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Innovative Thinking

Challenges of Implementing Robotic Process Automation

Robots aren’t plug & play devices, especially not in an industrial setting. They require considerable prep-work, ranging from the initial design stage, to implementation, to regressive testing & troubleshooting. Things can get even more complicated when you are trying to achieve a great degree of automation through robots that work in conjunction, not just from the technical point of view, but from the financial side as well.

Automation and Environment

 It can be stated without a doubt that economic efficiency serves as the prime motivator for adopting automation technologies. Directly, or indirectly, operational efficiency also leads to a reduction in waste products and allows companies to minimize their energy needs. The US Environmental Protection Agency has repeatedly recognized these benefits and encouraged shift-over to automated electronic reporting and advanced monitoring technologies.

Premier Automation CEO, Eli Evankovich, joins ARM Institute Board of Directors

March 28, 2019 – Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) announced that Eli  Evankovich, CEO of Premier Automation LLC,  has joined the non-profit organization’s board of directors. According the the ARM institute, Evankovich will work with other board members and ARM leadership to help  increase U.S. global competitiveness by accelerating innovative technologies that make robots more accessible to U.S. manufacturers. 

Premier Automation is Now a Lincoln Electric Authorized Robotic Integrator

Premier Automation has recently become a  Lincoln Electric Authorized Robotic Integrator. Lincoln Electric’s Authorized Robotic Integrator Program assists qualified integrators to better serve their customers, while having Lincoln Electric as a dedicated robotic welding partner. As a Lincoln Electric Robotic Integrator, Premier Automation can work with customers to deliver innovative, state-of-the-art welding solutions. Premier Automation engineers can offer expertise on all aspects of the equipment and processes to create success for our customers.

Why Inspection is Critical in Automation

The smartphone giant Samsung recently underwent a huge fiasco involving the batteries of its Note 7 mobile phone, primarily caused by lack of proper inspection apparatus within its plants. Incorrect assembly of a single battery component lead to multiple reports of fire and explosions by owners of the mobile phone, leading to a mass recall among with significant PR damage.

Premier Automation To Open Washington, PA Location

MONROEVILLE, PA —In the near future, Premier Automation will begin operations at a new location near Washington, PA. The new facility will allow Premier Automation to more conveniently serve customers with increased capacity. The expansion will be located in an existing 66,000 square foot facility and will offer full engineering and manufacturing services. The new manufacturing space will be used to build large and small electrical controls to support the growing manufacturing base in western Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.

Maximum Efficiency in Gear Motors for Automated Control Systems

In today’s world of industrial automation solutions, efficiency is one of the most heavily scrutinized aspects of automated control systems. Any part of an assembly line that is not operating at its maximum efficiency is going to end up costing more money in an energy analysis. In such an analysis, the energy usage of the components becomes the area with the most emphasis.

Choosing Between Cobots and Industrial Robots

Robots have served as the backbone of the manufacturing industry for decades, replacing humans in repetitive, laborious and time-consuming tasks. Advancements in engineering introduced robots to Artificial Intelligence (AI) and soon, the idea of collaborative robots took over. The scope of having a machine understand and work with you was promising, triggering developers to vigorously work on the idea. Simultaneous advancements in technology and boom in processing capabilities, turned the entire idea into practicality.

Differences between SCADA & HMI

Many beginner automation enthusiasts often fail to establish appreciable differences between Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition (SCADA) and Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs). They often confuse both these entities as being similar and working for the same end-result. While the latter may be true, as in the end achieving automation is the desired result, the two terms are quite different and have limited overlap.

Finding New Value in Automation: Redesigning Processes

Automation has been a driving force in production and manufacturing over the past few years. Automation and control engineers are becoming more and more valuable as improvements in manufacturing become more necessary to keep up with technology.  Automation can bring great value to companies and improve production quality and efficiency.  Companies need to evaluate how automation can improve their business and give the company a step up in competing with other manufactures.