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Custom machine engineering – perfectly tailored to your requirements

esmo automation develops, designs, and installs automated custom machines and solutions in the sector of custom machine engineering, precisely tailored to special and individual customer requests and requirements. Thus, complex tasks, procedures, and work steps can automated in a most efficient manner. As our customer, you receive a full-service package: one and the same person will be your point of contact during all stages of conceptioning, development, installation, and commissioning.  And, of course, we provide any subsequent service and maintenance support to you, at your request. As your experts for all questions and aspects relating to custom machine engineering, we are the strong and reliable partner at your side to accompany you on your way towards higher and greater efficiency. 

There is indeed a steadily increasing demand for automation – in particular, for automation solutions in the area of custom machine engineering – in order to decrease production costs and, at the same time, increase productivity and quality. For this reason, esmo automation custom machines are employed in most different areas and sectors. Our customer base includes, for instance, companies from the automotive, medical technology, and consumer goods industries.

custom machine engineering – interconnected high-speed pick + place robots

Custom machine engineering by our definition

In our understanding custom machine engineering comprises the manufacture of a compact automation unit, consisting of one single base frame, equipped with individual units.

According to our definition, the significant difference between custom machine engineering or special machine construction and plant engineering primarily lies in the size. In contrast to the more compact custom machine engineering, plant engineering comprises the employment of several, individual base frames – with attachments or extensions (conveyor belts, AGVs etc.), if required – which will be positioned to and aligned with each other, thus resulting in the intended, process-optimized function or operation.

Custom machine engineering by esmo automation –
your benefits

  • combination and integration of individual work processes in a custom machine, i.e. in a compact automation unit → excellent cost efficiency due to floor and installation space as well as cycle time optimization
  • single-source package deal → consulting, project planning, design + engineering, production + assembly, electrical assembly, integration + commissioning, service/customer support, remote access to machine control system, after-sales services
  • reliable and timely project implementation guaranteed by globally networked expert staff pools
  • long-standing, financially stable corporate base
  • highly efficient, modern, and interactive merchandise management, supplier, personnel, and assembly processes ("Supplier of the Year" Award) in esmo automation custom machine engineering
  • attractive and fair price/performance ratio due to state-of-the-art production methods as well as in-house production
  • flexibility – we respond promptly, for your better, flexible, and versatile planning
  • process transparency and traceability – we provide you with all data and reports relevant to and required for conformity and quality in custom machine engineering

Custom machine engineering by esmo automation –
proven expertise and competence

  • interdisciplinary know-how of custom machine engineering basing on long-time and proven business operations in most various industry sectors
  • more than ten years' experience of project management in custom machine engineering worldwide
  • highly skilled management and expert teams
  • state-of-the-art manufacturing skills, methods, facilities, and machinery
  • highest quality awareness, standards, and performance
  • highest quality certifications (DIN EN ISO 9001:2008, TUEV, ERP system etc.)

Custom machine engineering by esmo automation –
comprehensive service portfolio

  • conception, design, development, and production of any custom machine/automation unit commissioned by you – precisely, as per your requirements, your performance and quality specifications as well as your budget or cost framework
  • a consistently dynamic and continuous optimization of production, assembly, test procedures, supply chain, and service
  • cost monitoring and control in each individual stage of our custom machine engineering production – no hidden fees or unexpected charges whatsoever
  • highest prioritization of and undivided focus on quality, reliability, legal compliance, as well as safety/security in every single step of the decision-making and manufacturing processes
  • the entire range of state-of-the-art automation technologies (control + drive engineering, robotics, industrial image processing systems)
  • Industry 4.0 compliance
  • optional extension/expansion and/or integration (system integration) of individual plant units/custom machines into plant complexes
custom machine engineering – complex plant unit
custom machine engineering – multiple axes gantry system
custom machine engineering – interconnected high-speed pick + place robots
custom machine engineering – integration of 6-axis robot
custom machine engineering – plastic parts conveyed from vibratory bowl feeders

References: esmo automation custom machines in use

Trade show machine – custom machine engineering
by esmo automation

We have designed, developed, and manufactured this custom machine for representational purposes, in order to demonstrate our professional expertise and know-how in the sector of custom machine engineering at trade shows, exhibitions, and other events. Milled plastic components are conveyed from a vibratory bowl feeder, and picked up by an individually automated robotic system. The triplex gripping device of the robot picks the components up and linearly places them in front of a 3D measuring unit.

A conveyor system transports all good components to an indicated laser marking system – any faulty components are separated.

After the vision system has conducted an automated, optical quality check of all laser marked components, an axis system places the components on another conveyor system "on-the-fly" – any faulty components are separated here as well.

In order to create a closed cycle for demonstration purposes, all components finally are returned to the singulating system, i.e. the vibratory bowl feeder.

As mentioned before, the esmo automation trade show machine represents only a few of the numerous and most diverse possibilities of esmo automation custom machine engineering.

Amongst others, we integrated systems/components
from the following manufacturers for this project:

robotic systems:
Stäubli Tec-Systems GmbH
Robotics
https://www.staubli.com/en-us/robotics/

linear systems/gantry axes:
Festo Vertrieb GmbH & Co. KG
https://www.festo.com

control technology:
Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. KG
https://www.beckhoff.com/

 Trade Show Machine – a Custom Machine by esmo automation
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Handling of moulded parts in custom machine engineering

For this project of esmo automation custom machine engineering, we designed and realized this individually automated custom machine for an international group of companies. The machine demoulds sensitive moulded parts (soap on plastic bodies), conducts quality checks of the parts, and packages them afterwards.

A gantry system picks up/removes the moulded parts from their moulds which are transported to the plant via a chain conveyor system. The gantry system then positions three components at a time next to each other on a link chain conveyor system where an elaborate camera vision system, equipped with 12 lenses, checks the components from all sides and angles.

Faulty parts are separated via pressure surges, whereas all good parts are placed on work piece carriers by two high-speed SCARA robots in 0.33 sec per part cycles.

The work piece carriers are conveyed and fed to the plant in stacks, singulated, and then provided to the robots for loading in an automated process.

After an automatic loading process, these work piece carriers are conveyed to an integrated stacking unit from where they can be removed manually.

Amongst others, we integrated systems/components
from the following manufacturers for this project:

robotic systems:
Stäubli Tec-Systems GmbH
Robotics
https://www.staubli.com/en-us/robotics/

cameras:
Basler AG
https://www.baslerweb.com/en/products/cameras/

control technology:
Allen-Bradley / Rockwell Automation GmbH
https://ab.rockwellautomation.com/Programmable-Controllers

gantry systems:
Bosch Rexroth AG
https://www.boschrexroth.com/en/us/products/product-groups/linear-motion-technology/linear-motion-systems/index

 Handling of Moulded Parts
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Handling of deep-drawn plastic parts in custom machine engineering

esmo automation designed and realized a custom machine for separating/singulating deep-drawn plastic parts and making them available for subsequent filling. The contracting authority for this project of esmo custom machine engineering was a globally operating, publicly traded company belonging to the customer base of esmo automation.

The challenge here was to deal with the tolerances of the plastic parts as well as to implement the cycle time requested by the customer accordingly. From a storage container, the plastic parts are conveyed to two vibratory bowl feeders. After being singulated, they are transported to a separating unit via parallel linear conveyor lines. There they are picked up by a 6-axis robot and fed to the filling system.

Amongst others, we integrated systems/components
from the following manufacturers for this project:

robotic systems:
Universal Robots (Germany ) GmbH
https://www.universal-robots.com/products/ur10-robot/

control technology:
Allen-Bradley / Rockwell Automation GmbH
https://ab.rockwellautomation.com/Programmable-Controllers

custom machine engineering – handling of deep-drawn plastic parts
Handling of deep-drawn plastic parts in custom machine engineering
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