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Helping shape the future of automation technology

Treotham Automation offers a range of robotics and automation solutions that are specifically designed to streamline production processes in the food and beverage industry.

Treotham Automation is a key provider of innovative automation solutions tailored to various industries, including the food and beverage sector. 

With a commitment to delivering high-quality products and reliable services, Treotham Automation has become a trusted partner for businesses seeking to enhance their efficiency and productivity in food and beverage manufacturing.

From its beginnings to its current status as a global leader, the organisations Treotham Automation represents continue to shape the future of automation technologies.

Founded in 1992, Treotham Automation began its journey with a vision to provide industrial automation products in Australia. 

Starting as a small enterprise, the company quickly gained recognition for its commitment to supplying quality products and exceptional customer service. 

As the demand for automation solutions grew, Treotham Automation expanded its operations, diversifying its product range and establishing partnerships with leading manufacturers worldwide.

This wide network allows the company to provide solutions suited to its client’s project’s. 

“It depends on the customer. Food and beverage manufacturing, or machine manufacturing in Australia, is a lot of one off’s and that means a need for unique machines,” said Michael Wood, technical sales engineer, Treotham Automation.

“What we’re providing is essential requirements, the use of third-party processing and production processes.

“That can be in regards to any kind of food processes. These could also be associated to any manual process or cable management systems within
the machines.

“Anything that is manual or proposed adjustment, or if it’s cable management systems for cable requirements within the machines.

“Our wide network is an added benefit to the customer as Treotham has a selection from the top companies in their fields.” 

Wood said this allowed for a string of advantages for both the customer, and Treotham Automation. 

“It ends up making our customer’s job a lot easier because we become a one stop shop for the components they require,” he said. 

“We’re able to use our expertise in those product groups to provide the
best solution.”

Innovative solutions

At the heart of Treotham’s success lies in its focus on customer satisfaction combined with the ability to provide a full circle of automation components.

Treotham’s product portfolio encompasses a wide range of automation components, including cables, energy chain, flexible conduits, connectors robotics, and machinery safety systems. These cutting-edge solutions cater to diverse industries, including, food and beverage, manufacturing, mining, and more.

“We work on a basis of providing a complete solution for the customer,” said Wood.

“We are problem solvers, and the satisfaction of the customer is our biggest priority. Along with making the process more efficient with less maintenance requirements.” 

In the food and beverage industry, where hygiene, safety, and precision are paramount, Treotham Automation offers a comprehensive range of products designed to meet the unique demands of the sector. 

“We have a plethora of products that provide the scope to ensure the best solution. It gives us and our customers both a lot of assurance,” said Wood. 

One of the key offerings from Treotham Automation is a range of hygienic sensors from Wenglor specifically designed for food and beverage applications. 

These sensors are constructed using materials that meet stringent hygiene requirements, such as stainless steel and FDA-approved plastics. 

They are resistant to corrosion, moisture, and high temperatures, making them ideal for use in food processing environments where cleanliness and sanitation are critical. 

The specialised nature of the hygienic sensors makes them ideal for the food and beverage
manufacturing industry.

“They’re very specialised into certain applications, very specific sensors for very specific applications,” added Wood. 

“Specifying these products requires an understanding of the client’s project and matching it with the product knowledge.”

Another of Treotham’s notable contributions to the automation industry is its commitment to sustainability. 

Recognising the importance of eco-friendly practices, the company integrates energy-efficient technologies into its products, helping businesses reduce their carbon footprint while enhancing operational efficiency.

In summary, many of Treotham’s offerings can be broken down into several key areas: 

  • Safety Components 
  • Cables and cable management: 
  • Connectors and enclosures 
  • Sensors and switches 
  • Robotics and motion control

Global reach

While Treotham Automation is based in Australia, its influence extends far beyond national borders, which presents a host of advantages to its customers. 

With a network of distribution partners across the globe, the company serves clients in Australia and New Zealand, delivering tailored automation solutions to meet their specific needs.

This also allows for the company to provide customers with approvals on machines set for export. 

“Whereas Australia does export some machines, not as many as what a lot of other countries would do, but this opens up that avenue for our customers,” said Wood. 

“For example, if they are exporting the USA or Canada and it’s a food processing or packaging machine, then we’re able to provide all the CSA UL approvals that are required for that cable chain to enter and be certified.

“Being able to provide that and all the documentation allows the customer to look at projects that they may have not been able to in the past.”

Treotham Automation prioritises building long-term relationships with clients and understanding their unique requirements. 

Through this, the company can deliver personalised solutions that meet customer needs. 

A prime example of the distribution partnerships Treotham has cultivated over the years is with igus, a German-based manufacturer specialising in motion control components and polymer-based bearing solutions for industries, especially food manufacturing which are FDA approved. 

The company provides a wide range of products including flexible cables, energy chains (also known as drag chain), polymer bearings and linear guides.

These components are commonly used in automation for food manufacturing, robotics, automotive, and other industrial applications where reliable and maintenance-free operation is essential. 

Overall, igus’s products for food and beverage manufacturing focus on ensuring hygiene, preventing contamination, withstanding harsh conditions, complying with regulations, reducing downtime, and providing tailored solutions to meet industry needs.

Treotham’s team of experts works closely with customers at every stage, from initial consultation to after-sales support, ensuring seamless integration and optimal performance of
automation systems.

And as the pace of technological innovation accelerates, Treotham Automation remains committed to shaping the future of industrial automation. 

Looking ahead, Treotham aims to empower industries with innovative automation technologies. 

The advantages that come with employing better automation are numerous, with each one having some positive impact on production costs. 

“Maintenance is probably the biggest issue in food and beverage industry at the moment, due to labour costs, general down time, and so on,” said Wood. 

“We are able to provide a product that essentially has zero maintenance and a scheduled lifetime calculation allowing the customer to schedule in their maintenance, reducing their downtime, and essentially reduce their costs.

“Being able to pick the exact amount of maintenance frees up someone for that site a day or two where they would have had that downtime before.”

These examples demonstrate that by staying true to its core values of innovation, quality, and customer satisfaction, Treotham Automation is poised to help lead the way in driving efficiency, productivity, and sustainability across diverse sectors. 

 

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