Evana Automation Specialists Chosen By Major U.S. Copper and Gold Producer to Provide Turnkey Robotic Solution

Evana leverages robotics expertise to improve the process of loading and slicing copper sheets

EVANSVILLE, Ind., Sept. 23, 2013-- Evana Automation Specialists, a leading Systems Integrator and builder of custom, automated assembly and test systems, recently received a contract from a major U.S. copper and gold producer to provide a turnkey robotic loading cell. The automated solution will improve the process of loading and slicing copper sheets by integrating robotic technology.


The process will kick off after a pallet of copper sheets enters the cell. A robot will pick an individual sheet from the stack, weigh it to ensure correct weight, and then place it onto the automatic slicing equipment to be processed into smaller sheets. The robotic lift mechanism will be designed with spring-loaded vacuum cups to adjust to the raw copper. If the weight is not within specifications, the robot automatically places the sheet onto a reject pallet within the cell.

"Integrating robotics into the loading and slicing process was the most efficient solution," said Randy Wire, General Manager of Evana Automation Specialists. "The ability to remove sheets that don't meet weight requirements will improve product quality, as well as eliminate the need for manual inspection during the process."

Evana, a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries (PSI), utilizes diverse technologies to specialize in motion control, robotics integration and system architecture by linking production equipment, material handling systems, data collection, networking, and computer software and hardware into flexible, unified technology. Test equipment can be integrated into assembly systems, stand alone systems for automatic testing, or manual test benches. Overall, Evana's custom assembly and test solutions improve efficiency for manufacturers all over the world in industries like automotive, aerospace, defense, healthcare and mining.

For more information on Evana Automation Specialists, visit www.evana-online.com. You can also follow Evana on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and YouTube.

About Evana Automation Specialists (www.evana-online.com)

Evana Automation Specialists, a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries (PSI), is a leading Systems Integrator and builder of custom, automated assembly and test systems. We utilize diverse technologies to specialize in motion control, robotics integration and system architecture by linking production equipment, material handling systems, data collection, networking, and computer software and hardware into flexible, unified technology. Test equipment can be integrated into assembly systems, stand alone systems for automatic testing, or manual test benches. Overall, Evana's custom assembly and test solutions improve efficiency for manufacturers all over the world in industries like automotive, aerospace, alternative energy, defense and healthcare, as well as manufacturers of commercial and consumer products.

About Phillips Service Industries (www.psi-online.com)

Established in 1967, Phillips Service Industries, Inc. (PSI) is a privately held global manufacturing and services holding company, which oversees a diverse collection of innovative subsidiaries: Beaver Aerospace & Defense, Inc., Evana Automation Specialists, Mountain Secure Systems, POWERTHRU, PSI Repair Services, Inc., PSI Semicon Services, Sciaky, Inc., and Skytronics, Inc. We serve a wide range of high-tech industries like aerospace, defense, automotive, alternative energy, healthcare, security and semiconductor. Our award-winning products and services help reduce costs and maximize efficiency for many Fortune 500 companies around the globe, as well as the U.S. Military. We push the boundaries of technology on critical programs like Homeland Security, Defense research and space exploration, delivering innovative solutions for land, sea, air and space. We're PSI: Always innovating. Everywhere.™

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