Engineering Capabilities

Engineering Capabilities

Kaman Automation provides customized engineering services and manufacturing capabilities for a wide range of OEM, industrial, processing, and infrastructure applications. Our extensive industry experience and advanced knowledge of electrical, industrial, chemical, and mechanical engineering allows Automation customers to leverage our existing resources to improve productivity, lower costs, speed throughput, enhance quality, solve problems, and/or give them a competitive advantage in their marketplace.

Application Engineering

Application Engineering

Our application engineering group has the ability to understand, analyze and document your needs to deliver engi­neered solutions concepts and proposals that include the best combination of components, engineering, assembly, testing, commissioning and other require­ments necessary to meet project needs and goals.

Whether the initial specifications are firmly established or in-process evolving, Kaman Automation application engineering professionals have the experience and skills required to firmly establish project parameters, plan the project deployment, coordinate resources, accurately estimate timing and cost, and bring to fruition an engineered solution for each customer’s need.

 

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Motion Control

Motion Control

With a long history of providing motion control solutions, Kaman Automation can draw from its extensive hardware inventory, soft­ware development skills and engineering acumen to develop application specific solutions for both OEM and MRO needs.

We offer consulting and engineering services to take its customers through every step of a complete solution, including concepts, programming, panel design, installation, training, technical support, and service. We work with dozens of world-class manufacturers of motion products.

Kaman Automation motion control solutions are working now in a wide variety of our customers’ industries and applications ranging from machine retrofits controllers to complete turnkey electromechanical systems.

 

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Vision Inspection

Vision Inspection

Kaman Automation provides turnkey automated inspection systems including all mechanical, electrical, vision and software engineering required to deliver a complete inspection module.

Utilizing the most current vision and motion technologies, we develop solutions to solve high-speed automated manufacturing challenges in the areas of guidance, inspection, identification, track & trace, and gauging. Our automated inspection and handling systems are used throughout the automotive, medical device, pharmaceutical, and consumer packaged goods industries, and our resources and expertise are substantial enough to support our customers’ inspection requirements wherever they are deployed, domestically and internationally.

 

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Automation & Industrial Controls

Automation & Industrial Controls

We have a long and well-respected history of delivering automation solutions from machine design and startup to optimization on the plant floor.

Original equipment manufacturers and industrial end users have come to rely on our design capabilities and engineering support from concept to production to enhance their manufacturing processes, leveraging our experience, customer training, technical support, kitting, outsourcing and other value added services to meet their objectives.

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Water/Wastewater Process Control

Water/Wastewater Process Control

Kaman Automation designs, manufactures and implements custom process solutions for the municipal and industrial water and wastewater industries, providing complete supply chain solutions and in-house project management capabilities that reduce risks, control costs, and increase efficiencies.

With more than 2,000 successfully installed water/wastewater process control systems in our portfolio, we are uniquely qualified to serve municipalities and industry. Our services include consult­ing, manufacturing and implementation of custom process control solutions ranging from cutting edge SCADA systems and telemetry to custom control panel fabri­cation, PLC programming, installation, technical support and service.

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Machine Safety Solutions

Machine Safety Solutions

Kaman Automation offers both OEMs and end users extensive capabilities to specify and design machine safety solutions specific to safeguard personnel and protect equipment.

Whether it involves circuit design, electromechancial or electrical control components, hardware or software, our experts can supply off-the-shelf systems or develop customized solutions to meet our customers’ needs.

With a full understanding of OSHA, ISO, IEC, EN and other national and international standards and extensive skills in risk assessment and risk reduction, Kaman AC&E customers have enjoyed a long history of effective, complaint and safe operational activities.

 

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Productivity Solutions

Productivity Solutions

Our productivity products include overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) monitoring and reporting solutions that allow production and process managers to view performance variables important to managing production efficiency.

Other productivity solutions can include SCADA systems and track & t1race machine control systems using machine vision or Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) to monitor and improve productivity.

Regardless of the industry, application, location or technology, Kaman Automation develops systems for its customers to help improve throughput, eliminate bottlenecks, lower costs and enhance profitability.

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Building Control & Utilities Management

Building Control & Utilities Management

Our capabilities extend beyond plant floor equipment to the actual physical plant to help ensure reliable power, dependable equipment and environmentally sustain­able consumption.

Our WAGES (water, air, gas, electric, and steam) monitoring system analyzes the utilities entering our customers’ building(s), and provides facility managers with the energy consumption and coordination data necessary to ensure effective resource usage.

As the world becomes more environmentally conscious, Kaman Automation is proud to play such an important role as it helps its customers lower costs, enhance productivity and earn a high return on their production investments—all while simultaneously reducing their carbon footprint.

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Facility Improvements

Facility Improvements

We can provide power and commu­nications infrastructure solutions and support for virtually any industrial or institutional facility.

Solutions include power distribution, energy management, networking, SCADA, and telemetry. Other services include machining and process control wiring; in-plant equipment reloca­tion, reconnection or installation; and facility commissioning and decommissioning.

With a commitment to provide a complete turnkey solution to any project, Kaman Automation trade professionals personnel work closely with their customers staff to ensure projects are completed safely and successfully, whether they be retrofit, relocation, or demolition.

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Value Engineering Services

Value Engineering Services

Value engineering involves taking a system that meets its functional objectives and turning it into one that meets its financial objectives.

Examples include taking an existing production machine design and finding ways to reduce the cost to produce it, whether that involves alternative prod­ucts to lower component costs, changing wiring systems to lower labor costs, or running Kaizen events to improve the manufacturing processes.

The combination of a corporate culture that embraces the concept of continuous improvement, an established knowledge base that crosses over a wide variety of industries and a keen understanding of existing and emerging technologies makes Kaman Automation uniquely qualified to provide value engineering services that enhance its customers’ return on investment.

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Other Value-Added Services

Other Value-Added Services

AC&E is well equipped to provide a comprehensive range of services including, but not limited to:

  • Assembly and Sub Assembly
  • Custom Cabling
  • Custom Engineering
  • Custom Framing and Welding
  • Custom Stages & Actuator Design
  • Mechanical Assembly
  • Mechanical Linear Motion Fabrication
  • Mechatronic System Design
  • Motion Systems Design
  • On-Site Support
  • Programming Support
  • Project Management
  • Safety Systems & Guarding
  • SolidWorks/AutoCAD®
  • Vision System Development
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