Etteplan automation and robotics service

Automation and Robotics

Etteplan delivers comprehensive Automation and Robotics solutions for machines, plants and production lines and maximizes your production performance in terms of efficiency and quality. We do this through a unique combination of expertise with respect to assembly optimization, manual and automated assembly equipment, joining & bonding, and virtual commissioning.

Key Benefits
Reduction of production cost, increase in quality and flexibility
Average of 27% improvement in production performance
High safety
Short lead times

Our experts are proficient in the latest automation systems, from various programmable logic controller systems (PLC) to distributed control systems (DCS) and quality control systems (QCS). We have designed and implemented several robotics, testing and production line solutions to increase the scalability and quality of the manufacturing process. Our expert services include control systems, software and electrical engineering, testing, assembly supervision and commissioning services.

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Factory automation services

Etteplan is a leading expert in the field of industrial robotics used in manual and automated production cells and production lines. We are also experienced in designing and implementing automation solutions for the production lines and test cells of the manufacturing industry.

We can provide automation services for the entire production line according to the highest functional safety requirements.

Machine automation services

Etteplan offers industrial equipment and machinery manufacturers a full range of engineering services for developing and manufacturing machines and equipment. Our solutions meet the strictest safety requirements and are developed using the latest tools and technologies. We take a modular approach to software, machinery and equipment design allowing for full re-usability of the components, making it a cost-effective solution for the customer. 

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Getting it right with virtual commissioning

Testing highly automated production lines and control systems prior to commissioning without proper simulation often leads to costly corrective design configurations and, in turn, delayed launch schedules. We design virtual commissioning models for our customers’ industrial machinery to ensure proper safety and functionality of machines and production lines before they are actually commissioned. Virtual commissioning helps shorten planning and commissioning lead times and save costs. 

A multidisciplinary team at your service

Beside complete projects and turn-key deliveries, we are also able to provide expert capacity to our client base. We are even able to setup a whole team of specialists immediately. We understand what you are looking for because we have over four decades of expertise within your field.

Our mechatronic engineers are therefore indispensable and essential. Within our projects, they tie it all together: the mechanical, electrical and software aspects of our tangible solutions. Focused mainly on robotics and industrial automation, our mechatronics are there for you during the whole process, from the first few sketches all the way up to even beyond the finish.

To make these machines actually work, PLC programmers are required. Their skill set is considered to be very unique: a logical and methodological way of thinking, extensive and up-to-date knowledge of machinery-related fields and, more than anything, large doses of creativity and empathy. After all, to get a machine working and thus to maximize your production performance, the perspective of the user has to be taken as the jumping-off point. To complete successfully, a meticulous start is essential. Therefore, our PLC programmers are part of Etteplan’ s multidisciplinary team from the very beginning and onwards.

Our experienced project managers always take full responsibility for Etteplan’ s projects: ‘Unburdening’ is the absolute key. They are result-oriented, and pragmatic as ever, but never overlook the human aspects. Regarding machine building, joining, and bonding, optimizing assembly processes and maximizing production performance, our project managers lead the way, with an awareness of the crucial importance of communication. Unequivocal is ‘the power of (being on) time’: after all, time has an impact on your entire enterprise.


To excel at what we do, we believe choices need to be made. So we focus and innovate on our core competences and the other building blocks to create turnkey solutions. That is why we work with long term technology and knowledge partners. The close cooperation with our partners enables us to create the best possible business case and production solutions for you.


ABB Robotics

ABB is a leading supplier of industrial robots and robot software, equipment and complete application solutions. We’re at home in 53 countries and have installed more than 400,000 robots, supported by the broadest service network and offering in the industry.




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PIPI (Physik Instrumente), headquartered in Karlsruhe, is the market and technology leader for high-precision positioning technology and piezo applications in the semiconductor industry, life sciences, photonics, and in industrial automation. In close cooperation with customers from all over the world and for 50 years now, PI’s specialists (approx. 1,300) have been pushing, again and again, the boundaries of what is technically possible and developing customized solutions from scratch. More than 350 granted and pending patents underline the company’s claim to innovation. PI has six production sites and 15 sales and service offices in Europe, North America, and Asia.



CITCCITC Netherlands

CITC is a non-profit open innovation center that specializes in heterogeneous integration and advanced packaging technology. It is a place where companies, research and educational institutes work together on bridging the gap from academics to industry and create new and better solutions. We offer access to innovation, infrastructure and education.





Etteplan works with partners to make more Impact. Triodin is a specialist in co-creating an effective Lean culture, anchoring continuous improvement and Lean-leadership in the DNA of your people. Triodin’s change formula: Process * Behaviour² = Result, provides a high degree of synergy between Etteplan's FAST system and Triodin’s High-5 Lean methodology.



Etteplan is partnering up with Yazzoom to create more value out of the production data. Since 2011, Yazzoom applies artificial intelligence, machine learning and data mining to solve the challenges of industrial companies, either through standard solutions or using custom-developed software and predictive models. Use cases include optimizing industrial production processes, increasing stability and safety, solving quality issues, increasing throughput, reducing energy and material use, predictive maintenance or automatically detecting early signs of technical issues. 80 percent of downtime is caused by never-seen-before technical incidents. Our main software solution, YANOMALY, doesn’t need an issue to have already occurred in the past to detect early signs of failure. Thanks to proprietary self-learning algorithms it warns of any deviation from normal operations, previously known or not.


Excellence with passionExcellence with passion

Technology is often not sufficient to achieve excellent results. People need to use the technology in the right way. Excellence with Passion supports customers in the transformation to Operational Excellence. They teach companies how to constantly improve business processes by leveraging the passion and commitment of their employees.

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