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Mechanical engineering, automation and test automation

Automation in mechanical engineering is understood as the motor of technological progress in our modern world. HELVETING offers you a comprehensive consulting and services in the area of mechanical engineering, special machinery, industrial automation as well as test automation. HELVETING supports you from the conception to the commissioning of customised solutions and series machines directly on site or it assumes, as a general contractor, the entire management and processing of your project.

HELVETING generates process-based, efficient and effective solutions for you in the area of mechanical engineering and automation. We develop and transfer current manually processed production steps or activities into semi- or fully automated machine systems. An optimal cost-benefit-ratio is essential in series machine manufacturing. We support you getting there using modern tools and processes. Thereby, sub-functions will be consequently optimised by the use of appropriate technologies, the utilisation of synergies and comprehensive project experiences as well as by adjustments along the value and process chain.

Your partner for automation in series and special machine manufacturing as well as test automation

HELVETING is your partner in the fields of automation of special and series machines. We are on your side as a consultancy and realisation partner for mechanical systems, which are designed, manufactured or newly developed for specific requirements. We have experts from various disciplines and we use our knowledge to find the best solution by our approach Cross Engineering – our interdisciplinary and cross-industry method.

What methods are used for mechanical engineering and automation by HELVETING?

Many different methods are used across the area of mechanical engineering, special machinery and automation. We create for you cost-benefit analyses and design-to-cost projects. We push the consequential cost reduction in the development of system components and modules by value engineering. On the way of the realisation of complex systems, we can guarantee the quality and safety management by creating a FMEA (failure mode effect analysis). We program PLC and Soft-PLC controls for you. With functional analyses and reengineering, existing machines and modules can be modernised if needed. Our goal is the modularisation of machine functions and the consequential optimisation along the entire value chain. Additionally, we develop for you machine safety concepts and realise them including qualification.

The right drive technology for your machine?

We support you in the choice of the right drive technology in the areas of functional and machine development or in the automation. Whether it is for electrical machines, hydraulics and pneumatics applications, pick & place devices or also for robotic applications.

When is the right time for the first tests?

We are at your disposal as a neutral consultant as well as a realising partner in planning and engineering of an only for you customised test system in order for you to concentrate on the development of your innovative products. Do you want to read out only a few sensor values? Are you in need of a fully automated measurement environment or do you want a complete platform of test units for your serial testing? Our testing and verification engineers have a comprehensive experience in the engineering of complex systems. Thus, they are familiar with the problems that could occur during the development of mechanical, hardware and software projects.

From the idea to the commissioning to the series launch

We accompany your development also in the subject areas CE (European conformity marking), UL (Underwriters Laboratories) or CSA (Canadian Standard Association) supportive until the series launch. Our experts from quality management are familiar with the common standards, guidelines and international standards. Our competences in the field of mechanical engineering and automation as well as test automation are so multifaceted because we work interdisciplinary. We solve tasks from the idea to the creation of concepts to the commissioning or the series launch. Our field-tested HELVETING engineering process (HEP) guarantees you quality, efficient solutions, transparency and traceability. HELVETING is certified in accordance with ISO 13485.

Methodology

Industrial focus

  • Mechanical engineering
  • Special machinery
  • Automation
  • Test automation
  • Control engineering
  • Production and manufacturing technology
  • Fabrication of operating equipment

Competences, methods & tools

  • Customer-specific solutions in mechanical engineering and automation
  • Interdisciplinary machine or component development and procurement
  • Development of functions and system solutions for serial machines
  • Transfer of manual components in semi- or fully automated process automates
  • Cross Engineering – interdisciplinary way of thinking and working
  • Development of concept and design studies using CAD software
  • Feasibility studies, cost-benefit analyses
  • Value and process analyses (Value engineering)
  • Verification of functional models and prototypes
  • Design-to-cost projects
  • FMEA/Risk management
  • Programming of PLC and Soft-PLC controls
  • Electrical planning and machine documentations using CAE tools such as EPLAN
  • Machine safety concepts
  • Functional analyses and reengineering of existing machines and modules