Automation technologies

Processes

We strive to tackle and master all production engineering challenges before we offer a solution.

Before deciding on a facility concept, we carefully analyze the processing steps in order to understand all processes and know the requirements. In doing so, we tackle and master all the production engineering challenges very thoroughly before we offer a solution.

Thanks to our many years of experience in designing individual processes, we can fall back on a comprehensive portfolio of mature assembly and testing processes. If required, we also go down unconventional routes to meet the production requirements.

The following aspects are fundamental for our project philosophy

  • Precision in function and construction
  • Maximum process reliability
  • Ergonomic operating concepts
  • High-quality workmanship

Here are some of the process categories in which we are technically proficient and which we can call up quickly

  • Feeding
  • Assembling
  • Connecting
  • Dosing
  • Cleaning
  • Testing
  • Labeling
  • Packaging

A TARGETED INCREASE IN PROFITABILITY – WITH PROVEN PIA TECHNICAL PACKAGES

We offer targeted optimization packages with which existing production facilities can be selectively upgraded or converted to enhance their performance.

PIA clictec® Systems  

With clictec®, PIA offers a system which enables standardized holding fixtures to be used in workstations, resulting in a quick and flexible conversion of the automatic assembly machine. Full modularity and changeover of the workpiece holding fixtures, grippers, handling units and stations – all with just one click.

  • Fast conversion of holding fixtures, stations, handling and feeding assemblies all done by “clicking”
  • Cost-effective multiple use of the automation solution
  • Maximum flexibility in the production of small or fast-changeover series

Cam control

PIA has specialized in high-speed cam-controlled assembly lines for 40 years. This technology was always considered obsolete and outdated. When combined with modern drive technology, however, the result is innovative, extremely flexible and highly efficient assembly and testing facilities.

Cam controls are used for fast and intersecting motion sequences in all industries.

Cycle speeds of up to 500 cycles/min with simple processing or over 2,000 cycles/min with parallel processing can be achieved.

PIA cam controls can be found in various facility concepts. They are characterized by long service lives and a very high technical availability. The reason for this is the elimination of unnecessary components such as sensors, actuators and shock absorbers.