Category Archives: Technical Information

Downloadable Palletiser URS Template

A User Requirement Specification (URS) document is essential to ensuring that the system you are looking to purchase is going to meet your requirements.  However, when you get into the realms of automation, it can be difficult to know exactly … Continue reading

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Downloadable Safety Distance Calculator

Hazards must come to a safe state prior to an operator reaching the hazard. For safety distance calculations, ISO 13855 defines the distance as follows: S = K x T + C: To help you calculate safety distances we have … Continue reading

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How To Define The Value Of Intangible Benefits

Calculating ROI is needed to validate any project but often this is not as easy as it appears on the surface. Often companies start and stop by thinking in terms of ‘how much paid staff time will this project save … Continue reading

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FREE Payback Calculator with Finance Lease Options

  When calculating payback with automation it is easy to think that payback is equal to the number of staff wages saved by the automation multiplied by the annual staff salary, but this is rarely correct. Calculating the payback on … Continue reading

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2 Ways to Measure the Productivity, Effectiveness or Efficiency of your Machinery or Factory

With productivity being a hot topic at the moment it’s important to know how to calculate the productivity of your machinery and factory to enable you to implement and track productivity improvements. This article covers two productivity calculations.  The first … Continue reading

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