Solutions

Complete Automation Resource is a service-based business solving the custom problems that companies face day to day. Each problem requires a unique solution with tools and products to complement. Below features a few of those solutions that we may tailor to your needs as we have for customers before, or we may design a new product altogether. Whether it is controls, automation, machining, or IIoT data collection, our team is here to assess the problem and create the solution for you.

Our Automated Guided Vehicles helps improve the safety and efficiency of your manufacturing process. The technology can be customized to solve your unique needs.

Virtual Workstations consisting of three (3) Human Machine Interfaces (HMI), RFID Reader, Bar code Scanner, and Camera with integrated machine communication for process control and data collection.

A quick connect Harting plug allows for easy tooling interchange and RFID tooling ID eliminates the need for programming between tooling exchanges, to maximize production efficiency.

Our team is here to create products that solve your unique needs. Whether it builds upon an AGV or is a completely customized solution, our goal is to support your facility in all its efficiency and safety demands.

Automated Guided Carts

The Automated Guided Cart (AGC) is a wireless, self-driving cart that tows bins holding up to 1 ton of parts from station to station without direct human interaction. Developed with Ignition Industrial Software, our traffic control system communicates wirelessly to our AGC as it travels along magnetic tape throughout your facility. Designed and manufactured in the United States, this versatile tow-cart streamlines material handoffs in the lean factory.

  • Increases Material Handling Efficiency and Safety

    Our AGCs not only decrease labor costs but also eliminate the need for forklifts on your production floor, preventing collisions and fatalities.

  • Off-the-Shelf Industrial Components

    With a reliable engineering design our AGCs have high-load capacities, independent suspension, and heavy-duty steel frame. Using off-the-shelf components, the maintenance team never has to wait for proprietary replacement parts.

  • Managed By On-Board Traffic Control System

    Our AGCs are guided by magnetic tape adhered to the floor and RFID technologies that set the cart’s path. Running off a wireless machine network with an onboard PLC, the AGC communicates with the traffic control system.

  • Customizable Options

    AGC technology has been used to create custom solutions for customers on an individual level. Complete Automation Resource works with each company to find solutions that perfectly fit their unique needs.

Features

  • 1-ton load capacity
  • Adjustable speed up to 3 mph
  • 0° turn radius
  • Integrates with most central control systems and database driven MES/ERP systems
  • (4) Emergency stop buttons
  • (2) Safety laser scanners for collision avoidance
  • Auto-charging battery and dock station
  • Centralized traffic control system powered by Ignition
  • Real time monitoring and alarming

Virtual Workstations

Harness the power of real time data collection with the Virtual Workstation. Let Complete Automation Resource help you make critical business decisions with real-time production data. Data Collection Workstations give Industry 4.0 manufacturers a mobile communication and process control center for the industrial internet of things (IIOT).

  • Real Time Data Management

    Enables you to make informed critical decisions based on real time data. Whether your equipment has standard communication protocols or you have legacy equipment that requires custom communication drivers, we have the resources to extract the critical data points that matter.

  • Built-In Dashboards

    Built-in dashboard reports displaying operator activity, production metrics, downtime tracking, scrap reasons, lot traceability, changeover tracking, cycle time, good/bad parts, and overall efficiency.

  • Electronic Manufacturing Process

    Able to display electronic work instructions, perform electronic tool and color changes, conduct first piece audits, and automatically import bill of materials, production schedule, and process alerts.

Add-On Options

  • Pegboard/whiteboard
  • Fan kit
  • LED lights
  • Tool trolley
  • Tool balancer
  • Power strips
  • Monitor mounts
  • Ergonomic keyboard arm
  • Flow rack shelves
  • Light duty drawers
  • Phone/paper trays
  • Casters or anti-vibration leveling mounts
  • Simple or programmable switches
  • Custom sizes, colors, & branding
  • Custom shelving & bracket design

Features

  • Integrated power supply
  • Network I/O interface
  • Fan/light controls via user interface
  • (3) 23” touch screen operator interface with tilt/swivel mounts
  • Ethernet IP label quality camera
  • Wireless bar code scanner
  • Operator occupancy sensor
  • Badge reader for operator tracking
  • Auxiliary power receptacle
  • Auxiliary duplex receptacle for conveyor power feed
  • Auxiliary duplex power receptacle

Universal ADAPT Base

The universal ADAPT base (Automated Data Acquisition and Performance Tracking) gives you the convenience of an ergonomic tooling base and has a quick connect Harting plug that allows for easy tooling interchange. An on-board RFID tooling ID eliminates the need for programming between tooling exchanges to maximize production efficiency.

  • Three Base Sizes

    Our universal ADAPT base coming in three sizes, with a max lifting capacity of 3,500 lbs, to meet your unique needs. All three base sizes include external pneumatics/valves, safety disconnect/lockout, and controls integration ready.

  • Interchangeable Tooling

    Each base is equipped with an on-board RFID tool ID that eliminates the need for programming between tooling exchanges to maximize efficiency.

  • Controls Integration

    The universal ADAPT base contains a Hoffman enclosure and is easily equipped with controls integration to maximize productivity.

Features

  • Change over features
  • Built-in controls package
  • Ergonomic work center
  • Universal “tool pack”
  • Easy maintenance 
  • Mighty mount floor mounts
  • Mobile when in low position
  • Overhead tool railway trolley(s)
  • RFID tooling ID
  • Pneumatic valve bank
  • Safety discounts
  • NEMA enclosure with lockout
  • Option of IIoT ready
  • Options of PLC/HMI

Customization

Our team is here to create products that solve your unique needs. Whether it builds upon an AGV or is a completely customized solution, our goal is to support your facility in all its efficiency and safety demands.