Over the years, the manufacturing industry has grown and become increasingly complex. Businesses across all sectors are looking for better ways to optimize their operations and become more efficient.
Taking Advantage of Advanced Automation
Industry trends demonstrate that technology will continue to play a significant role in changing how manufacturers build and deliver their products. Autoquip is at the forefront of technological advancement, bringing innovative automation to lifts used in manufacturing. We are designing application-specific solutions that routinely pair lifts with other systems and equipment. We help our customers create new workflows that improve their overall operation by adding advanced automation.
Lifts that support essential manufacturing applications such as conveyor systems, precision positioning, assembly systems, high travel, and high capacity can all benefit from automation. This allows businesses to shorten time to market, reduce staffing costs, and ultimately increase revenue.
The Power Of Control
Advanced control systems are an integral part of an automation strategy. Implementing automation alone, no matter how sophisticated, is not enough. Control systems must work in tandem with other components to generate the ultimate benefit.
In addition to performing their assigned tasks, controls, including high-tech sensors, PLCs, switches, and HMIs, provide the data, access, and reporting manufacturers need to keep production running smoothly. Control systems ensure that lifts not only deliver optimal performance, but they also simplify lift operation and equipment servicing which contributes to durability.
Integrating Intelligent Design
Autoquip can also help customers leverage the power of the cloud by adding AQ Connect, our intelligent monitoring system, to design a fully integrated operation. This smart panel delivers the ultimate in control, generating real-time status updates, built-in communication, and diagnostics that can all be managed remotely. AQ Connect comes standard with all VRCs and is available as an optional feature on our other lifts.
Labor constraints, supply shortages, and the ability to pivot based on customer requirements continue to create pressure for manufacturers working to meet production demands. By using automated lift systems and controls, manufacturers can create a working environment that operates reliably, safely, and predictably. This can result in higher quality products, increased production, reduced chance of worker injury, improved morale, and less equipment downtime.
We’re Here to Help
For 75 years, Autoquip has been creating custom lift solutions for the manufacturing industry. We specialize in designing automation strategies that interconnect both new and legacy systems.
Our engineers can use flexible, programmable, or fixed automation solutions to build a lift system that meets your specific requirements. For more details and to learn how we can help your business, contact us for a free quote today!