L.B. Foster Automation can design, build and supply systems and machines to precisely suit your production demands.
Working mainly in Automotive, Food & Beverage, Manufacturing and Warehouse & Logistics, we have extensive experience delivering automated manufacturing and materials handling solutions to a wide cross-section of businesses. These range from bespoke machines such as Vertical Pallet Debanders, Horizontal Layer Debanders, Headliner Assembly Systems and weatherstrip Sealing Systems to conveyor systems including Floor Conveyors, Overhead Conveyors and Bespoke systems including Towline and Slat Conveyors.
As part of L.B. Foster, and with around 100 staff and £10M turnover, we are able to support SME’s to large global corporations and manufacturing companies.
All key disciplines for a successful project are undertaken in house – mechanical and electrical design, software and control, development, manufacture, installation, commissioning, training and after sales support.
We take pride in our outstanding customer service and long-term partnerships. We serve customers worldwide – from the UK to Europe, North America to South America and the Far East to Australia & New Zealand.
2016 sees the union of Industrial Automation and L.B. Foster Materials Handling. It’s a great union, one creating an automation powerhouse in the East Midlands, an exciting future within a global company.Martyn Paradise, MD L.B. Foster Automation
23 September 2016
The term ‘Industry 4.0’ seems to be all over social media and automation blog sites these days, the term originates back in 2011 when used by the German federal government to descrie part of its high-tech strategy. In a nutshell the term refers to a link between the physical and virtual world using the internet and computing technology to enable devices (things) to communicate with other devices in ways never seen before, giving rise to the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT).
To enable an object to become part of the Internet of Things, there are 3 main technology requirements
24 August 2016
A product many will be familiar with is the L.B. Foster Automation Vertical Pallet Debander (or Destrapper) which is used within the food and beverage industry to automatically locate, cut and remove vertical plastic straps from pallets of cans and bottles.
With our original machine having been developed over 15 years ago, LB Foster Automation felt that some key improvements to the design could be made to improve the operation, maintenance and overall aesthetics.