Automated Manufacturing Storage & Retrieval System

AIG Automation, Installation, Project Management

Customer: John Deere | Midwest Installed cost: $1.5 million This agricultural implement manufacturer needed to upgrade its 20-plus-year-old manual parts storage and retrieval system. The upgrade fully automated the system to allow plant to store, sort and retrieve equipment parts on demand via a plant management control system. Installation occurred around the clock to minimize the impact on the plant …

Automated Insulation Packaging & Unitizer Process

AIG Automation, Building Materials, Installation

Customer: Private | Southwest facility Installed Cost: $2.5 million Objective: Replace existing manual packaging system with a new PLC-driven automated packaging system to unitize single packages of insulation into a unit. System was fully automated allowing single packages to be transported to the unitizing system and automatically placed into a large bag for shipping. System included a high-speed vision system …

Automated Insulation Packaging & Palletizing Process

AIG Automation, Building Materials, Installation

Customer: Private | Southwest facility Installed Cost: $15 million Objective:  Replace existing manual packaging system with a new PLC-driven automated packaging system to package different products at variable packaging rates.  Some products are stacked and placed in cartons, then the cartons stacked on pallets and secured together to the pallet.  Other products are stacked directly on pallets with corrugated end …

Chicken Fat Clean-in-Place System for Pet Food Plant

AIG Detailed Design, Food Ingredients, Project Management

Customer: Private | Midwest facility Installed Cost: approx $1.5 million AIG designed and delivered a new fully programmable clean-in-place (CIP) system and layout.  The AIG team developed drawings and worked with all vendors to procure, design, install and test all components of the chicken fat system.  AIG also provided supervision to the labor to build out the new space and install the …

Rice County (Kansas) Law Enforcement Center

AIG Automation, Non-Industrial, Project Management

Law Enforcement Center & County Jail / Rice County, Kansas Lyons, Kansas Installed cost: $4.5 million This 72-inmate prison provides a range of detention levels, from work-release programs to maximum security pods.  The construction manager broke into multiple packages, which eliminated the general contractor markup and allowed design changes to occur without losing market pricing or sacrificing schedule.  The project …