Automation and Robotics

Most of MGA Technologies’ machines are automatic or semi-automatic. They are equipped with latest generation state-of-the-art programmable process control systems. During the early design phase, we agree with the client on a Functional Analysis in order to well define your needs. When the situation allows it, MGA proposes a solution that integrates both hardware and software.

Our automation and robotization methodology is to consult and then iterate designs with our clients, in order to align with their global industrial strategy. We include co-defined standards and we design the right hardware architecture and communication modes in using URSs (User Requirement Specifications).

We integrate all main available standards, including :

  • Process control systems SCHNEIDER PL7, Modicon M340, M580 and Modicon TSX Micro
  • Process control systems SIEMENS Simatic S7 (S7-1200 et S7-1500) in standard, technological and safety versions. The F series, safety PLCs, programmed in STEP7.
  • Process control systems OMRON, Micro API compact and API modular
  • Process control systems ROCKWELL, CompactLogix and Compact GuardLogix
  • Safety systems PILZ
  • Human Machine Interfaces, panel PC systems and monitoring systems PRO-FACE, MAGELIS et SIEMENS

Main steps of the project during this automation and robotization phase are:

  • Finalizing functional analysis, definition of hardware architecture and communication modes
  • Electrical studies and diagrams, item list definition
  • Execution of Level 1 Grafcets
  • Execution control cabinet
  • Process control systems, robots and HMI programmation
  • Cabling and I/O tests
  • Start-up, debugging, commissioning and process trials
  • Acceptance with protocoles FAT/SAT, if any
  • Ramp-up and production assistance
  • Operators and maintenance training


MGA Technologies has the experience of integrating and programming the main 6-axis (and 7- and 8-axis) industrial robots available on the market: STÄUBLI, FANUC, KUKA, ABB, EPSON and TOSHIBA. We have also integrated most of large Cartesian ganty cranes, such as WITTMANN and SEPRO in press unloading applications.

Integration of collaborative robots such as UNIVERSAL ROBOTS or OMRON is part of our DNA as well as the integration of new industry 4.0 communication standards (IO-LINK).

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