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Design & Build

At JR Automation, we design and build custom automated equipment for multiple industries, using the most cutting edge technology and processes. We have over 35 years of experience in the automation industry and have risen to become global leaders in the field.

As the manufacturing industry grows and changes, we stay at the forefront of the latest technologies and consistently deliver results for our expanding international customer base. 

Process Development

Process Development

At JR Automation, we are experts in problem solving and know how to customize solutions to any project, budget, and timeline. Our process is customer focused and we'll be there from concept to production to ensure the speed, accuracy, efficiency, and safety of our equipment. We offer a fully staffed Process Development support team to help bridge the gap between product design and full volume production, providing:


  • Production Process Planning
  • Man/Machine Line Balancing Studies
  • Production Line Simulations
  • Material Flow Studies
  • Prototype Process Planning
  • Prototype Equipment Design and Build
  • Production Process R&D including:
    • Vision Inspection/Testing Demos
    • Robotic Flex Feeding Demos
    • Robot Simulations for Cycle Time, Reach, and Inertia
  • Robotic Application Development 

Advanced Applications

Advanced Applications

Our fully-staffed Advanced Applications team has one mission: To develop and implement emerging technologies alongside proven solutions in all facets of the production environment. So whether you're an established company looking to maximize productivity and reduce costs or a new organization laying the groundwork for success, our Advanced Applications Team can customize a solution for you. We offer:

  • A fully-staffed advanced applications lab with expertise in mechanical engineering, controls engineering, and special machine building
  • Process development, systems analytics, prototyping, product testing/verification, sample part runs, software integration development services
Design Tools

Design Tools

JR Automation Technologies utilizes design tools including Pro Engineer.
Pro Engineer
JR Automation Technologies utilizes design tools including Finite Element Analysis.
Finite Element Analysis
JR Automation Technologies utilizes design tools including Simulation.
Simulation
JR Automation Technologies utilizes design tools including Pro Engineer.
Pro Engineer
JR is a PTC recognized "high end" user of Pro Engineer design software. Our highly motivated and trained staff uses PRO-E to its fullest extent, including: 
  • Powerful parametric design capabilities. 
  • Automatic propagation of design changes to all down stream deliverables. 
  • Automated generation of associated tooling and manufacturing deliverables. 
  • Fully integrated applications that allow us to work from concept through manufacturing.
JR Automation Technologies utilizes design tools including Finite Element Analysis.
Finite Element Analysis

Finite Element Analysis (FEA) verifies performance requirements for a variety of components ranging from large press frames to small forming tools. 

The image above shows a C-frame as load pressure is applied. FEA structural analysis of this C-frame showed it could handle a reduction in materials by 25% while still maintaining structural integrity; making for a rugged design with a small footprint.

The image shown above also includes the model analysis of a spindle highlighting the modes or natural frequencies of the part. By knowing and controlling the natural frequencies of the machine components, we can build more accurate and reliable machines. 

JR Automation Technologies utilizes design tools including Simulation.
Simulation
JR provides simulations for accurate quotes and design reviews by analyzing:
  • Payload
  • Robot Size
  • Cycle Time
  • Floor Space
  • Cell Inertia
  • Robot Orientation
  • Work Flow
  • Our innovative solution allowed the customer to maintain a high production rate while minimizing cycle time.
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