Automatia Advantage

The automatia advantage

Why Automatia Is Best For You

Engineering companies can survive only if they upgrade themselves with latest technology that improves product quality for their customers as well as reduce overhead costs of day to day operations.  Automatia Machines are Engine Rebuilding Machines that are manufactured with this core idea.

Today’s Engine Rebuilding companies are facing an ever increasing power consumption cost and newer types of engines that require more precision levels to rebuild, a problem compounded by an increasing shortage of skilled technicians to operate these machines.

Automatia machines have incorporated latest technology that cuts overhead costs in terms of power bills as well as lowering servicing needs through mechanical wear out.  We use technology that makes precision works of Automatia Machines a class far ahead of our competitors.  Improved used of automation and programming compensates shortage of skilled technicians.  In fact, we even use technology to detect and service machine errors online to improve customer satisfaction and reduce lost work hours.

Below are detailed few technologies we have incorporated that makes Automatia Machines the best in its class.

Servo Motor
Servo Motor is a motor which is part of a servomechanism is an automatic device that uses an error-correction feedback mechanism to control the motion parameters.

A servo motor will have a position sensor like a digital encoder and the servo motor and drive system will closely track what is asked of it. There is typically a higher cost to a servo motor system than a stepper motor system, due to the servo motor’s feedback sensor and processing electronics

Servos are extremely useful where the motor must be able to operate at a range of speeds without overheating, operate at zero speed while being able to retain its load in a set position, as well as operate at low speeds.  The servo motor is relatively small in size, yet very powerful. A servo motor also draws power proportional to the mechanical load. 

Stepper Motor Versus Servo Motor
Stepper Motor Advantages
Servo Motor Advantages
Stability: A stepper motor can drive a wide range of frictional and inertial loads
High output: Power in relation to the servo motor size and weight
Does Not Require Feedback: The stepper motor also acts as the position transducer
Encoder: Determines the accuracy and resolution of the servo motor
Price: Relatively inexpensive
High-efficiency: The servo motor can approach 90% efficiency at light loads
Standardized: NEMA standard frame size and performance
High Torque to Inertia Ratio: The servo motor can rapidly accelerate loads
Plug and Play features: Easy to set up and use
A servo motor has 2-3 times continuous power for short periods
Safety: The stepper motor stops if there is a malfunction or interference
A servo motor has 5-10 times rated torque for short periods
Excellent Low Speed Torque: The stepper motor has the ability to drive several loads without gearing
A servo motor stays cool because the current draw is proportional to load
Repeatability: Accurately returns to the same location - open loop system
A servo motor maintains usable high speed torque of 90% of NL RPM
Overload safe: A mechanical overload cannot damage the stepper motor
A servo motor performs quietly at high speeds silently
Longevity: If the specifications of the motor are not exceeded, the stepper is good for 10,000 hours of operation
A servo motor has a resonance-free and vibration-free operation

Pulse Coded Modulation (PCM)
Each servo motor works off of modulation known as Pulse Coded Modulation, or PCM. The motor has a control wire that is given a pulse application for a certain length of time. The angular degree of the shaft is determined by the length of the pulses, which the servo motor anticipates every couple seconds. A normal servo is mechanically not capable of rotating further due to a mechanical stop built into the main output gear. The amount of power applied to the motor is proportional to the distance it needs to travel, referred to as Proportional Control.

Manual pulse generator (MPG)
A manual pulse generator is a device normally associated with computer numerically controlled machinery or other devices involved in positioning.

It usually consists of a rotating knob that generates electrical pulses that are sent to an equipment controller.  The controller will then move the piece of equipment by a predetermined distance for each pulse.

Human Machine Interface (HMI)
The user interface, in the industrial design field of human–machine interaction, is the space where interaction between humans and machines occurs. The goal of this interaction is effective operation and control of the machine on the user's end, and feedback from the machine, which aids the operator in making operational decisions. . User interfaces exist for various systems, and provide a means of:

  • Input, allowing the users to manipulate a system
  • Output, allowing the system to indicate the effects of the users' manipulation

Touch Screen Display or HMI of an Automatia Machine

Generally, the goal of human-machine interaction engineering is to produce a user interface which makes it easy, efficient, and user friendly to operate a machine in the way which produces the desired result. This generally means that the operator needs to provide minimal input to achieve the desired output, and also that the machine minimizes undesired outputs to the human.
Digital touch screen used in Automatia machines are unbeatable, delivering accurate inputs to feed the precision components.

Ball Screw
A ball screw is a mechanical linear actuator that translates rotational motion to linear motion with little friction. A threaded shaft provides a helical raceway for ball bearings which act as a precision screw, as well as being able to apply or withstand high thrust loads, they can do so with minimum internal friction.

A ball screw is a mechanical linear actuator that translates rotational motion to linear motion with little friction. A threaded shaft provides a helical raceway for ball bearings which act as a precision screw, as well as being able to apply or withstand high thrust loads, they can do so with minimum internal friction.

They are made to close tolerances and are therefore suitable for use in situations in which high precision is necessary. The ball assembly acts as the nut while the threaded shaft is the screw.  An advantage of this design over the conventional ballscrew or leadscrew is the practical elimination of backlash and loading caused by preload nuts.

Advantages Low friction in ball screws yields high mechanical efficiency compared to alternatives. A typical ball screw may be 90 percent efficient than conventional lead screw.  Lack of sliding friction between nut and screw lends itself to extended lifespan of the screw assembly (especially in no-backlash systems), reducing downtime for maintenance and part replacement and decreasing demand for lubrication. This, combined with overall performance benefit and reduced power requirements may offset the initial costs of using ball screws.

Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)

PLC in the panel box of Automatia Vertical Fine Boring Machine, ACB 750

A Programmable Logic Controller, PLC or Programmable Controller is a digital computer used for automation of electromechanical processes.  A PLC is an example of a hard real-time system since output results must be produced in response to input conditions within a limited time, otherwise unintended operation will result.

Gear systems may have more sound than belts, but have maximum efficiency while transmitting power. Our Hylum gears are far durable compared to belts and chain drives used by others.

Gears also have an advantage over other drives in the reduced number of parts required.  You can change the power to speed ratio.  The definite velocity ratio which results from having teeth gives gears an advantage over other drives (such as traction drives and V-belts) in precision machines that depend upon an exact velocity ratio.

Advantages of Gear with Respect to belt: -
Ø Various speeds in different load conditions.
Ø Increases engine efficiency.
Ø Need less power input.
Ø Less maintenance.
Ø Can tolerate higher load.

Keeping in with our commitment to deliver high-quality products, we have partnered with none other than world renowned Government of India enterprise, Hindustan Machine Tools (HMT), to source our castings.

The unbeatable quality of high-grade government castings have been the backbone of many world renowned public and private sector companies.  Quality of government enterprise castings are never compromised due to strict quality controls to meet government standards, ensuring very strong and highly durable machines.
At a time when our competitors still use 40-year-old design and technology, our outlook towards incorporating innovative engineering solutions from customer feedback and the persistent efforts of our R&D team in updating continuously evolving technologies makes our customers better positioned to confront the challenges of the future and offer better value for money to our customers.

This is why being an Automatia Customer is a privilege who always has an unbeatable Automatia Advantage.

The Total Engine Rebuilding Solutions Company


Popular posts from this blog

Introducing Automatia