Core Competencies

Our Core Competencies Streamline Complicated Processes

 At Aspect Automation, we are in the business of helping you succeed by diagnosing your manufacturing problems and developing solutions to streamline complicated processes. We take the time to thoroughly understand your technical and operational requirements. Our knowledgeable and experienced engineering staff analyzes your issue to recommend a solution that meets all your needs.

Coating Technology
Concept Development
Complex Control Systems
Data Collection & Product Tracking Management
Medical Device Assembly
Medical Validation/GAMP Compliance
Process Development/DFM/DFA/PoC
Robotic Integration
Vision Systems
Web Processing

Coating Technology

Aspect Automation provides a range of coating options to fit your product requirements, from economical table top coaters and drop-in modules to high-speed, fully integrated turnkey production systems. All of our coating equipment handles aqueous, solvent, or hot-melt coatings.

The Slot Die Coating equipment offers the widest range of speeds, materials, and widths. The dies are custom designed to your specification. The die mounts are precision machined to provide accurate repeatability.

The Rotary Screen Coating process is capable of applying fluid in a wide array of patterns. Fluid can be applied in a traditional dot pattern or in 100% coverage across a specified shape.

Precision Roll Coating utilizes a variety of configurations to apply a wide range of fluids. The fluid can be applied in a continuous solid coating or as a dot matrix.

Coating Laboratory Capabilities

Aspect Automation offers laboratory and pilot test services for product development, methods testing, and scale up programs. We can help you test your materials and develop specifications for your equipment.

We work on a range of materials such as laminates, tapes, packaging materials, piggy-backs made of paper, film, foil and non-wovens.

Our coating methodologies include:

  • Hot Melts/Thermoplastics
  • Full-width coating
  • Spot applications
  • Strip coating
  • Variety of pattern configurations

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Concept Development

A critically important process, the success of the project is dependent on the concept development phase. This phase includes the logic, thinking and reasoning on how to solve the client’s problem. Our design engineers develop concepts based on experience, proven methodology and scientific knowledge. Conducting a thorough interview with our clients helps our engineers understand their requirements and expectations. We systematically pair our client’s requirements with proven technologies to develop a solution, which is highly efficient, and meets or exceeds their expectations.

Complex Control Systems

We are highly experienced in the design, programming and implementation of control systems. Our engineers have experience working with numerous controls manufacturers, who supply both industrial-based and PC-based systems. We utilize SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) to combine critical production data with real-time communication and trend analysis to improve line efficiencies.

Aspect Automation controls integration experience includes:

    • Database & Networking
    • Integrated Vision-Robot Control
    • PLC Programming
    • Vision Programming
    • Software Verification and Validation
    • Servo and VFD Application

Data Collection & Product Tracking Management

Whether your application requires keeping data records for traceability, regulatory requirements, history or trending, Aspect Automation ensures the right controls are precisely placed to capture the required data. We use GAMP principles and procedures to ensure your medical product validation is complete. Our engineering staff and project managers have over 25 years of GAMP experience and provide you with an invaluable resource to support your requirements.

Medical Device Assembly

By automating your medical device assembly, we can design and build a custom solution to synchronize multiple steps into one seamless process. Aspect Automation provides turnkey equipment to the most sophisticated and demanding top medical device manufacturers in the US. We collaborate with your product engineering staff from initial concept to clinical trials and right through after-market fulfillment.

Medical Validation/GAMP Compliance

The validation process begins with the system/machine requirements and continues until system/machine retires and retention of the records based on regulatory rules. At Aspect Automation, we develop the processes, guidelines and tools to support you through all phases of regulatory requirements. Our documentation templates provide a concise and consistent foundation to support all your regulatory needs. Our regulatory experience includes cGMP, GAMP 4, 21 CFR Part 11, 21 CFR Parts 210 and 211, CE, UL, and ISO.

Process Development/DFM/DFA/PoC

Our principal and design engineers have over 175 years of combined experience in process development. Using systematic methodology and PoC (Proof of Concept) tools, Aspect Automation’s engineers incorporate new technologies to determine the most efficient and cost effective process for you to manufacture your product and get to market faster. Our diversification and experience across platforms and markets has deepened our insight and enriched our problem–solving expertise.

Robotic Integration

Robotic Arm in factoryThe use of robotic technology is a highly efficient way to automate your manufacturing process. Depending on your project, one or more robots can be integrated into the production process to reduce or reallocate labor, increase speed and accuracy and eliminate repetitive motion injury susceptible to humans. Our engineers have knowledge, experience and integration expertise with a variety of industrial robots. We will determine the best robot for your specific project scope, if you do not have a specified vendor.

Vision Systems

Vision systems have the ability to inspect, identify and guide parts to improve quality and productivity in the manufacturing process. Our engineers have the integration expertise necessary to provide application-specific solutions base on a thorough review of your requirements. Whether you need integration with automation controls, high-speed image acquisition, or an upgrade to newer technology, Aspect Automation has years of experience working with numerous vision system manufacturers to customize the best system for your application.

Web Processing

Web Processing Our web processing capabilities deliver superior results even on fragile materials and handling (or combining) multiple webs. Aspect Automation has the expertise to design and build machinery to meet a host of unique requirements including: precise tension control, tight tolerance, slitting, and die cutting/punching, lamination, slot die coating, island placement, ultrasonic welding, heat sealing, and singulation.

We excel in our expertise in continuous and intermittent roll-to-roll web processing. Continuous applications are managed by servo controlled, closed loop tension control systems, while intermittent applications leverage the use of programmable hitch feed and servo-driven step and repeat systems.

Additionally, Aspect Automation is skilled in handling and placing sheeted web, web sections or other components to tight tolerances utilizing mechanical or vacuum gripping systems that are integrated with robotics or other pick-and-place solutions.

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