Factory Automation

Find all the factory automation products and technologies you need for your workshop, production, assembly, packaging and handling lines from Tectra Automation. From single piece to high volume production, we help you build a faster and more flexible production process to improve efficiency and reduce complexity and downtime.

 

A smarter, faster, more efficient factory floor

Tectra Automation is your complete factory automation and warehouse automation partner. We can help you improve your productivity and achieve your process and production goals, whether you need a single workstation, a custom machine, or a new, ergonomic production line.

  • Over 20 years of experience in creating tailor-made automation solutions using a wide range of technologies from the world’s leading brands like Bosch Rexroth, Schmalz and Aventics.
  • State-of-the-art system design and engineering capabilities
  • Achieve your exact process control requirements easily with the ultra-flexible, secure and smart Connected Automation ecosystem from Bosch Rexroth Africa
  • End-to-end aftersales support, from on-site and technical services to spare parts and training
  • Industry 4.0-ready

From factory automation and warehouse automation systems to advanced packaging machines and efficient assembly lines, we engineer tailored solutions that enhance your performance.

How can we assist you? Call us on +27 11 971 9400 or use the enquiry form to discuss your project requirements with us.

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Complete range of factory automation and warehouse automation technologies

Pneumatics

We can build fully automated pneumatic systems and machines, drawing on a complete range of pneumatic solutions from Aventics.

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Linear Motion

Smart solutions for your motion tasks from Bosch Rexroth, including linear motion mechanical components, electrics, software and sensors.

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Assembly Technology

Fully modular assembly conveyors and transfer systems, plus all the supporting technologies you need, including RFID systems and software.

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Drives & Control

We supply the complete range of Bosch Rexroth PLCs, embedded controls, servo motors, gearboxes and more to drive your automated system.

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Vacuum Technology

Schmalz Vacuum technology enhances handling capabilities for any workpiece up to 2 000 kg! The range includes over 3 500 components.

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Process Valves

Omal process valves and actuators deliver precise flow control of liquids and gases – ideal for industrial and plant automation applications.

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Set your factory automation and warehouse automation ideas in motion

To produce products faster and more flexibly, improve the quality and reliability of your products, and reduce the risk of downtime, you need factory automation and warehouse automation solutions in manufacturing. Whatever your factory automation goals are, Tectra Automation will help you achieve them.

Production and assembly lines

You can optimise the processes of handling, assembling, transferring, and transporting materials in your facility with our solutions for factory automation and warehouse automation.

Our workstations are fully ergonomic, and our platforms are robust, adaptable, and secure. We can integrate your whole process line and increase your efficiency according to your needs.

All components, from electric drives to linear motion systems, conveyor systems and RFID systems are seamlessly coordinated to ensure accurate positioning, with high dynamics.

We can meet your needs for accurate positioning with minimal cycle times, quick changeover for small batches, or flexible adjustment to production changes.

 

Our factory automation and warehouse aurotion solutions can streamline your material handling, assembly, transfer, and transport operations throughout your facility.

Tectra Automation specialises in factory and warehouse automation, offering a wide range of machines to streamline labour-intensive tasks. Our custom solutions ensure high precision, low energy consumption, and meet your performance needs.

Machine solutions

We can build an almost endless list of machines to automate labour-intensive, repeatable tasks in small plants as well as factory automation and warehouse automation applications.

From CNC machines to pneumatic presses to packaging machines, Tectra Automation draws on our entire technology range to build bespoke factory automation systems that meets your exact performance requirements, both now and in the future.

We are a competent and experienced partner in developing automated and semi-automated machines and machine tool processes. We combine your need for short cycle times with the highest precision, maximum freedom in engineering and low energy consumption in a completely customised solution.

Vacuum handling

Schmalz advanced vacuum gripping systems are perfect for optimising automated handling across various industries and warehouse operations.

With precision-engineered components and state-of-the-art systems, achieve swift and non-marking gripping of diverse workpieces -be they bags, boxes, pallets, glass, metal, wood, or composite sheets - weighing up to 2 000 kg.

Industrial robots and automated setups benefit from Schmalz gripping systems, empowering a wide array of palletising and logistics tasks. Witness remarkable productivity boosts during automated processes using our range, spanning layer and vacuum area gripping systems to easy-to-integrate vacuum suction spiders, catering to all aspects of automation.

 

Automated material movement within factory automation and warehouse applications allows you to lower inventory levels and hence costs. In all applications, the goal is to attain maximum clarity for your processes.

Factory automation & warehouse automation solutions: Smart controls, reliable drives, precise motion systems, & modern identification for flexible storage. Optimize material flow & transparency, cut costs.

Warehousing and storage

Our intelligent sensors, dependable actuators, accurate positioning devices, and modern tracking methods offer you flexible factory automation and warehouse automation solutions.

Manual production systems with application-optimised material supply scenarios and customisable racking systems make sure that material doesn’t have to travel far and is always at hand when needed.

Automated material movement within factory automation and warehouse automation applications allows you to lower inventory levels and costs. In all applications, the goal is to attain maximum transparency for your processes.

Services

Design & Engineering

We will custom design your solution using state-of-the-art in-house design tools and equipment, and fabricate, engineer and test your solution.

Installation & Commissioning

Tectra Automation will transport, install and do final commissioning of your solution as you require, giving you complete peace of mind.

Modernisation

As an experienced African automation partner, our specialists will help you analyse your current systems and identify optimisation.

Aftersales Services

We will support your application with complete aftersales services, including inspection, maintenance, training and spare parts supply.

Industries we support

Manufacturing & Assembly

Food & Beverage

Automotive

Processing & Packaging

Printing & Paper

Aerospace

Warehousing & Logistics

Pharmaceuticals

Science & Research

Simplicity. Flexibility. Productivity

Manufacturers face constant pressure to produce goods faster and respond to market requirements in near real time. They have to get new, increasingly complex products to market as quickly as possible. More efficient engineering, more consistent communication and more common diagnosis for all their drive technology are critical in boosting productivity. With Tectra Automation, these high performance, intelligent production floors are now a reality.

Lean engineering for faster results

Factory automation and warehouse automation solutions from Bosch Rexroth Africa are designed to work seamlessly together with standardised interfaces.

This reduces project engineering, installation, and start-up requirements by up to 80 %.

  • User-friendly design and project planning tools help you to configure the linear motion technology and to plan the complete structural framing and conveyor system.
  • Electric and pneumatic linear modules have the same dimensions and are therefore interchangeable. You can thus easily adapt the drive technology to new tasks without having to change the overall system design.
  • All processes – from start-up, parameter-input, and programming, all the way through to diagnosis – can be performed using the comprehensive and ergonomically designed software environment. The integrated framework offers maximum transparency for all processes and is very easy to use.
  • The start-up procedure for servo axes, comprising Rexroth servo drives and linear modules, can be accomplished up to 90% faster by using an intuitive software assistant. It only takes a few minutes to enter the specific data required to make a complete electrical axis ready for operation.
Factory Automation systems from Tectra Automation
Open standards from Bosch Rexroth

Open standards, for use worldwide

The Open Core platform from Bosch Rexroth is the most open ecosystem for factory automation and warehouse automation solutions that are future-proof and can be used worldwide. It uses the sercos automation bus that is standardised internationally, and has a unique flexibility that protects your investment.

It supports multiple Ethernet interfaces that are standardised and can communicate in real-time with various protocols, such as sercos, PROFINET IO, EtherNet/IP and EtherCat. The interface can be easily configured with the software provided. It also supports conventional interfaces like PROFIBUS.

The PLC control units are programmed according to the international standard IEC 61131-3. It has many function blocks that are predefined and configurable, which reduces the need for programming.

Users can copy and paste whole programs or parts thereof easily, and create their own function libraries that make programming new tasks easier and faster.

The identification systems from Bosch Rexroth use RFID technology and can store data centrally or decentrally. They can be connected easily to the PLC and motion logic system through standardised interfaces and frequencies for factory automation and warehouse automation purposes.

Our drive and control technologies

PLC Systems

Modular programmable logic controllers, with a complete, easy-to-use and customisable code library, executing complex factory functions, quickly and reliably.

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Motion Control

Combining motion, logic and control functions into an integrated unit, intelligent motion control systems can be used for a wide range of controlled handling tasks.

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Servo Drives

Complete precision and reliable servo motor control. We supply modular, compact and cabinet free converters, with a complete range of firmware, safety technology and more.

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HMI & PLC Accessories

Optimise machine vision with a full range of HMI and PLC accessories from visualisation products, to industrial PCs and IO modules.

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IndraDyn Motors

Our IndraDyn motors include servo, linear, torque and high-speed motors with torque up to 13 800 Nm and speed up to 22 500 rpm.

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Frequency Converters

Bosch Rexroth’s range of variable frequency drives for asynchronous AC motors 400 W – 90 kW. Precise, energy-saving 3-phase motor speed control.

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CtrlX AUTOMATION

The new Industry 4.0 automation platform for industrial and factory applications from Bosch Rexroth reduces engineering time and effort by 30 - 50%.

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CNC Drives

Bosch Rexroth’s CNC drive range provides precision and efficiency for any high-output CNC application, supporting up to 250 axes in 60 channels with one control system.

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Servo Gearboxes

Highly precise and flexible Servo Gearboxes with minimum power dissipation in continuous operation. Our planetary range guarantees high torques in all standard applications.

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Contact Tectra Automation today on +27 11 971 9400

Frequently asked questions:

What is factory automation and warehouse automation?
Factory automation and warehouse automation use automated systems, machines and software to perform tasks and processes in the manufacturing and logistics industries. Factory automation and warehouse automation can increase productivity, quality, safety, and efficiency while reducing costs, errors and waste.
What are the benefits of factory automation and warehouse automation?
Some of the benefits of factory automation and warehouse automation are:
  • Enhanced flexibility and scalability
  • Increased throughput/production capacity
  • Improved product and quality consistency
  • Reduced wastage
  • Better safety as automated areas are unmanned
  • Site-wide visibility provides greater transparency and accountability of processes
What are the products and solutions offered by Bosch Rexroth Africa for factory automation and warehouse automation?
Bosch Rexroth Africa offers a wide range of products and solutions for factory automation and warehouse automation. These include:
  • Electric drives and controls
  • Industrial hydraulics
  • Linear motion technology
  • Assembly technology
  • Mobile applications
  • Service products
  • Industry 4.0 solutions
What are some examples of factory automation and warehouse automation projects carried out by Bosch Rexroth Africa?
Some examples of factory automation and warehouse automation projects done by Bosch Rexroth Africa are:
  • Automating a chocolate production line for a leading confectionery company in South Africa
  • Implementing a smart conveyor system for a multinational beverage manufacturer in Nigeria
  • Designing a customised hydraulic solution for a steel mill in Egypt
  • Installing a state-of-the-art linear motion system for a solar panel factory in Morocco
How can I get started with factory automation and/or warehouse automation?
To get started with factory automation or warehouse automation, it is advisable to consult with automation experts or system integrators who can assess your specific requirements and propose suitable solutions. Bosch Rexroth Africa can guide you through the planning, design, and implementation phases, ensuring a smooth transition to automated processes.
How can I get more information on factory automation and warehouse automation solutions from Bosch Rexroth Africa?
Simply complete our online form with some basic details about your project and needs. One of our specialists will contact you soon after receiving the enquiry. Don’t miss this opportunity to work with the best in the industry.

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