FATA Automation Ltd



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:

Floor Conveyor Systems

  • Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV)
  • Belt Conveyors
  • In-floor Towline Conveyors
  • Manrider Conveyors
  • Roller Conveyors
  • Scrap Conveyors
  • Skid Conveyors
  • Skillet Conveyors
  • Slat Conveyors
Floor Conveyor Systems

Special Purpose Equipment

We have designed and supplied bespoke special purpose equipment such as:

  • Turn-over Units
  • Document Handling Systems
  • Stackers & De-Stackers
  • Railway Carriage Handling through Paint System
  • Port Truck Scanners
  • Rodding Mill Coil Handling
Special Purpose Equipment

Power and free chain conveyors

Power and Free (P&F) conveyors are an established method of handling unit loads:

  • Low level assembly lines at process speed at a fixed pitch.
  • Delivery of loads at speeds up to18 metres per minute between processes.
  • High density buffer storage between processes.
Power and free chain conveyors

Electrified monorail conveyor systems

Our Electrified Monorail System (EMS) conveyors are available to accommodate a range of loads from 100kg up to 6000kg.

EMS Conveyors are used in a wide range of applications including component assembly and delivery, and vehicle assembly. They are reliable, quiet and clean in operation.

Electrified monorail conveyor systems

Cable tunnel inspection vehicles

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.

Cable tunnel inspection vehicles

Automated guided vehicles

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.

Automated guided vehicles

Scrap handling conveyors

A special design of conveyor with troughed steel belts for transportation of loose scrap.

Typically used within automotive press shops for transportation of scrap to a central baler location.

Scrap handling conveyors

Skid system conveyors

Skid systems comprise various types of conveyors that typically handle unit loads on a common base frame known as a "skid". This type of system is predominantly used in automotive bodyshops and paintshops.

Skid system conveyors

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.

Skillet assembly systems

Slat conveyors

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.

Slat conveyors

Please contact us

For friendly help and advice please contact us:

FATA Automation Limited
Elgar House
Shrub Hill Road

Tel:01905 613931
Fax:01905 613913

Email: sales@fataautomation.co.uk

Web:  www.fataautomation.co.uk

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