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Automation NTH Recognized on the 2020 Inc. 5000 List

We are excited to announce that Automation NTH has been recognized as one of America’s fastest growing privately held companies by Inc. Magazine. The Inc. 5000 list is a widely known annual publication that ranks companies by revenue growth. Automation

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The Automation NTH Team

Our team has a wealth of diverse experience working on extremely complex automation projects with leading machine builders. This allows us to see the complete automation picture and work effectively with mechanical partners through our CAP program.

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Certified Automation Partner Program
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Certified Automation Partner Program

Automation NTH developed a unique program to help manufacturers reduce supplier risk. With its Certified Automation Partner (CAP) program, Automation NTH qualifies companies through a rigorous assessment process, then works with manufacturers to recommend specific CAPs for a project.

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Risk Management

All custom automation projects carry some amount risk. Unexpected issues inevitably emerge over the course of a project and increase with the complexity of an application. An automation company that uses a rigorous methodology to assess and manage risk will

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How An “Architect of Automation” Delivers Superior Results

In order to compete globally, manufacturers need to constantly improve performance and efficiency in their plants. One potential source of competitive advantage that manufacturers often overlook is their relationship with system integrators. We believe that manufacturers who build deep, strategic

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NTH University

Good, experienced controls engineers are hard to find. Both manufacturers and system integrators struggle to hire enough controls engineers to keep up with demand. Hiring engineers straight out of school presents its own challenges, too. It typically takes years of

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Manufacturing & Production Data Management IIOT MES OEE Traceability
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Smart Factory

Some manufacturers spend millions of dollars on automation equipment but don’t have the information they need to maximize their return on this investment. These manufacturers suffer from a lack of insight into their production and supply chain that could be

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Robot simulation industrial automation
Case Studies

Life Science Automation Case Study

Automation Architects An industry leading Life Science company had been trying to automate a key element of its product assembly for 7 years without success. Their product, a Class II medical device, requires a process to insert a component with

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Automationnth Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary

Of course, it wasn’t all smooth sailing along the way. The NTH team had to persevere through many challenges and demonstrate the “Game On” mentality that characterizes the company’s culture. There were lean times where the company would hire employees

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Case Studies

Game Controller Case Study

A customer in the software industry started with an ambitious goal: to make its first ever game controller and fully automate the production process. Starting with just an initial product concept and no idea how to make it, the customer engaged our machine builder partner and Automationnth to develop a manufacturing line.

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San Diego Office Update

Automationnth recently expanded its presence as a leading automation engineering company in Southern California by leasing a new 10,000 sq. ft. facility located at 12525 Kirkham Court in Poway, California. Located 20 miles from downtown San Diego and 90 miles

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Case Studies

Machine Vision Case Study – Public

Note: this public case study has removed sensitive details about our customer and their product line. If you are interested in seeing the full machine vision case study with all the details including photos and videos, please contact us here.

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Steel aluminum what tariffs mean for U.S. manufacturers
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What Tariffs Mean for U.S. Manufacturers

The U.S. recently imposed a 25% tariff on steel imports and a 10% tariff on aluminum imports. Roughly one-third of the 100 million tons of steel used each year by American business is imported, while imports account for more than 90% of

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Automation NTH Achieves CSIA Certification

We are pleased to announce that Automationnth has successfully achieved Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) certification through an external audit. The comprehensive CSIA Certification audit assessed Automationnth’s compliance with 76 criteria in the areas of project management, quality assurance, business

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Robotics for Manufacturing at ATX West

Automation NTH attended the ATX West and MD&M trade shows in Anaheim, California on February 8th to see the latest advances in automation technologies. This was a huge show with a lot to take in, but a consistent highlight for

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US Tax reform legislation impact on manufacturers
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Tax Reform Impact on Manufacturers

The recent tax reform legislation provides many benefits for manufacturers in the U.S., who are just coming off the best year of factory activity since 2004. The elements of the legislation that have the most impact on manufacturers’ taxes include: Corporate

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Case Studies

Consumer Products Automation Case Study

Situation  A Fortune 50 company needed to create a custom automated production system for consumer vapor products. Action  Our team of engineers programmed a complex assembly system which included 18 robots, 9 Cognex vision inspections, RFID reading, vacuum pick and

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Allen-Bradley Ultra3000
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Allen-Bradley Ultra3000 Servo Drive Discontinuation

Allen-Bradley Ultra3000 Servo Drives were discontinued by Rockwell at the end of 2016.  The Ultra3000 has been a valuable work horse for Rockwell Automation customers. These drives were able to do standalone indexing as well as ride on both DeviceNet and

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tended bar custom automation
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Tended Bar Case Study

Situation  A Mark Cuban backed startup company with an innovative concept to automate cocktail mixing approached Automation NTH with a desire to scale up its production, but didn’t know where to start. Action  We interviewed the customer to understand their

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