Tech-Con Automation: Delivering Customer Results with OCTOPUZ

Tech-Con Automation, based in Burlington, Ontario, Canada has been providing machining, fabrication, mechanical, electrical, project management and engineering services since 1995. Tech-Con Automation is a one-stop source for complete automation solutions. They specialize in robotic material handling solutions, pallet-based assembly lines, robotic waterjet cutting and cleaning systems. Their systems and solutions combine deep application knowledge, world-class engineering standards, quality fabrication and precision assembly methods, to provide a one-stop source for complete automation solutions.

Originally, Tech-Con Automation began working with In-House Solutions, Canadian OCTOPUZ reseller, with their sales and applications group using their 3D sales simulation software. Once they became comfortable with our company, they made the leap into investing in the OCTOPUZ software with their Motoman robot in a waterjet cutting and trimming application.

We spoke to Nino LaDuca, President of Tech-Con Automation, who says that OCTOPUZ has increased their efficiency and ability to give their customers world-class support throughout the lifecycle of their system:

“The OCTOPUZ product is definitely something that has benefited us. We have customers that are coming here and giving us their parts, or providing us with their data and we can quickly turn around and do test cuts for them and almost provide them with that information the same day or the next day. It’s really sped up the process for us in terms of getting information back to customers because we can get that offline programming.”

For Tech-Con Automation, the fact that OCTOPUZ is compatible with any OEM brand of robot was a huge bonus. This compatibility makes it universal in performing a process simulation as it relates to a concept or layout they are developing for a customer. Utilizing the eCat of robots, conveyors and other accessories they can quickly put together, make changes, and develop a solid concept for customers.

LaDuca says “The ability to deliver a 3D simulation of a concept has been beneficial and the customer enjoys having an animated concept during the coding process. It’s not just about seeing a budget, but also seeing a visualization of what that system will look like.”

In-House Solutions and OCTOPUZ have helped Tech-Con Automation firmly keep their promise to customers to support them right from the very beginning in terms of applications and developing a solution for them. They continue that by investing in softwares like OCTOPUZ that helps them meet customer timelines and budgets and provide them with what they call a best in class customer service and support experience. “We take pride in the fact that we provide a robust project management process, we ensure a successful project for our customers, and we follow that through with our after-market group to ensure that we stay with our customers throughout the lifecycle of their system.” – LaDuca.


About OCTOPUZ
OCTOPUZ is an intelligent offline robotic programming and simulation software ideal for any sized company. It offers the ability to program, simulate and generate code for multiple robots, simultaneously, with support for most robot brands in any configuration. OCTOPUZ is fully customizable to our customer’s needs, and our extensive support will provide assistance before, during, and after the sale.

About Tech-Con Automation
Tech-Con Automation is a leading source for robotic material handling solutions, pallet-based assembly lines, robotic waterjet cutting & cleaning systems and general industrial automation equipment. Their systems and solutions combine deep application knowledge, world-class engineering standards, quality fabrication and precision assembly methods, all expertly managed throughout the entire process. They are committed to delivering systems of the highest reliability that improve our customers’ production efficiencies and enhance their product quality.

About In-House Solutions
In-House Solutions provides CNC, Robotics, and QC markets with software, technical services, and educational materials. Our software solutions include: Mastercam (CAD/CAM for CNC Machines), OCTOPUZ (Offline Programming & Simulation for Robots), Verisurf (Metrology/Quality Control) & CIMCO CNC Communications).

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