With energy savings you can reduce your production costs. Astro Controls supports and provides insight into the opportunities for savings in your company.
Years ago we made a start with improving the filling quantity on filling machines, for example, filling beer and soft drinks. Following we focused on improving the energy consumption of compressed air applications. That's how the Mac pulse valve was developed.
We're also replacing pneumatics and increasingly hydraulics, with the help of electromechanical solutions. For example, pneumatic cylinders, with all components around them, are replaced by electric cylinders.
Let's take compressed air for example. This is a very inefficient form of energy with a low efficiency. Air is free, but compressed air is very expensive. The national government estimates the costs at approximately 2 cents per m3. They estimate these figures on the basis of energy costs and depreciation of compressors and everything around it. So there is much to be gained from the efficiency of electromechanical applications.
Hydraulics itself is an efficient form of energy, but it is subject to contamination in the event of leakage. It also requires much more maintenance than electromechanical applications.
Astro Controls also supports your company in the field of labor savings in industry. Saving on labor is always interesting, but removing simple repetitive tasks is also very important. It is difficult to motivate people for physically intensive and repetitive tasks. Robots have been offering advantages on this matter for many years. Robots have always been very good at doing one task repeatedly.
Astro Controls can help in this area with the Smart Collaboratieve Robots. These robots are easily programmable, and can also be reprogrammed. They are operated with a graphical interface and can be installed without programming knowledge. This eliminates the need for expensive programmers. This makes it possible to program without the help of the robot manufacturer.
If you do not want to or cannot program the robot yourself, we can take care of it and give support. This is possible if you want a turn-key robot solution. We place and integrate the robot according to your wishes. We can also provide support when moving the robot. We also offer a course for the staff - who normally perform the physically intensive and repetitive tasks - and train them to become robot programmers. Due to the graphical interface, the threshold for this is extremely low. If needed, Astro Controls will always support your company.
It is not desirable that a machine is built from scretch by one company. This is no longer "lean". Lean manufacturing helps you understand how to optimize your production processes and it becomes clear what is and is not important in the proses. This can be done when building a machine, but also for optimizing a production line.
Astro Controls is specialized in pneumatic systems, electromechanical applications and robotization. Our engineers, production and our factories have a lot of experience. That is why we increasingly take over the development and assembly of our customers. We have the knowledge to manufacture a compact, complete pneumatic panel or switch box for your machine. In addition, we have all the parts to produce an economical total solution.
In the field of electromechanical applications, we can also program and test the solution in advance. This also makes it a plug and play solution for your machine.
In terms of robotization, as previously indicated, we work with complete integration for a turn-key solution.
The great advantages of all the services that we offer is that you do not have to train people for things that we can easily handle for you. In addition, you are less dependent on your order portfolio, since you only pay for the times when you need the work. This way, your specialists do not have to perform other tasks to keep working.
Are you curious about the possibilities? Please contact us and make an appointment without obligation.