Author Archives: Shauna Ward

Ward Automation receives ISO 9001:2015 certification

Ward Automation is proud to announce its successful transition to ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System, in both the Sligo and Galway facilities effective 2nd January 2018.

Our decision to upgrade our systems from ISO 9001: 2008 to ISO 9001:2015 demonstrates our commitment to providing a first class services for our customers.

We are committed to designing and manufacturing automated machines and special purpose equipment which performs to the highest quality and reliability to fully and consistently meet the customer’s requirements.

Epson Robotics

Epson recently released a low cost T3 SCARA Robot to complement their existing range, it is an “all-in-one robot” as the controller is built into the arm. It is easy to install, saves space and is ideally suited to pick & place and material handling applications. We have integrated the T3 robot on a numberContinue Reading

Catheter Coat & UV Cure

Catheter Coat & UV Cure

Application and UV curing of hydrophilic coating are important processes in the manufacture of catheters and other minimally invasive delivery systems. We have recently shipped a custom-designed fully automated Coat and Cure machine to an overseas customer, having built several similar machines in recent years. Key machine features include: Two coating layers Immersion speed, immersionContinue Reading

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Our offices will be closed for the Christmas and New Year holidays at 5pm Friday 22nd December and will reopen on Tuesday 2nd January. We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Administration and Purchasing Assistant

Maternity Replacement of 6-12 months. The role involves a combination of purchasing and general office duties. Role Procure materials/components from suppliers Processing purchase orders and invoices efficiently using the company ERP system Liaise with suppliers on pricing and delivery schedules Verify deliveries correctness, enter goods received information and invoices General office duties The Candidate MinimumContinue Reading

Senior Equipment Design Engineer – Galway City

You will be a leading member of a cross-functional team, responsible for design and build of automated equipment of significant complexity, to meet quality, budgetary and schedule requirements. Operating to highest quality standards for blue-chip multinational clients, key responsibilities include effective communication with internal and external stakeholders, mechanical design of equipment, project execution, equipment debugContinue Reading

Equipment Design Engineer

Key Responsibilities: You will be part of a cross functional team of engineers with project management responsibilities for delivering projects, liaising closely with customers and understanding their requirements. Will ensure all project requirements are delivered on time and in budget to the highest quality standards. Communicate effectively with all the stakeholders, adhere to and continuouslyContinue Reading

Using Proof of Principle to develop a Bag Folding Machine

Using Proof of Principle to develop a Bag Folding Machine

With the increasing need to automate difficult manufacturing processes to achieve efficiencies, the PoP (Proof of Principle) approach is becoming a smart stepping-stone for automation projects while also minimising risk. This is especially so with manufacturing processes for which there is not an obvious automation solution. A manually intensive operation of folding medical bags isContinue Reading