Automation & Robotics

Automation brings increased efficiency, reliability and repeatability to manual processes, optimising efficiency within a business.

A strategic partnership formed between DSK and CR Automation has enabled us to design and deliver automation and robotics components for industrial installations, giving our clients a full-service solution and the benefit of the IP and technological know-how of two industry leaders.

“Working collaboratively with CR has resulted in us being able to create state-of-the-art and technically advanced robotic engineering solutions for our customers.” – Shane Kerrisk

Case Study

Duty Free Robotic Delivery System, Auckland.

DSK Engineering and CR Automation won a tender for the design and build of a robotic collection system for a Duty Free provider operating out of Auckland airport.

The brief
To create a picking system where a robot head would select items from more than 180 bins of varying sizes, with pinpoint accuracy. The pick up system needed to be designed, along with sturdy drawers to hold the goods, each capable of holding up to 20kg. A customer interface also needed to be incorporated, allowing for barcode scanning of orders and retrieval of purchased items delivered via pre-loaded drawers.

The solution
With very tight space and limited access, DSK worked with structural engineers to ensure the dynamic loads of the robot in motion were catered for by the support structure and not transferred into the floor. CR Automation programmed the robot’s movements and worked with the client, developing software to interface with their internal systems. The project was delivered on time and on budget.

DSK full service solutions

We are one of the largest and most experienced engineering companies in Hawke’s Bay. Our 2100m2 workshop includes facilities for small and large scale machining, sheet metal and heavy fabrication, and glass-bead blasting.

– Scope evaluation

Together with our clients, we scope every project to identify critical factors such as industry standards, timelines and budgets. DSK has dedicated and skilled project managers who oversee projects from start to finish, ensuring quality standards are met.

– Design

DSK’s team of experienced and specialist designers will take your idea and translate it into a functional piece of machinery, a process or a turnkey solution. We incorporate the very latest technology and automation into the design process to ensure accuracy and consistency in short and long product runs.

– Manufacturing & Installation

Our large workshop area has a flexible layout which gives us the ability to adapt to our clients’ requirements. An overhead crane and gantry allows us to manufacture large scale products and our workshop has the capacity to build whole lines and pre-commission them on site prior to installation.

– Ongoing support

At your place or ours, our team provides a comprehensive installation, maintenance and breakdown service, keeping your business in business 24/7.