Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What sets us apart from other robotics and automation companies?
Automated systems designed, engineered and installed by Mexx Engineering are state-of-the-art and sophisticated machines. We take a systematic approach in developing the most efficient and cost-effective solutions that suit your manufacturing needs.
In many cases, our automated systems minimise operator intervention and come with a recipe-driven approach to suit various industries. This gives our customer the advantage of owning a flexible, reliable and one-of-a-kind automated manufacturing system.
What are the benefits of automated systems?
Many companies are investing in automated systems because it conserves money, time and resources. It also increases productivity and product quality. Robots handle tasks with precision and accuracy, making fewer mistakes than human workers. The working areas become safer. There are fewer accidents because most of the risks and hazards are avoided, and waste is effectively reduced.
Will automation reduce my operating costs?
Yes, it can. Using an automated system can reduce both direct costs and overheads. The cost-effectiveness of systems designed and developed by Mexx Engineering can increase your competitiveness within the manufacturing industry.
Another way of reducing costs is by minimising imported packaging solutions. Within the food and beverage industry, the manufacturer can effectively cut out the cost of the international inbound freight by manufacturing their own plastic bottles. The ability to produce the same or greater quantities of plastic bottles here in Australia can decrease the manufacturing cost of their product per item, therefore making it more profitable.
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Can automation improve product quality and consistency?
Yes, it sure can. With an automated system, you can produce a consistent high-quality end product. The machines do not tire or get injured due to repetitive tasks. A fully automated system can perform tasks consistently 24/7.
How long does it take to design and build an automated system?
As a stand-alone machine or OEM product, it may take around 25-weeks from purchase order to delivery. On the other hand, a custom-made turnkey system can take longer depending on the customer's requests and specifications.
Are there any warranties offered?
Yes, of course. All of Mexx Engineering machines and turnkey systems come with a one-year warranty on workmanship and materials.
Do you offer any maintenance support after installation?
Definitely! After commissioning an automated system to our customers, we offer a semi-annual or yearly service maintenance agreement. Mexx Engineering will do all the necessary work to keep our machines in good repair and operating condition. It includes maintaining and repairing essential components of a machine.
This excludes any new work and alterations such as:
- manufacturing and modifying machines and complete lines
- providing decorative treatments
- modifying vision systems
- attaching or extending items to the machine.
What are the different industries we cater to?
What are things to consider before investing in automated systems?
You should evaluate your company’s readiness before making the investment into an automated system. Look specifically at the technology itself, your current IT team and any “gaps” that might lie between the two, your team’s aptitude, in-house skill sets and familiarity with the technology. Once you have completed this self-assessment of your technical and cultural readiness, you will have a much better idea if your business is ready for an automated manufacturing facility.
Determining which automation system best suits your business is the next step. Mexx Engineering will assist in designing and building a sophisticated industrial automation system for your manufacturing line. With many integration options available, Mexx will ensure that we find the best process to establish which system fits your application, product, and financial needs.
How does system automation affect logistical operations?
Rather than viewing your new automated manufacture system as a stand-alone entity, consider how it works in concert with the rest of the supply chain and logistical operations. The automation of the supply chain from beginning to end allows the logistics supervisors to dedicate less time on individual, mundane processes, and more time on getting the most out of their supply chains. An automated system makes it possible for supply chain managers to enhance their operations. By investing in automation tools like robotics and automated warehouse management techniques that improve productivity, managers can create a significantly better bottom line in the long run.
Each system developed by Mexx Engineering is a seamless automated machine that minimises environmental impact, and maximises performance while ensuring the safety of its operator.
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