Chemical etching is a crucial process in the manufacturing of industrial automation equipment, ensuring precision and consistency in the production of these advanced technological tools.

From higher production rates and increased productivity to more efficient use of materials, the demand for automation can be seen across multiple industries. However, while automation sets out to deliver better product quality, labour-saving processes, and reduced factory lead times, achieving it can be problematic:

  • component accuracy isn’t always as precise as it needs to be
  • long lead times cause delay in delivery of the finished product
  • suppliers are not always set up to or experienced in co-developing ground-breaking projects

Chemical etching and Tecan’s approach are crucial in the manufacturing of industrial automation equipment, ensuring precision and consistency in the production of advanced technological tools. The process itself allows for the creation of complex geometries with high accuracy and repeatability. It is a cost-effective and time-efficient method, making it ideal for large-scale production in the industrial automation sector. The resulting components have smooth edges, free from burrs or distortions, ensuring optimal performance and longevity.

Furthermore, we start with a robust co-development phase, working with our customers to fully understand their goals. We bring our expertise to the mix to deliver labour-saving devices such as on-line inspection products which require the most accurate of components down to those inside sensitive measuring equipment.

Applications of our precision parts include robotic arms, online inspection devices and measuring equipment.

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