Types of Equipment Built:
Automation Specialists builds assembly, manufacturing and inspection systems. We are platform independent, and have built systems using many sorts of chassis, including:
- Lean Cell/Manual Work Cell
- Precision Link
- Power & Free Conveyor
- Line shaft/synchronous cam
- Web (low speed)
Automation Specialists Services is small but growing shop. As such, our capacity is something of a moving target. We have built several systems in the 1 to 1.25 million range, and our average project size is $650,000. Of course, we routinely handle much smaller projects in the $50,000 range, particularly as a means of “proving” our capabilities. We are targeting systems in the sub-one million USD range, and have the capacity to handle multiple projects in different phases of the design/build process on a normal schedule (30-34 weeks).
Our current weekly capacity is approximately:
- 200-300 hours of mechanical engineering
- 100 hours of controls/electrical design
- Mechanical build/electrical build/machining is functionally unlimited, used as workload balancing (100 hours MB/50 hours EB dedicated)
The Chicago custom machinery industry is remarkably self-contained; we have worked with many of the area’s automation engineers for decades. This history allows us to draw in trusted industry veterans as needed.
We are located in a 5,200 square foot facility in Hampshire, just off of I-90 and mid-way between Chicago and Rockford. Facilities include a 3,500 square foot assembly floor, a machine shop (CNC mill, lathe, grinder, horizontal saw, etc.) and a small sheet metal/welding shop.