Automated processes and robotics have long been used to handle the physically difficult, repetitive, and even dangerous tasks previously performed by humans.
They have also helped address workforce shortages and lack of skilled labor in several industries.
Today’s advanced automation, however, is not about replacing people. On the contrary, it combines the best of automated technology – visual inspection, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, for example – with the experience and skills of technical experts to produce the highest-quality products at top productivity levels.
The EWI advanced automation team’s deep knowledge of design, automation, and controls, paired with decades of experience in industrial process problem-solving, enables us to help make the most their production resources. Our automation expertise includes:
- Automation and controls
- Design and simulation
- Process monitoring
- Machine vision
- Nondestructive evaluation (NDE)
WE MANUFACTURE INNOVATION.
That’s how we break through technical barriers and further the success of our partners. We’re a team of creative problem solvers and implementation experts
Why Choose EWI for Advanced Automation?
As an extension of your team, EWI can propel your company to break through technical barriers. With broad technical knowledge and manufacturing experience, we’re able to develop high-value processes that can’t be engineered by an equipment supplier or an integrator. When a solution requires both deep technological expertise (e.g., arc welding, laser processes, ultrasonics, NDE) and comprehensive understanding of sensors and controls, we’re up for the challenge. We have the experience and the resources to help you reach your goal.
Our software experts use languages ranging from C/C++ and PLC programming to higher-level automation environments to develop control, inspection, and process algorithms. Working with both commercial and specialized industrial motion controllers, EWI engineers develop both stand-alone and open-ended programs for our clients.
Our advanced automation team designs, develops, and implements a wide variety of custom solutions:
- Automated welder training systems
- NDE systems for assessing rail quality
- Resonant fatigue testing systems for pipelines
- Laser- and camera-based visual inspection systems
- Automated systems for corrosion detection and repair
- Adaptive welding systems for heavy manufacturing, energy, and aerospace clients
- Automated sealant application technology
- Vision-based robot guidance
Advanced Automation Experts
From developing a robotic vision-guided sealant application process to developing a test bed for laser powder bed fusion additive manufacturing, our team greets new automation challenges with enthusiasm. We’re creative problem solvers with a passion for finding out-of-the-box solutions for your most complex automation challenges. And we’re excited to learn more about your automation project.