Supporting Semiconductor Equipment Manufacturing and Production

Control Systems and Manufacturing Automation for
Semiconductor Equipment Manufacturers

Lower Cost of Ownership and Improve Power Quality

There is a huge demand for low-cost, high-volume, flexible semiconductor manufacturing. You need automation and control solutions to help your customers meet their technical specifications and business goals. Fabrication/Facility and Equipment/Material handling solutions will help you reduce your risk, improve technology, and lower operating costs.

To support your reduction in the cost of ownership, Buckles-Smith will help you use a single automation infrastructure for all of your semiconductor production equipment applications:

  • Design: Improve speed-to-market and engineering reuse by utilizing open, standards-based automation architecture and programming environment
  • Install: Quicker installs and commissioning to specs from integrated hardware, control software, and networked environment
  • Operate: Increased yield, operational equipment effectiveness (OEE), up-time, and availability with robust, field-tested, information-enabled hardware, control software, and diagnostic solutions
  • Maintain: Global support at a local level, helping you maintain automation at the lowest cost

Learn more about: Power Quality - The Overlooked Productivity Variable

Power Quality Solutions

Power quality issues are directly attributed to up to 70% of unexplained downtime. Facility power irregularities are often a source of unplanned downtime, and poor power quality can severely impact both life expectancy and the performance of electronic components.

The power quality repertoire we offer through Rockwell Automation contains everything from plant-wide products to individual-process and machine-level solutions helping you to avoid power issues. Taking into account everything from transients to voltage sags, Buckles-Smith wants to help you improve your uptime and mitigate problems.

Identification and Analysis

  • Intelligent Network Notifications
  • Power Monitoring
  • Power Quality Metering

Mitigation

  • Voltage Sag Protectors
  • Industrial Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)
  • Surge and Filter Protection

Learn more about: Power Quality Issues, Impacts, and Mitigation for Industrial Customers

Improve the Efficiency and Productivity of Manufacturing

Industrial Automation and Control

Helping you build scalable, smart machine solutions and engage smart manufacturing. Delivering industrial automation and control through control systems, motor control, and smart device portfolios. These three approaches are crafted to give you an efficient industrial automation system to optimize your operations.

Digital Transformation

Give your manufacturing operation a competitive advantage with digital transformation. Rockwell Automation and Buckles-Smith can help you implement machine learning, industrial internet of things (IIoT), edge-to-enterprise analytics, and augmented reality in your industrial operation. Your data management strategy should be simple, making it easy for everyone to have the information they need to make profitable and safe decisions.

Buckles-Smith can help you navigate digital transformation and data management.

Learn more about: Unlock the Industrial Enterprise of Tomorrow

Consulting and Integration Services

Reduce project risk and create added value with expertise in the industry, technology, and automation. You need someone to help you address your unique challenges and create a safe, profitable, and durable operation. Whether you need a digital transformation strategy, front-end engineering and design, or project management, our professional consultants are ready to help you.

Digital transformation consulting teams will help you develop a plan to prioritize use cases, business justification, change management, and technology implementation.

Learn more about: How to take your Digital Transformation Journey to the Next Level

Safety Solutions

Buckles-Smith wants to help you build a safer, more productive operation. Avoid unscheduled downtime and cut the injury rate of average performers by implementing safety management, machine safety, process safety, and electrical safety strategy. We can give you access to the tools, technology, and solutions for best-in-class performance.

Develop a plan to reduce risk, increase productivity and improve compliance with a designed safety system.

Learn more about: Safety System Design for Improved Uptime

Industrial Networks

Having a strong, reliable industrial network is the foundation of a high-performing plant. Today's industry standards demand your data is sent to the right place at the right time. Buckles-Smith technicians can help you build a network infrastructure on standard Ethernet and Internet Protocol (IP), allowing data to flow freely across your operation.

Build a future-proof industrial networking solution with EtherNet/IP™ (Ethernet Industrial Protocol). This is an open industrial Ethernet network, ready to handle discrete, safety, motion, process, and drive control applications. Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) professionals can create real-time, secure information sharing between machines, systems, and enterprises.

Services and Technical Support

Buckles-Smith and Allied Electric have an extensive technical support staff ready to help you troubleshoot problems and brainstorm potential opportunities for your operation. Our team of experts will help you every step of the way, from the initial quote to final order placement.