Mechanical and Automation Controls Design

Mechanical and Automation Controls Design

Mechanical Design

The Sims mechanical team use Autodesk® Inventor® 2020.

The team produce 3D concepts to customer specifications to visualise the end product for design approvals. Once approved, detailed mechanical drawings are produced quickly and efficiently for manufacture.

The mechanical team also produce risk assessments and consider ergonomic factors that will affect the design and end use of the machine.

Controls design

Sims controls design team provide machine electrical, pneumatic and software control design to meet customer’s requirements.

The team work closely with our suppliers to incorporate the most reliable and cost effective control solution for the machines. Electrical and pneumatic design documentation is produced using AutoCAD®

Control systems are designed to customer’s needs, predominantly using SIEMENS, MITSUBISHI, OMRON and SCHNEIDER programmable controllers and operator interfaces.

We work with and rely on the following suppliers for quality products to meet our customer
requirements for automation solutions:

KEYENCE, FESTO, SMC, ROUTECO (who supply us with RITTAL, ALLEN BRADLEY…), CCA, WENGLOR, MURREL EKTRONIC, SENSOR CENTRE (DATALOGIC, SENSOR INSTRUMENTS), PNEUMAX, PIAB, UNDERWOODS (who supply us with OMRON, SIEMENS…), BRANSON/EMERSON.

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