Phone: (419) - 684 - 8050
Fax: (419) - 684 - 8052
  • Control Engineering
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    Control Engineering

    PLC and HMI programming, electrical hardware design, On-site installation support and start-up assistance. Our electrical engineers are professionals who are well acquainted with industrial controls and develop exceptional automation solutions.

  • Panel Shop
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    Panel Shop

    Our UL508A Panel Shop has been providing custom industrial electrical panels since 2001. Completed panels are quality checked and tested by experienced engineers. All of our panels UL and Non UL go through a 3 step check out process to ensure quality.

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    Distribution

    At Automation Zone, we don’t want to be a "part number" distributor, we have lines that our salesman and engineers know inside and out. Automation Zone provides a variety of skills and hands on solutions from years of experience with control systems.

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    Plant Tracker

    Plant Tracker is a building block to your OEE and Data Collection needs with in a unique package that makes it heads and shoulders above the competition.

Engineering

Automation Zone, Inc. experience has led to the developed expertise in many different industries: custom automated machines, system design and specification, motion control, machine vision, robotics, control software and OEE machine performance data. We have been designing, building, installing and supporting custom automated manufacturing solutions for a variety of industries since 2001. This experience has provided the opportunity for Automation Zone to have a broad understanding with many types of industries, from appliance, automotive, food and beverage, metal fabrication, textile, steel, continue process and government/ military.
 
Our services include:
 
PLC and HMI programming, electrical hardware design, electrical panel fabrication, On-site installation support and start-up assistance. Our electrical engineers are professionals who are well acquainted with industrial controls and develop exceptional automation solutions.

Programmable Logic Controllers
Rockwell
ControLogix
CompactLogix
MicroLogix
SLC 500
PLC-5
PLC-2
GE Fanuc
Siemens
Modicon
Idec
Delta
Automation Direct
Square D



Variable Frequency Drives(VFD)
Servo System

Distributed I/O
Wireless I/O
Sensors
Temperature Controllers
Human Machine Interface Software(HMI)
Operator Interface Terminals (OIT)

Control System Electrical Design

Electrical Hardware Design
Electrical Drawings
Control Panel Layouts
I/O Schematics
Riser Diagrams

Automation Zone removed a old assembly line and replaced it with inline
conveyors. We put together a team of 8 contractors to complete the project
and installation in 10 days. Shutting down this line effected 4000 people working
on and supply the line, it was misson critical to have it running in 10 days.
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Panel Shop

Our UL508A Panel Shop has been providing custom industrial electrical panels since 2001. Our Panel Shop has created stringent quality standards through years of experience.
 
However, we are not just a panel shop; our completed panels are quality checked and tested by experienced engineers. All of our panels UL and Non UL go through a 3 step check out process to ensure quality, all documentation for the panel including pictures are stored on our servers.  Our panel wireman and engineers work closely with our customers to design and build panels to your needs with the quality craftsmanship you expect.
 
 
 
  •    8000 square feet of shop floor space & Paint Booth
  •    UL 508 & Experience with CSA
  •    SCCR and Arc Flash Warnings on all Panels
  •    Terminal Marker Plotter we can plot many terminal brands
  •    Panel Check outs are logged and performed by a Controls Engineer
  •    Electrical Design and Build or Built to Print
  •    Hi Pot Cable Tester
                                                                                                                            Ask us about our cable assemblies.
                                                                                                                      Automation Zone built 120 - 96 conductor
                                                                                                                      cables for NASA new vibration test table.
 
The HVCT tests your cables more than just a regular multi meters continuity check. It finds failures before costly installation into the field. It ensures all connections, conductors and insulation are intact prior to field use. The HVCT tests opens, shorts, and miswires. It also performs a hipot test for insulation resistance and dielectric failures along with the normal low voltage continuity test.
 

 

 

UL definition of a panel

An assembly incorporating two or more pieces of industrial control equipment or related control circuit devices, provided with interconnecting wiring and terminals for connections in the field. To allow the installer to properly install the panel in accordance to National Electrical Code and other codes, electrical ratings and instructions are to be clearly explained on the panel.

Installation can be completed in two ways: in an enclosure as "enclosed type" equipment, or arranged onto a mounting panel as "open type" equipment. For "open type" equipment, the assembly is installed in an enclosure provided by others, or at the installation site.

 

What are the benefits of UL Listed panels?

The UL Listing Mark on an industrial control panel provides evidence of third party certification to the municipal inspection authority and to the purchaser of the panel. It shows that the panel complies with an acceptable safety standard. The Listing Mark may be applied to a wide variety of designs -- ranging from custom built, one-of-a kind panels, to standardized designs with only minor variations.

 

What is covered by the UL Listing Mark?

The UL Listing Mark on an "enclosed type" control panel only covers the enclosure and the components that are installed within the enclosure or to the enclosure at the manufacturer's facility.

The UL Listing Mark on an "open type" control panel only covers the mounting panel and those components that are mounted to it at the manufacturer's facility.

Please note that the UL Listing Mark does not include coverage for externally connected loads, even if provided by the panel manufacturer. Also, the UL Mark does not include coverage of any components shown on the wiring diagram that are indicated as being customer provided or as not being in the panel. If a complete equipment Listing is required, please contact us regarding our Factory Automation Equipment program.

 

Please give us a call with any questions.

419-684-8050


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Distribution

We focus on automation products, while providing the best technical support and services in the electrical industry. We choose to limit our lines to be capable of providing great support.
 
At Automation Zone, we don’t want to be a "part number" distributor, we have lines that our salesman and engineers know inside and out.  Automation Zone provides a variety of skills and hands on solutions from years of experience selling, designing and implementing automation control systems. We have selected our product lines based on quality, ease of use and cost savings. In today’s economical environment saving money is everyone’s priority.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wireless, Tools, Terminal Blocks and Connectivity
http://idec.com/
PLC's, Push Buttons, Light  
                                           Curtains, Relays, Sensors
 
HMI , OIT Plus Panel PC's

Motor Starters , Manual Starters, Soft Starts
Fuses, Disconnects, Fuse Safety , Training 
http://www.deltaww.com/
AC Drives, PLc & OIt, Temperatur Controllers, Servos
Safety Relays, Safety Switches, Proximity Sensors 
http://www.werma.com/
Signal Towers, Audible Signals, Mobile Cell Signaling
Stack Lights, Rotary Beacons, Strobes, Alarms
 
http://www.leeson.com/
AC / DC Motors, Gear Motors & Speed Reducers
DC Drives, Smarty Modbus RTU Ethernet, AC Drives 
 
Cable Ties, Mounts, Cable Tie Tools
Unmanaged, PoE, Monitored, Wireless Ethernet Switches
Arch Flash Safety Tools and PPE
AC Motors
http://bircherreglomat.com
Safety Mats. Safety Edges, Presurre and Microwave
 
Input Output Line reactors, Power Conditioning
                                          http://www.redlion.net/
      Panel Meters,HMI,    
                                          EtherNet, Industrial Cellular,
                                          Process Controls
 
 
 
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Plant Tracker

Plant Tracker is a building block to your OEE and Data Collection needs with in a unique package that makes it heads and shoulders above the competition.
It differs from other software packages in many aspects with the first being cost. After seeing how much other packages cost (some starting close to a hundred thousand) we decided to develop our package to be cost effective so that the customer would receive maximum return on investment.
The first way we did this was by producing Plant Tracker in Indusoft. Indusoft is a full development software program that rivals wonder ware and factory talk. By going with Indusoft we were able to keep Plant Trackers initial cost low with giving you the customer maximum flexibility to expand and grow the database and remove those pesky yearly licensing fees. We have a scheduler, downtime codes and archived data within Microsoft access which will allow you the customer to easily export your data into excel. Once in excel you will be able to build custom graphs that meet your demands.  
One other major option we give our customers is the ability to be portable with Plant Tracker within a pelican brief case. This will allow you to receive your OEE on machines that move around a lot or even during start up periods where you want to get them running at peak performance. This portability can be networked in by either hard wire or by Weidmuller Wireless. Having the wireless option will continue to keep your cost down and allowing you to expand Plant Tracker in the future. The best thing about Plant Tracker however is the ease in which you will be able to expand and grow it by yourself without the help of us. This final option along with all the other stated above will give you the tools to take your plant to peak performance and growth long into the future.
 
It is a data collection tool that will allow you to see the machine performance (OEE) for the last three shifts plus the current one at a touch of a button.
 
Data is always being stored to a Access Database in which you can run reports, trend charts, graphical analysis and any statistical transformation of the data
 
 
How will the Plant Tracker help you improve our equipment output?
Real Time Data
Archived Data
Operator Performance
Machine Performance
The Plant Tracker will allow you take a in depth look at what is making your equipment not perform up to it’s optimal output through specific data. This data will enable you to take quick corrective action to reduce these issues.
 
What will you be able to look at with the Plant Tracker?
Total Number of Parts
Reject Parts
Downtime
OEE
Cycle Times
Event Log
Archived Data
Actual Part Cost vs. Quoted Part Cost
 

 What is OEE?

Overall Equipment Effectiveness
Data driven monitoring system of the manufacturing productivity loss’
Availability
Performance
Quality
Calculating OEE…
               Availability - Takes into account down time loss’ and is calculated as:
Operating Time / Planned Production Time Performance.

Performance - takes into account speed loss’ and is calculated as:
Ideal Cycle Time/ (Operating Time / Total Pieces)

Quality - Takes into account Quality Loss, and is calculated as:
                                           Good Pieces / Total Pieces
 
 
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Recent Projects

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Automation Zone design a variety of automation solutions for many types of industrials. Please take a look at various project we have completed.
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Welcome to our Website!

Thank you for visiting our site. We hope you find it insightful and a useful tool for your electrical automation needs. Automation Zone was founded 2001 and incorporated in 2003. With a decade under our belt many northern Ohio companies trust Automation Zone to supply , support and engineer their automation needs.
 
We support our local Ohio customers with facilities in other states and countries. Feel free to contact us and see if we can help in our areas of expertise: Controls Engineering, Electrical Panel Assembly, Automation Distribution.
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City: Castalia, OH 44824
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