Automation helps advance the future by fuelling the development of new products and services, improving product safety and reliability, reducing costs, increasing productivity and growing opportunities for highly skilled jobs. At ATS, we apply our extensive experience and global capabilities in delivering innovative and high-quality technology and automation solutions to help multinational customers transform their manufacturing operations.
ATS offers complete end-to-end solutions, allowing customers to single-source their most complex projects. We complement our automation/integration capabilities with value-added pre-automation consulting and post-automation support services.
Our pre-automation experts help customers clearly define their manufacturing strategy. Whether installing standard machines or building a customized solution to address a unique problem that cannot be solved with an off-the-shelf product, we work to truly understand the customer requirements and provide a comprehensive, data-driven analysis that helps guide the project forward.
Discovery and Analysis
We begin by working with the customer to review all factors and considerations, identify and assess options, and develop an optimal manufacturing strategy.
Concept Development and Simulation
The next step is to create concepts of how the project will be integrated into the customer’s manufacturing process. We then conduct simulations and testing to mitigate risks and develop confidence in the solution before the equipment is built.
Our extensive automation/integration offerings include:
Our team has the experience and knowledge to create innovative new manufacturing solutions where existing commercial options are unavailable or insufficient.
Engineer and Integrate
ATS combines technologies and products into complete automated manufacturing solutions.
Process and Facilities Control Systems and Software Integration
We build systems that provide crucial information about performance, and we can link equipment to customers’ systems for fully automated reporting and lot/batch handling. The ATS Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) Toolkit is a powerful web-based tool that gives customers a real-time view of their overall equipment effectiveness, allowing them to drive improved performance.
Product and Technology Portfolio
ATS’s standard automation products offer breakthrough performance and are core to our customers’ central processes. These include Flexsys Lasers, SuperTrak modular conveyance systems, LogiTrak electrified monorail, sortimat Cleanliner handling technology, sortimat Birkman feeders, ATS SmartVision software, ATS Cortex hardware and high-speed tube filling and cartoning machines.
Build to Print
For customers without in-house equipment fabrication capabilities, we build advanced equipment manufacturing systems based on their specifications.
Supply Chain Management
We prequalify and continuously monitor our global network of best-in-class suppliers and leverage our global purchasing power to obtain the best possible pricing and lead times for each project.
Commissioning and Validation
ATS expertly installs equipment and ensures all critical control technologies, software and system performance attributes are tested, documented, optimized and achieved. This includes validation for regulatory compliance.
Our post-automation services are a true differentiator in the industry and one of our greatest growth opportunities, especially as the smart factory concept becomes a reality.
Our post-automation support services help deepen, grow and sustain our customer relationships by maximizing the performance, efficiency and uptime of their automation projects. Expanding our offerings and global service network are key focus areas for us.
Current post-automation offerings include:
Technical, Customer and Time-Critical Support
Our global footprint and experienced team of technicians provide customers with total support solutions whenever and wherever needed. This includes providing remote diagnostics, critical analysis and response in downtime situations.
Connected Factory Technologies
Remote support and diagnostic tools monitor performance and help production lines quickly get back up and running. Our proprietary ATS OEE Toolkit uses web-based technology that allows customers to measure their system’s overall equipment effectiveness from any connected device and take action in real time to drive improved performance.
Knowledge Transfer and Training
We ensure our customers’ in-house personnel have the proper skills to operate and maintain their systems safely, efficiently and effectively. Our professional instructors provide training on site or at our world-class training facility in Canada.
ATS offers preventative maintenance services that identify and address issues before they cause downtime. On-site support and independent audits of personnel skills, specific stations or entire systems are among the options available.
As a world leader in automation, we can save customers time, hassle and expense by serving as a single source for all spare parts and can leverage our global footprint to offer value to our customers. Our support options include a dedicated contact, a basic recommended spare parts list and field replaceable units.
Upgrades, Retrofits and Moves
We provide engineering, design, manufacturing and installation services for customers requiring modifications to existing systems. We also have extensive experience working with our customers to relocate capital equipment.
Every ATS technology and solution can be supported with a comprehensive suite of documentation that details the required knowledge necessary to maintain optimal system performance. Services also include archiving, language translation and writing functional specifications.