Manufacturing tomorrow starts with technology today.
Automation. Robotics. Big data. The future is here. In fact, it has been for a while now. And if you’re still not sure about Industry 4.0, we’re here to help.
Whether it’s simplifying machine maintenance, increasing safety on the plant floor, or freeing up employees for more valuable tasks, Feyen Zylstra takes the guesswork out of the Industrial Internet of Things.
We’ll work with you side by side, crafting state-of-the-art technology solutions to improve your facility at a pace that makes sense for you, connecting your entire business from the ground up. And to take it a step further, we work closely with your team to ensure understanding. Because there’s no point in getting new technology just for the sake of new technology. We make the evolution seamless and useful with ROIs that boost the bottom line.
“In the five years we have worked with Feyen Zylstra they’ve gone above and beyond with their service. They’re quick to respond to machine issues, modifications, and projects, and follow through every time.”
-Andy Wentworth, Supreme Machined Products
We deliver turnkey, actionable, and accessible solutions that drive real value for our customers.
Pick to Light (P2L) is a light-directed system used for order fulfillment that utilizes light technology to direct workers on how to complete a task such as picking, putting, sorting, or assembling items. Overall, order accuracy, operator efficiency, and inventory accuracy is all improved. At FZ, we have the experience and innovative technology needed to set your P2L system apart.
Your automation and control systems are critical for your business—therefore, keeping them safe and running in optimal condition should be a top priority. Modernizing your legacy automation systems means more than just upgrading obsolete equipment. Instead we're able to provide a holistic approach that optimizes your system and ensures it's tailored to meet your current and future production needs.
Our team has performed numerous control system upgrades for various types of stamping presses for our loyal customers. We understand that simple upgrades can boost overall equipment productivity, reduce downtime, and keep you and your facility compliant. When it comes to upgrading your press controls, we’re your ideal project partner.
FZ can help you connect your HR systems with badge readers and PLC code to monitor and enforce operator runtimes.
Factory Automation & Robotics
We understand that your factory automation and robotics needs are unique. With strategy, collaboration, and skill, we give you customized controls and software that directly integrate with your system. From machine controls to inspection solutions to robotics, we’ll use our expertise to simplify and streamline your entire process.
From pick-and-place robots to cobots, from palletizing to precision assembly, we take pride in providing our customers with safe and effective robotic integration solutions. Our experience in robotics is vast and includes vision and integration, complex pathing, and more. From Fanuc to Motoman, you can be assured that we will help you figure it out, delivering a reliable result for all your robotic needs. Using model simulation and shop floor programming, we can improve and enhance your robot cell throughput, uptime, and mean time to recover.
We’ve been working with programmable logic controllers, programmable automation controllers (PLCs and PACs), and computer-based operational controls for over 30 years. So we know a thing or two about helping our customers choose the best solutions for their needs. Our engineers are fluent in many programming platforms (Rockwell, Siemens, Modicon, GE, and Mitsubishi, to name a few), and we work with the equipment you’ve already got in place to make the most of your existing systems.
At FZ, you’ll have developers for all your supervisor control and data acquisition (SCADA) needs. Our engineers and designers can update or create a solution for your industry. Over the years, we’ve worked with manufacturing, recycling, material handling, water/wastewater treatment, and food and beverage industries to improve uptime, reduce the cost of manufacturing, and ensure reliable operation from start to finish. We are able to select, install, and control from source to interface across your entire business. We have experience with all major SCADA packages, including Ignition, Microsoft, Wonderware, Rockwell, Citect, and WinCC.
We apply our knowledge and understanding of industrial vision to improve real-time inspection solutions. By utilizing machine vision inspection technologies and integration, our solutions can improve production, minimize defects, and reduce costs. Our vision inspection systems are compatible with dimensional, defect, character recognition and verification, and color analysis and verification.
IIoT & Digital Solutions
We understand that technology can be tricky, especially on an industrial level, but we’re passionate about helping manufacturers capitalize on disruptive technology. And getting started doesn’t have to be hard. We have a simple, step-by-step process that will shift the mindset of your organization to be technology-first, ensuring that our solutions work for you and not the other way around.
Our Industry 4.0 Workshops are designed to help drive real transformation for your facility.
We know it hasn’t always been easy to stay connected to what’s happening on the plant floor. Today, we’re bringing the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to your shop with a secure, reliable network designed for wherever you are on your I4.0 journey. We never take a one-size-fits-all approach, which means we provide customized, stair-step solutions to manage your OT assets, and make inroads toward an OT/IT convergence. We’re the experts when it comes to secure industrial networking infrastructure for today’s manufacturing and the demands of tomorrow. Let us show you how.
As a U.L. Certified Panel shop, we build panels of all sizes and complexities to fit our customers’ varying levels of control and automation needs. Our qualified team of experts can design custom solutions from the bottom up or take an existing design and bring it to life.
Recently, our team partnered with a national electrical vehicle company to upgrade four of their mechanical stamping presses, include one 1,000-ton Clearing Press, one 1,000-ton Danly Press, and two 800-ton Danly Presses.
As the world’s oldest and most innovative manufacturer of cellulose insulation, Nu-Wool’s products offer superior thermal and air-filtration properties that result in quiet, draft-free buildings and low energy bills.