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For Product Manufacturers

Our team can help you to foster further collaboration and develop automation best practises across your whole production network to significantly improve the productivity and profitability of your entire operation.

Striving to increase your operational efficiency

As a manufacturer, you will be continuously streamlining your processes and looking to maintain optimal energy performance while consistently reducing your overall production costs. 

But most modern factories rarely ever run like clockwork and there are a whole host of challenges that your engineering and maintenance teams face on a daily basis. If your manufacturing network consists of multiple production facilities, keeping track of your entire operation can be a near-impossible task — without the right automation partner. 

Project Planning

Large scale automation projects can be incredibly difficult to manage, especially if there are a significant number of suppliers involved. Underwoods can relieve some of these burdens by setting engineering specifications to create a shortlist of standardised automation components.

We will also collaborate with your System Integrators, Original Equipment Manufacturers and Panel Builders to ensure that all suppliers adhere to the engineering spec and that the project is delivered as expected if this is required.

Site Surveys / Spares Profiling

Underwoods offer free site surveys, whereby we will determine what hardware you are currently using throughout your plant and help you to devise an appropriate stock profile for maintenance purposes as well as a critical spares list so that your productivity isn't affected in the unlikely event of faulty hardware.

We can also highlight obsolete equipment and suggest replacement units that are similar in functionality to avoid unnecessary production losses. Let us help you to maximise your overall equipment efficiency. 

Test Rigs & Training

There may be times when your engineering team may need to simulate a system or interface with PLC equipment which is currently in service or not available. One example of this is when a PLC is associated with a new project where the hardware is being supplied by a third party.

In order to assist your engineers with the testing of these systems/interfaces, our Technical Support Centre can provide you with a suitable custom designed test rig along with the required operator training.

What's available

Your Automation partner,
from simple supply to total solution

Whatever level of support you need, we can give you a clear market advantage through better product knowledge, smoother installations and systems that increase your productivity.

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