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Sunshine AUTOMATION & TOOLING

"Automation Production Done Right" for over 25 years

Your Processes Made Safer & More Productive

Welcome to Sunshine AUTOMATION & TOOLING

Design, Development & Building of Industrial Automation Machinery

& Robotics Solutions for Companies Around the World

Here to Meet All Your Industrial Automation Needs

Sunshine AUTOMATION & TOOLING caters to multiple industries such as Automotive, Light Industrial, Medical Devices, Metal Fabrication, Packaging & Pharmaceutical no matter how large or small the project.


We have a complete in-house machine shop to fabricate &  prototype components, assemblies & machines for your automation projects.


Our solutions are as unique as the tasks & markets we serve. From drilling, welding, machining & assembling parts, solutions are our business. Our customers span the world from Western Europe & throughout the USA. 

Give us a call

941.351.6330

OUR LOCATIONS

Screen Door Frame Drilling Machine

Screen Door Frame Drilling Machine closeup

Industrial automation is the use of control systems such as computer or robots & information technologies for handling different processes & machinery in an industry to enhance a human operator.  It is the second step beyond mechanization in the scope of industrialization.


Sunshine AUTOMATION & TOOLING provides 3 basic types of automation:

  • Fixed or Hard Automation refers to the use of special purpose equipment to automate a fixed sequence of processing or assembly operations. Each part of the operation is in sequential steps usually involving either a plain linear or rotational motion or a combination of the two. It is difficult to accommodate frequent changes in the product design with fixed or hard automation.
  • Programmable or Soft Automation offers the capability to change the sequence of operations to accommodate different product configurations. The operation sequence is controlled by a software program which is a set of coded instructions to be read & interpreted by the system. New programs can be prepared & entered into the equipment to produce new products.
  • Flexible Automation is an extension of programmable automation. A flexible automation system is capable of producing a variety of parts with virtually no time lost for changeovers from one part style to the next. There is no lost production time while reprogramming the system & altering the physical set-up. This is where we normally integrate robotics.

Automation solutions add value within companies & release associates from repetitive, dangerous or dirty & low value-added jobs.  Sunshine AUTOMATION & TOOLING focuses on helping our customers move from purely mechanical & people-oriented production to automating as many processes as needed.  Let's discuss how we can apply these various types of automation to your company.

Reasons to Automate

  • Increases production output rates while reducing operating costs
  • Improves process quality & workplace health & safety concerns
  • Increases manufacturing flexibility (product change-over) to meet market demands
  • Reduces turnover rate of labor & difficulty of recruiting skilled labor
  • Reduces capital costs of inventory & work-in-progress

Robot on Track

Robotic Bakery Machine Handling

Advantages of Industrial Automation

  • Minimizes maintenance costs as industrial automation has a high up-time
  • Minimizes staff for off-shifts & obtains better utilization of equipment to increase productivity
  • Reduces errors associated with operator fatigue
  • Improves process flow & reduces waste utilizing "Big Data" to obtain detailed key production information
  • Eliminates operators working in hazardous conditions improving safety & lowering insurance costs
  • High return on both investments & assets to become more competitive

Our full-fledged in-house machine shop at our Sarasota, FL location where we machine the components for your automation & machining projects

Trust Us To Handle Your Next Automation Project


CONTACT US

What our customers are saying

When it comes to automation, there are many companies to choose from.  While I have used several different ones to help retrofit our legacy equipment, no one has made it happen as fast & efficient as Sunshine AUTOMATION & TOOLING.  They helped reduce cost by upgrading our legacy machines to today's readily available components & have a program team at their disposal who can wire & code logic programs on the job as they work.

Richard Kidd, Maintenance Supervisor

AAF Flanders in Hillwood, PA

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