KAON Automation, the new name for ATS (Automation Technology Services).

Month: November 2021

KAON is now in Cork!

Did you know that KAON Automation has recently opened a facility in Cork? And did you also know that we are looking for engineers to join our machine-building team by the Lee?

The new 900sqm Cork facility at Little Island has been opened to support our customer base in the southern region of the country.

We will also continue to run operations from our headquarters at a 3,000sqm purpose-built premises in Collooney in Sligo (where we are also actively hiring!)

It is an exciting move for all of us at KAON and we are looking forward to building our team in Cork.

Noel Horgan, originally from Midleton has been appointed as KAON Regional Manager and is looking for new team members. The roles we are currently hiring for include: mechanical design engineers, controls engineers, electrical design engineers and build technicians.

“KAON has been growing and expanding over the past few years and needed more capacity so the decision to open in a new market to service the southern region was a natural move for us. The reaction from potential new customers in the region has been outstanding and we are currently hiring to deal with demand,” says Noel.

“We design and build machines from concept to completion so it is a very exciting place for an engineer to work. There is a physical outcome and that is very attractive to engineers. Anyone who is interested in working with us at KAON can contact us directly or look on our website for current roles we are advertising.”

At KAON, we work primarily in the medical device industry so what we do matters. We are building machines that are saving and changing people’s lives.

If you would like to help us do that — in Cork or Sligo — contact our HR Manager Emma Regan at careers@kaonautomation.com

Building machinery of the future today

Manufacturing is changing beyond recognition as technology pushes the boundaries of what can be achieved. In recent years, exceptional new products have revolutionised the sector, but not every product fits within a standard platform.

At KAON Automation we implement ground-breaking change by providing custom-designed automation solutions to leading manufacturing companies. We take standard components from the best suppliers on the market and build high-quality machines that integrate those components into manufacturing operations across the medical device, automotive and electronic sectors.

The work is complex, challenging and stimulating. Developing a use case for ACOPOStrak from B&R is a case in point. We recently integrated this flexible track system into the operations of a multinational healthcare company for the production of filled medical solution drip bags. The bags needed a connector attached and had to be filled with a solution to an accurate repeatable rate, then sealed and packaged at a rate of 80ppm.

The main requirement for the client was that the track system was completely flexible at every point in the process and suitable for use in a wet application. ACOPOStrak provides that flexibility, marking a seismic shift in a production process that had hitherto adhered to a fixed linear sequence. This scalable machinery allows manufacturing companies to merge and diverge product flows while providing the capacity for parallel processing and a reduced footprint.

As a result, our client has an agile and responsive manufacturing machine designed around their process rather than having to design their process around the limitations of machinery as was the case in the recent past.

When it goes live in December 2021, we will have worked with the client on transforming their operations from fully manual in 2018 to being fully automated and flexible. Essentially, we are building machinery of the future today, machinery that allows immense freedom in the manufacturing process.

We are now about to enter the build phase for a new green field manufacturing site where we will be using another new technology from B&R called ACOPOS6D in what is the first implementation of this transformative technology in Ireland. With ACOPOS6D, magnetic levitating shuttles move individual products through the machine, allowing swarm production and frequent changeover between products of varying designs and dimensions.

KAON will be showcasing ACOPOS6D at the National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition at the RDS in Dublin on November 23rd and 24th.

We currently have open positions for talented, motivated engineers in Sligo and Cork, so get in touch today if you are interested in working on the frontiers of what is possible in automation.

Welcome to KAON Automation!

We have changed our name to KAON Automation to reflect our growth and ambition for the future and have evolved our brand identity to take the company into a new era.

But while our name might change, we are still as committed as ever to continuously improving our relationships and services to our valued customers and ensuring KAON is a great place to work.

At Kaon we work primarily in the medical device industry so what we do matters, we are building machines that are saving and changing people’s lives.

We deliver innovative and scalable custom-designed automation solutions for leading manufacturing companies globally. Our team delivers high-tech robotic machines to customers mainly in the MedTech, electronic and automotive sectors.

Our headquarters are in Sligo but we recently opened a new Cork office to support our customer base in the southern region.

And in more good news, we are also hiring! If you would like to join the KAON team, contact our HR Manager Emma Regan at careers@kaonautomation.com

Our Locations

Sligo
Unit 10
Rathrippon Business Park
Collooney, Sligo
Ireland, F91 HPP9

Cork
Unit 20
Euro Business Park
Little Island, Cork
Ireland, T45 CF10

Get in Touch

Kaon Automation Limited
Registered Address: 10 Rathrippon Business Park, Collooney, Co Sligo, F91 HPP9, Ireland.
Registered in Ireland. CRO number: 428472. VAT / EORI number: IE9577549D.

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