Value-Added Services And Support
Value-added services is one of the most important benefits of working with ABCO Automation. Some of the services we provide to our clients include technical support and field services for our in-house designs, as well as for third-party systems and machines.
We understand the importance of uptime and keeping systems running at optimum output. In addition to technical support and field services, our clients are also provided with a complete documentation package with every system or machine that ABCO designs and builds.
For an extra fee, we will provide part level drawings for critical spares. Our 30,000 square foot metal fabrication and machining facility is positioned solely for the purpose of new in-house builds and spares for our existing client's systems.
Services Available With Every Project
FIELD SUPPORT SERVICES
As part of our value-added services, we make our teams available to all of our clients. Service teams include mechanical technicians, electricians, controls engineers, mechanical engineers, mechanical designers, and project managers.
We provide on-site installation of the systems we build. A team comprised of electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, mechanics, electricians, and project manager will assist/support the system assembly, startup, and training.
Many technical issues can be handled remotely, whether via phone or remotely accessing a client’s VPN network when applicable. Remote support can save thousands of dollars.
We support each automation system during the installation and start-up phase at every facility. We provide thorough documentation and training to maintain each automation system. We will continue to provide support as needed for the life of the system to maintain high operating efficiencies.
Most of our metal fabrication and machining work is handled in-house, enabling exceptional quality control and fast turn-around of materials and components. Spare parts requisition is a service available to all of ABCO’s client’s machines.
One of our value-added services is our complete documentation package that is provided with every ABCO designed and built system. This package includes operator’s manuals, maintenance manuals, complete bill of materials, assembly drawings, and source code. For an extra fee, we will provide part level drawings for critical spares.
Our project managers are degreed engineers and PMP-certified project leaders. They manage all phases of their projects, including concept, design, schedule, assembly, and successful installation through start-up.
Defining risk is an important element of mechanical design. We will perform a complete risk assessment to help clients mitigate potential threats. A properly performed assessment will help prevent operator injury, machine downtime, and uncover unforeseen constraints that may adversely affect the manufacturing process.
We provide clients with a digital 3-D model of the proposed system, which we generate with Visual Components Simulation Software. This model helps visualize the design, the layout configuration, and assess the functionality as affected by various factors.
With two full-time Laser Safety Officers on staff, we guide clients through all the steps necessary to build a Class 1 Laser System.
COST EVALUATION AND PRE-PLANNING
Our lineup of experienced estimators, mechanical engineers, and designers are available to evaluate projects and make recommendations to improve functionality and lower the cost of the build.
PLC, ROBOT AND VISION PROGRAMMING
Our electrical engineers provide programming for a variety of disciplines. PLC programming, robotic systems, HMI applications, motion control, and vision to name a few.
Due to a heavy emphasis placed on client and system support, our engineering management and staff can quickly assess a customer’s need and assign available resources at that time. We believe that helping clients to be successful is a win for everyone.