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"Automation Production Done Right" for over 25 years

Your Processes Made Safer & More Productive

Over 25 Years


Our Customers

Sunshine AUTOMATION & TOOLING is a full-service design & development engineering company specializing in automation systems, robotic solutions & machine refurbishing, repair & updating. Our solutions are as unique as the tasks & markets we serve.

For over 25 years, our customers have relied upon our team to help them increase their productivity, improve their manufacturing quality & reduce their worker safety issues. Whether your need is for a custom machine, an automated system or a robotic process, our focus is your success.

Our services include:

  • Consultative Engineering (Professionally Licensed & Registered)
  • Automation Systems Design & Build
  • Controls PC/PLC Design & Build (UL508A registered)
  • Motion Control Specialists
  • Robotic System Design & Build
  • In-House Fixture & Tooling Design & Manufacturing

Our headquarters & factory are located in Sarasota, FL with satellite offices in Atlanta, GA & Memphis, TN. We service North America & other countries upon request.

Industries We Work With


  • Aircraft parts manufacture
  • Mold manufacturing for compression & vacuum forming
  • Vision systems


  • Assembly & staking of attachment snaps for washer & dryer assembly
  • Bottom tray assembly for washers & dryers with leveling feet
  • Complete assembly system for drive mechanisms of can openers


  • Brake line assembly with rigid & flexible lines including connectors
  • Brake line vacuum testing
  • Computer die cast frame drill & tapping system
  • Leak test car/truck wheels
  • Oil filter complete assembly lines
  • Windshield wiper drive systems including robotic MIG welding & 3D drilling


  • Drilling & tapping systems
  • Robotic MIG, TIG, plasma & laser welding
  • Tube forming systems
  • Tube punch & date code

Light Industrial

  • Optical mold feed & selection systems
  • Oven feed systems for brazing
  • Sorting & stacking for bar code scanning
  • Temperature sensor calibrate & testing


  • Complete safety syringe assembly system
  • Medical device leak test systems
  • Medical device packaging lines
  • Port assembly
  • Syringe burr removal from grinding
  • Syringe inspection
  • Syringe tray packing


  • Feeders for packaging machine adders
  • Conveyors
  • Cup/tray orienting systems
  • Elevator feeders
  • Motion control & servo actuators
  • Rebuild & recondition overwrapping systems
  • Robotic bakery pan material handling systems


  • Pill drying
  • Pill packaging
  • Pill sorting

Some of Our Customers

Dedicated to Quality

John Barrett is the Founder & President of Sunshine AUTOMATION & TOOLING. For over 40 years, his experience covers design, manufacturing & implementation of automation controls & systems. As a registered Professional Engineer in the states of FL & NY, John holds a BSME from Rochester Institute of Technology, extensive controls design & programming expertise & a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. His leadership has allowed our team to grow our abilities to serve our customers.

It's not about ideas.  It's about making ideas happen.