|About Automation Works, Inc.
Automation Works, Inc. specializes
in providing computerized systems for the automated control and management
of material handling processes found in distribution and manufacturing
facilities. We refer to these as Process Management Systems. The company has
grown from its beginning in 1987 by providing solution tailored specifically
to the needs of our customers.
Automation Works integrates
equipment from different manufacturers and coordinates the operation of
each component using skills in process control, automatic identification,
database design and data communications. The core of each system is a data
base which stores the information used to control the processes and record
operational events, statuses and statistics. Each element of the system
accesses the data base and communicates interactively with other elements
or with host computer systems using serial communications, local area networks,
and wide area networks. The information stored in the data base becomes
an integral part of the management of the material handling processes.
We utilize a "building block"
approach to system development. A process management system tailored specifically
to the customers requirements is built using a set of standard software
components, high-level structures and proven techniques. Our experience
has shown that each company and its applications are sufficiently different,
both in the nature of its business and in the choice of areas to auto that
it is generally impractical to distribute "packaged" software. Instead,
our emphasis has been on developing tools that allow us to create and customize
stable and sophisticated systems, easily and economically.