Eva at the workbench

Build a flexible, resilient business with industrial automation

from £8,000

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WHY EVA?


The simple, affordable and easy to programme automation solution

REDUCE COSTS

Do more with less.
Improve profitability of low margin manufacturing processes by increasing throughput and productivity.

SUPERCHARGE YOUR TEAM

Hiring and retaining great staff is hard.
Automate basic repetitive tasks and free up your best people to focus on high value, strategic work.

IMPROVE QUALITY

Improve efficiency, consistency and repeatability of high precision processes and testing, resulting in reliably higher quality products.

AUTOMATE YOUR PROCESSES


A safe, flexible solution for a wide range of applications and use cases

MACHINE TENDING

Eva automates the start and end of line loading and unloading of machines such as CNC machines, CMMs, metal presses and chemical etching machines.

Machine tending Case Study: Qualitetch

Qualitetch is a UK-based manufacturer of specialised metal components for products ranging from satellites to hairdryers. Their implementation of Eva uses a four cup vacuum gripper to safely and accurately pick up metal sheets and place them on a conveyor belt. Watch the video to hear how their story of working with Eva, and get some ideas about automating your own production line.

Eva card testing at IDEX Biometrics
PRODUCT TESTING

Eva is the ideal solution for the efficient, highly repeatable automation of end-of-line, ad-hoc and R&D testing processes.

Product testing Case Study: IDEX Biometrics

IDEX Biometrics is a leading provider of fingerprint identification technologies offering simple, secure and personal touch-free authentication for all. Their technology helps people make payments, prove their identity, gain access to information, unlock devices or gain admittance to buildings.

IDEX must ensure their cards and card readers pass rigorous compliance testing. They deployed Eva to fully automate their simulation and regression testing processes to ensure they are highly repeatable, highly accurate and can cover a broad range of speeds, angles, and impairments such as Parkinsons.

INSPECTION

An Eva with an integrated camera for vision can sit alongside your existing lines to provide a simple solution for product inspection.

Inspection Conveyor belt and smart camera integration

In this application, the conveyor belt acts as a PLC. When a product  is detected by the light gate, the conveyor belt stops, allowing one Eva to take a photo of the top of the can using a Cognex smart camera. Based on whether or not the logo on the can has been defaced, the second Eva then picks up the can and places it into the correct pass/fail lane, resuming the movement of the conveyor belt. You can read more about this use case on our blog.

SORTING

Eva, deployed with a vision system via Automata’s API, provides an affordable solution for lightweight picking and sorting.

Sorting Machine vision for sorting

In this example, Eva is integrated with a smart camera (Cognex), which identifies the two different types of bottles – with and without a cap – and instructs Eva on the correct sorting bin to use. The pick-up points and coordinates of the small bottles are not pre-programmed, as evidenced by the manual shuffling that occurs towards the end of the video. Instead, Eva receives the coordinates of each bottle directly from the camera.

"Eva has exceeded our expectations, it is an integral part of our future testing and validation framework.”

David Clark, IDEX Biometrics

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BEYOND LOCKDOWN


Risk, resilience and the road ahead for manufacturing

Beyond Lockdown

Risk, resilience and the road ahead for manufacturing

As the manufacturing industry emerges from what may be the biggest challenge of our business lifetimes, it is now refocusing on the long-term horizon and identifying new opportunities for growth and evolution. In this report, we distill the insights and expertise from the best and most innovative manufacturing businesses and industry experts to learn why SMEs have a head start when it comes to rebuilding for flexibility and agility, and share some practical tools and techniques for building resilience within your organisation.

Beyond Lockdown

Risk, resilience and the road ahead for manufacturing

As the manufacturing industry emerges from what may be the biggest challenge of our business lifetimes, it is now refocusing on the long-term horizon and identifying new opportunities for growth and evolution. In this report, we distill the insights and expertise from the best and most innovative manufacturing businesses and industry experts to learn why SMEs have a head start when it comes to rebuilding for flexibility and agility, and share some practical tools and techniques for building resilience within your organisation.
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CUSTOMER STORIES

Metal parts manufacturer Qualitetch doubles capacity of a bottleneck line with Eva.

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GETTING STARTED

Download our SME Guide to Success With Robotics and start automating today.

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END OF ARM TOOLING

Get to Grips with Grippers: Watch our recent webinar with gripper specialists Schunk.

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SAFETY + EVA

Access resources and guides to help you deploy Eva safely and effectively.

IN THE NEWS


Making headlines and winning awards

Automata is on a mission to democratise automation by levelling the playing field to enable businesses of all sizes to benefit from robotics.

To achieve this vision, the team has brought a whole new category of affordable industrial robot to market with Eva – the first ever desktop robot engineered from the ground up to be low-cost, lightweight, user-friendly and accessible while maintaining the industrial grade performance.