Autronics have experience in a variety of industries, implementing a wide range of solutions as called for by the application at hand. These industries include food and beverage, steel mills, sheet metal and roll forming companies, foam handling and machining, fruit packaging and the mining sector – as well as completing Research and Development projects for University. If the projects below look like something you’re chasing – call our Engineers today on +618 9494 5200!
Autronics have manufactured three side-shift conveyor lines capable of shifting up to 40T of sheet steel for Bluescope Steel in Malaga. This included a safety scanner to protect operators and personnel working in the area. In addition, Autronics provided a tamping unit to level the end of each sheet, and a film dispenser unit. This client had people reaching into a large moulding machine to extract parts – which was highly unsafe and inefficient. Autronics designed super low-profile conveyors to fit within their machine to remove parts as soon as they are produced, and deliver them to a working table for the operator to assemble. Designed and fabricated for a micro brewery in Denmark, Autronics manufactured a high-quality, low-cost stainless steel conveyor system, with side-grip conveyors for date stamping and integrated air blowers for effective drying. This was shipped and installed over a single day on site, minimising distruption to the client’s production. Autronics stripped down and completely rebuilt this 20 year old printing machine for Pfizer, Bentley WA. This allowed them to revitalise this machine and maintain their production with minimal capital outlay, and downtime. Autronics designed and fabricated a custom tool for measuring and picking rolled curved corrugated water tank sections and straight galvanised angle as the parts were produced directly off a roll forming machine. This dropped two staff off the process and eliminated the OH & S risks associated with the jobs. Autronics fitted out this 1984 Baeumer CNC Foam Cutting machine with modern switchgear and controllers to repower the sturdy mechanical frame. This employed the latest Wintech Profiler software. By building a custom control system for this machine, it meant the client could continue to use it for minimal capital outlay Foam, particularly Expanded Polystyrene, comes in large blocks that can require 2 or more personnel to move. Autronics have designed a simple vacuum gripper for a robot which removes the labour component from loading and unloading Foam Cutting machines like this Wintech Fastwire. Autronics were approached to design a machine to pick roofing and ceiling battens directly from a roll forming machine. The client didn’t have room in the budget for a fully robotic solution – so Autronics developed a bespoke machine fit for the purpose. This minimised cost at the sake of more fixed automation – but allowed the client to remove a person from this non-value-adding job. Autronics assisted Wintech Engineering in the design, fabrication and programming of a new style of Foam Cutting Machine – the Wintech Longwire. This machine has a variable width between 1700mm and 6000mm, allowing customers to cut full 5m blocks of EPS across the machine, minimising production times and maximising throughput. To extend on Autronics’ experience with Foam Handling and Machining, a spindle was fitted to the end of a robot, to allow for full six-degrees of freedom machine, powered by complex CAD and CAM software. A client’s conveyor was looking tired after years of service… Rather than have to shell out for a brand new one, Autronics rebuilt the existing one to minimise capital outlay. Autronics have developed an image-based barcode scanning system which is capable of scanning up to 160 codes on a single pallet. Autronics also wrote and commissioning a PC-based application to communicate with ERP systems for inventory management and tracking. Much like the conveyor – this robot tool had performed in excess of 5 years service with minimal upkeep. Autronics were able to strip it down and give it a new lease of life. Autronics were involved in the machining of the EPS foam plug used to mould the carbon fibre hull for the RMIT VicHyper project, the only team in the Southern Hemisphere to progress to the final stage of Elon Musk’s SpaceX Hyperloop competition. Autronics performed this work as part of our sponsorship of VicHyper. Based purely on pneumatic actuation, this simple small part dispensing system is a simple, adaptable platform for decanting miniature parts into containers, moulds, bottles etc. Autronics installed a new HMI and push button assembly at a steel mill in Perth, WA. This was designed to be IP65 and endure significant abuse, heat and airborne metallic dust.