Whether you need to optimise a single workstation, require a bespoke machine or a completely new, ergonomic production line, Tectra Automation is your total factory automation partner.
For more than 20 years, we’ve helped companies in southern Africa improve productivity and meet process and production goals, specialising in developing custom-engineered automation solutions drawing on a vast technology bouquet.
From packaging machines and workshop presses to fully autonomous handling and assembly lines, we will develop the exact solution you need to improve your performance.
We can build fully automated pneumatic systems and machines, drawing on a complete range of pneumatic solutions from Aventics.View Products
Smart solutions for your motion tasks from Bosch Rexroth, including linear motion mechanical components, electrics, software and sensors.View Products
Fully modular assembly conveyors and transfer systems, plus all the supporting technologies you need, including RFID systems and software.View Products
We supply the complete range of Bosch Rexroth PLCs, embedded controls, servo motors, gearboxes and more to drive your automated system.View Products
Schmalz Vacuum technology enhances handling capabilities for any workpiece up to 2 000 kg! The range includes over 3 500 components.View Products
Omal process valves and actuators deliver precise flow control of liquids and gases – ideal for industrial and plant automation applications.View Products
Intelligent automation capabilities in manufacturing leads to faster and more flexible production processes, improved production consistency and reliability, greater availability and less downtime. Whatever your factory automation goals, Tectra Automation will work with you in making sure you achieve them.
We have all the technologies to automate your handling, assembly, transfer and transport processes across your shop floor.
Whether you need to build completely ergonomic workstations, or automate your entire process line on a reliable, flexible and secure platform, we focus on enhancing your productivity and meeting your individual requirements.
All components, from electric drives to linear motion systems, conveyor systems and RFID systems are perfectly matched with one another to always provide precise positioning, with high dynamics.
Whether your requirement is for precise positioning with minimum cycle times, fast changeover for small-size batches, or flexible adaptation to changes in production
We can build an almost endless list of machines to automate labour intensive, repeatable tasks in small plants and factory automation applications.
From CNC machines to pneumatic presses to packaging machines, Tectra Automation draws on our entire technology range to build bespoke factory automation systems that meets your exact performance requirements, both now and in the future.
We are a competent and experienced partner in developing automated and semi-automated machines and machine tool processes. We combine your need for short cycle times with the highest precision, maximum freedom in engineering and low energy consumption in a completely customised solution.
Schmalz vacuum gripping systems are ideal for efficient automated handling in a variety of industries and production processes.
High-quality components and systems allow accurate, fast and non-marking gripping of any workpiece, including bags, boxes, pallets and sheets of glass, metal, wood or composites, up to 2 000 kg.
Schmalz gripping systems are used in industrial robots and other automated systems, and handle a wide range of palletising and logistics applications, enabling you to implement decisive productivity increases during automated processes. The systems range from layer and vacuum area gripping systems to ready-to-install vacuum suction spiders, for use in all areas of automation.
Our smart controls, reliable drives, high-precision linear motion systems, and modern identification philosophies provide you with flexible warehousing and storage options.
Manual production systems with application-optimised material supply scenarios and customisable racking systems make sure that material doesn’t have to travel far and is always at hand when needed.
Automated material flow within warehouse applications enables you to reduce inventory levels and hence costs. In all applications, the focus is on achieving maximum transparency for your processes.
We will custom design your solution using state-of-the-art in-house design tools and equipment, and fabricate, engineer and test your solution.
Tectra Automation will transport, install and do final commissioning of your solution as you require, giving you complete peace of mind.
As an experienced South African automation partner, our specialists will help you analyse your current systems and identify optimisation.
We will support your application with complete aftersales services, including inspection, maintenance, training and spare parts supply.
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Manufacturers face constant pressure to produce goods faster and respond to market requirements in near real time. They have to get new, increasingly complex products to market as quickly as possible. More efficient engineering, more consistent communication and more common diagnosis for all their drive technology are critical in boosting productivity. With Tectra Automation, these high performance, intelligent production floors are now a reality.
Bosch Rexroth technologies and engineering tools are developed to interact perfectly through standardised interfaces.
This reduces project engineering, installation and start-up requirements by up to 80 %.
Bosch Rexroth’s Open Core platform is the most open ecosystem for future-proof automation and manufacturing execution solutions, allowing it to be used anywhere in the world. Its system solutions operate via the internationally standardised sercos automation bus, and their unique flexibility offers the highest level of protection for your investment.
Modular programmable logic controllers, with a complete, easy-to-use and customisable code library, executing complex factory functions, quickly and reliably.View Products
Combining motion, logic and control functions into an integrated unit, intelligent motion control systems can be used for a wide range of controlled handling tasks.View Products
Complete precision and reliable servo motor control. We supply modular, compact and cabinet free converters, with a complete range of firmware, safety technology and more.View Products
Optimise machine vision with a full range of HMI and PLC accessories from visualisation products, to industrial PCs and IO modules.View Products
Our IndraDyn motors include servo, linear, torque and high-speed motors with torque up to 13 800 Nm and speed up to 22 500 rpm.View Products
Bosch Rexroth’s range of variable frequency drives for asynchronous AC motors 400 W – 90 kW. Precise, energy-saving 3-phase motor speed control.View Products
The new Industry 4.0 automation platform for industrial and factory applications from Bosch Rexroth reduces engineering time and effort by 30 - 50%.View Products
Bosch Rexroth’s CNC drive range provides precision and efficiency for any high-output CNC application, supporting up to 250 axes in 60 channels with one control system.View Products
Highly precise and flexible Servo Gearboxes with minimum power dissipation in continuous operation. Our planetary range guarantees high torques in all standard applications.View Products
There are many advantages of automation, including:
Factory automation refers to the automated control of machinery, systems and processes on a factory or workshop floor. Automating previously labour intensive tasks can lead to huge increases in productivity, efficiency, quality and safety, ultimately lowering overall costs of production with real time control and visibility of processes.
Every industry makes use of automation to speed up certain tasks and become more efficient. From mining, power generation and chemicals processing to food and beverage, manufacturing and water treatment, industrial automation allows companies to improve their performance and lower their costs.
Traditionally, automation is seen as having high initial capital costs with fast returns on investment. Automation can be introduced flexibly on your production floor, beginning with leveraging maximum data from existing technologies into some form of intelligence platform. Tectra Automation will work with you in building flexible automated control systems according to your production and business goals.