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.