About Us

Puffin AutomationAt Puffin Automation, we engineer and deliver turn-key automation solutions for a wide range of industries such as Food, Packaging, Automotive, Medical Device and General Manufacturing.

We have over 80 years of combined experience designing and building automated systems. Our areas of expertise cover machine vision, robotics and motion control, PLC software design and integration.

We integrate the best in proprietary hardware and software products from companies such as Rockwell Automation, Allen-Bradley, Datalogic, and Cognex to provide robust, well-supported systems that will last the entire project life cycle.


Our Process

Concept

process-conceptWe begin by developing a concept based upon a complete understanding of our clients’ requirements. Several options are explored and, if necessary, prototype(s) made and evaluated. Now is the time to solicit ideas from the engineering group. It is also the time to consider areas of the greatest risk and how to mitigate this risk.

Thorough consideration of all the possible outcomes is crucial at this stage.

Design

process-designOnce the concept has been decided upon, we use the latest mechanical and electrical design tools available to us to complete the design. The design is shared with our client to make sure that everyone has an opportunity to offer input before we commit to parts fabrication and assembly. Then, we initiate the Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (FMEA) that will be used throughout the project life cycle.

Build and Verify

Reject MechanismFinally, we build and verify that the system meets or exceeds our clients’ requirements, and demonstrate that the system performs in accordance with the specifications.