Motion Control and Automation
Companies partner with Valin for results. Read these case studies to learn how we achieve more together.
One of Valin's semi fab customers had an all-too-common problem with their pneumatic manifolds…air leaks. Learn how they eliminated this problem with Valin’s Pneumatic Manifold Retrofit Kit upgrade.
A large medical device manufacturer in Southern California was faced with a dilemma. A machine they relied on to manufacture most of a particular product was soon to be obsolete. Valin was able to provide them with a solution that saved them hundreds of thousands of dollars per year.
Valin helped NXP Semiconductors reduce their wafer scrap costs with its Endura Pneumatic Manifold Retrofit Kits. See how it was done and how much they saved.
A manufacturer of precision metering mix, dispensing and spray systems was looking for a more efficient way to handle upgrading and troubleshooting their systems at individual customer locations. They were looking for a solution to connect the systems to HMI's and PLC's remotely. Learn more.
A large semiconductor chip manufacturer approached our customer with a unique challenge and opportunity in cooling the highly concentrated acids and caustic chemicals used in production. Learn about the solution that helped increase the chip manufacturer's throughput and the safety of their staff.
A supplier of ultra-pure fluid heating systems was looking to diversify their product portfolio to offer a new solution to the food and beverage industry. Their challenge was to develop a microbiology media preparation system for food manufacturing QA/QC labs to use in conducting pathogens testing.
A leading supplier of semiconductor-based solutions was looking for ways to improve the efficiency of routine maintenance change outs for their clean room tools. They were searching for something that would allow the technicians to be more efficient and organized while working in the clean room.
A medical device manufacturer wanted to upgrade a legacy water circulation system for an MRI machine that they build and sell. After reviewing the system, Valin's automation engineers recommended using a microcontroller with an Ethernet HMI touchscreen display, and a single power supply. Learn more.
A company in the spaceflight industry purchased a filament winding machine and was trying to manufacture composite pressure vessels that had a compound curvature. The solution they found was to create an additional axis that could be rotated in such a way that the material would no longer fold over.
By adapting serial-based controllers to Ethernet-based networks, customers can lay the hardware groundwork required to take advantage of the Industrial-Internet-of-Things (IIoT) software concepts, allowing quicker response times and proactive maintenance strategies with predictive maintenance
Occasionally customers want to collect information outside of their SCADA systems due to complexity, processing power, or in this case, limited memory being available. By using simple tools, many tasks can be performed outside of an existing network or supervisory system.
By changing inefficient pneumatic and hydraulic systems to electric ones, companies can be more productive, flexible, and efficient in their production.
Omron's NJ501-1340 CPU unit integrates both machine control and communication functionality, meaning the NJ controller can be directly connected with the existing host to establish SECS/GEM communications, eliminating the need of a separate computer or special communications unit. Learn more.
An Industry 4.0 Workstation is a semi-automated workstation that provides a link between the real world and the virtual world. It is a versatile solution that enables a highly efficient use of resources, great planning, reliability and short throughput times. Learn more.
By putting sensors on a network, their information can be transmitted to any location the information is needed. With this connection in place, software functionality can then be implemented at the supervisory level to decide what to do with that information. Learn more.
Valin assisted a customer in upgrading their winding machine to replace a manually controlled axis with a motorized one, allowing them better controlled motion synchronized to one of the existing axes.
Motorizing the feed process increased production, and significantly lowered electricity and labor costs.
By using higher performing electric actuators from the motion control industry to control valves in the process industries, customers can achieve higher performance and better control for their processes.
Applying a liquid solution to a copper twisting machine – CT-Effects Application Example
A customer that designs cost-effective chemical dispense system contacted Valin for automation assistance. Valin's application engineering and sales team showed the engineers at the company how we could save them money and speed up their delivery time. Lean more.
A semiconductor manufacturer of wafer handling machines and wet benches was looking for a way to reduce the engineering hours spent on writing code. Semiconductor companies are commonly required by their customers to be SECS/GEM compliant and this can be a laborious and costly task.
Valin's technical team was approached by a company that manufactures ammunition for sporting enthusiasts and law enforcement. The customer has an in-house integration group that designs and builds machines for use throughout their facility. Learn more about compact valve manifolds with Ethernet/IP.
A global automotive components company was having issues with their vertically integrated equipment used to manufacture seating and interior systems. We assured the auto manufacturer that we had a technical specialist and an application engineer on-site to troubleshoot the issue. Learn more.
A leading provider of flat panel display production equipment was looking for assistance with their glass screen production alignment system. During processing the glass must be aligned with a mask. Their alignment target was around 10 microns, so the two parts had to be nearly perfectly aligned.
An American car manufacturer was looking to expand their entire production facility, and in order to meet the growing demand for their vehicles, they needed a factory upgrade to increase their manufacturing capacity.
Valin® Solves Multiple Problems for Major Communications Testing Equipment Manufacturer.
A large mining operation in Nevada had 33 emergency shower stations that were in need of freeze protection.
A large electronic test & measurement instruments manufacturing company was using a legacy production tool for “Mesh Cutting” gold for electrical circuit connections that was developed over 20 years ago.
Over the last few years a leading manufacturer of waste (linen/trash) disposal systems have relied on a well-known brand PLC and their HMI software as the backbone of their controls systems.
A large steel company had an existing Cisco industrial wireless mesh-network they were using to connect information from their cranes back to their offices, but had constant communication failures.
An industry leader in developing load transfer solutions for the transportation/construction markets sought out Valin® to assist them with a problem.
A major supplier of engineered dowel baskets for transferring vehicle loads across concrete roadway joints recently enjoyed a substantial growth period due to government based infrastructure rebuilding programs.
For over three decades, Huntington Beach, Calif.-based Circuit Automation, Inc., has been a leading provider of liquid photoimageable solutions.
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