FATA Automation Ltd
FATA AUTOMATION LIMITED
Designing, supplying, installing and project managing bespoke materials handling systems.
Since 1975 FATA have been an industry leader in the design, supply and installation of innovative automated handling systems. FATA consistently achieve the high quality standards required to work with diverse global brands such as Nissan, Jaguar, Land Rover, Worcester Bosch and Morgan Est.
A leader in the supply of automated materials handling systems
Some of our products can be seen below:
Our cable tunnel inspection vehicles were originally developed by FATA to service the tunnel at CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research. The vehicles are remotely controlled with on-board Infra Red cameras for EHV cable inspection. The vehicle accomodates up to 5 people plus tools.
Within our R&D facility, we have developed an AGV using Inductive Power and Control. With this technology the vehicle does not require batteries.
The saving of battery weight allows a load capacity of 500kg for a relatively small vehicle.
The vehicle is equipped with a powered roller conveyor section that handles standard Euro Pallets. Pallets are transferred from vehicle to off-board roller conveyors via a handshake protocol.
This type of vehicle is ideally suited to warehouse applications.
Skillet assembly systems
Skillet Systems are primarily used in automotive final assembly plants.
The skillet is a moving flush floor platform typically 6 metres long x 3 metres wide and can be provided with fixed locations to carry the component.
Lift units or tilt devices may be incorporated into the skillet platform to improve accessibility for assembly operations.
Types of Slat Conveyors are available to suit specific applications, these include:
- Flush floor - Twin or Single slat
- Bench slats
- Pedestal slats
Flush floor twin or single slat conveyors carry vehicles through assembly operations, single slat conveyors are available from 150mm wide to over 3000mm wide.
Bench type slat conveyors are installed on-floor to create the moving platform at an ergonomic height for assembly operations.
Flush floor single slats can be supplied with pedestals to raise the load to an ergonomic height and allow operators free access around the load. Component location on the pedestal can be fixed, with turntables or tilting mechanisms.