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Autotech invests further in robotic simulation

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Autotech invests further in robotic simulation

August 05
10:16 2011

Control systems specialist, Autotech Controls Ltd, has expanded its robotic simulation and virtual manufacturing services with an investment of approximately £375,000 in new software and hardware.

With a total of seven Tecnomatix Robcad packages and one Process Simulate seat, Autotech now has greater production simulation capacity than any other Siemens Solution Partner in the UK.

Commented Andrew Robinson, Autotech’s Managing Director, “Since we first invested in Robcad, we have used this software intensively in projects for four of Jaguar Land Rover’s Tier 1 suppliers – FFT EDAG Produktionssysteme , ABB, Laepple and VDL Steelweld – involving the development and implementation of automated production lines at both Halewood and Castle Bromwich. The success of all these projects and the level of new business we are currently experiencing mean that we are convinced that this investment will pay off.”

The software has been purchased from Majenta PLM Ltd, one of Europe’s leading product development and manufacturing IT providers. Part of the Siemens PLM Software family, Robcad and Process Simulate are advanced software packages that enable the design, simulation, optimisation, analysis and off-line programming of multi-device robotic and automated production systems. Explained Simon Ordish, Sales Manager for Majenta, “ Whether clients require brand-new manufacturing systems or mid-cycle changes to existing production lines, these software tools ensure a seamless link between CAD design and the production environment, allowing automation concepts to be proven fully before investment. The result is lower manufacturing costs, improved production quality, the eradication of costly design errors and accelerated time-to-market.”

Added Andrew Robinson, Autotech MD, “We are delighted that, due to our expertise and experience, Autotech have been commended by Majenta PLM as experts in Robcad. ”

 

About Autotech
Established in 1996, Autotech Controls Ltd is a leading global supplier of automation control solutions. Headquartered in Luton, the company achieved turnover above £10 million in 2010 and employs over 100 highly skilled staff. Autotech designs, installs, maintains and upgrades control systems for companies in a diverse range of industries including the automotive, logistics, airports and food & beverage sectors. Blue-chip clients worldwide include BAE Systems, Bentley, Cadbury, Ford, Gate Gourmet, Jaguar Land Rover, Kellogg’s and Procter & Gamble. As an approved system integrator for Group Schneider, Rockwell and Siemens, many clients have specified Autotech as their preferred controls supplier.

About Majenta PLM Ltd
As a certified business partner of Siemens Industry Software, Majenta PLM Ltd is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services. Majenta PLM specialises in the provision, implementation and on-going support of CAD/CAM/CAE and PLM software solutions for small-to-medium design engineering and manufacturing companies. Its solutions are based on Siemens software products, including Solid Edge, NX, Femap®, Tecnomatix and Teamcenter. The company returned to the top position in Siemens’ UK reseller community with the award of UK Business Partner of the Year in 2010 and has also become the first Siemens Industry Software Platinum Partner in the UK.

Picture captions – the images shown below are available in high resolution on request to heidi@bridgeland-copyright.co.uk

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Andrew Robinson, Managing Director of Autotech Controls Ltd

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Tecnomatix Robcad is used to simulate multi-device robotic and automated manufacturing systems

Company contact:
Mr Andrew Robinson, Managing Director
Autotech Controls Ltd
The Airport Executive Park, President Way
Luton, Bedfordshire LU2 9NL
Tel:  +44 (0)1582 400690

Media contact:
Heidi Scott
Bridgeland Copyright
Tel: +44 (0)1622 832598
E-mail: heidi@bridgeland-copyright.co.uk


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