Design Machines and Equipment

Industrial Automation and Control System Design for Smarter Machines

Maximize your design productivity. Reduce design labor time and costs. Improve manufacturing efficiency to meet delivery targets. Consistent, modularized designs will help you meet these goals and define your value beyond the cost of your machines and equipment.

Maximize Design Productivity

Reduce Design Labor and Cost

End-user companies are challenging you to deliver custom, smart, and innovative machines that meet their specific needs and that can help them compete globally. However, building customized, modular machines requires more time and resources that are already limited.

Find the right balance between designing standard machines and equipment for efficiency and customizing to meet specific needs. Industrial automation and control system design helps you meet customer requirements and stay within budget.

Create standard, scalable building blocks that help you:

  • Reuse engineering efforts across machines and save valuable time
  • Create commonality between machines and select right-sized components to fit end-user requirements
  • Design for sustainability and flexibility for multiple purposes, to improve operating efficiency and reduce energy costs

Conduct a risk assessment during design to identify and mitigate hazards and to help ensure compliance, improve safety, and avoid unnecessary redesign costs.

Use our products and tools to design productive, scalable machines and equipment. Remain competitive with equipment that meets global safety and environmental standards.

Reduce Design Time with Free Tools

Product Selection Toolbox

Select Allen-Bradley® products and design application solutions using those products. Tools include:

  • Integrated Architecture® Builder to configure automation systems
  • MCS™ Star to design modular motor control systems
  • Motion Analyzer Software to design motion control systems

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Global SCCR Selection Tool

The Global Short Circuit Current Ratings (SCCR) Tool provides coordinated high-fault branch circuit solutions for motor starters, soft-starters, and component drives. Data provided by the global SCCR tool is based on compliance with IEC and UL standards.

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Product Lifecycle Status

Proactively plan and manage the transition from existing equipment to our most contemporary products and technologies.

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Simplify Machine Safety Design and Validation

Safety Automation Builder

Safety Automation Builder streamlines safety system design, implementation, and validation. It helps you improve compliance and reduce costs by guiding you through the development of your safety system, including safety system layout, product selection, and safety analysis.

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We offer exceptional knowledge and service to help you design, develop, and deliver innovative machinery. Contact us today to discuss your unique application.