation solution, including assisting you in understanding system capabilities and cost benefits, with primary focus directed toward investment capital. Automation solutions can typically be cost-justified when the workforce they are replacing have labor rates of $15/hour and above.