Author Archives: Shauna Ward

New Technology meets Old on Medical Device Assembly Machine

The first machine built by Ward Automation Sligo 23 years ago was a mechanical cam machine. We have leveraged our years of experience of cam design and combined the latest technology of a high-speed Delta robot (120 picks/min), vision guidance & inspection and servo control on a recently completed medical device assembly machine.
Our customer required assembly of 3 products. Our Sligo team created a highly flexible machine producing the 3 product lines within a small footprint, which reduces our customer’s cleanroom costs and other costs associated with running three separate machines.
The machine features a high-end stainless steel finish and 21CFR11 compliant audit trail with batch report.
Other features include custom step feeders, vibratory feed systems, spring assembly, O-ring assembly and force testing of the products.

Work begins on new Sligo manufacturing facility / Galway City facility expanded

Construction has begun on the new Ward Automation state of the art manufacturing facility in Sligo. The new factory is on a greenfield site in IDA Ireland’s Business and Technology Park and will give the company the modern facilities it needs to continue to grow. In addition, we have recently increased our floorspace in GalwayContinue Reading

Ward Automation are Finalists in Sligo Business Excellence Awards

The finalists of the Regional Skillnet Excellence Award were selected for their demonstration of commitment to upskilling their staff and investing in people as well as showing the importance of their team in relation to future growth plans. Ward Automation promotes a culture of learning throughout the company with a mentoring programme for graduates andContinue Reading

Ward Automation Summer Staff Outing 2018

Ward Automation had their annual end of summer staff day out last Friday. Previous years have seen us on activities like go-karting, blindfold driving and deep water fishing but this time we opted for Paintballing. We headed off to a remote jungle style location on the banks of the Shannon to Battlebridge. Staff split into teamsContinue Reading

Medical Technology Ireland Expo & Conference 2018

Ward Automation will exhibit at Medical Technology Ireland Expo & Conference, Wednesday 26th/ Thursday 27th September 2018 at Ballybrit Racecourse, Galway. See us at Stand number 30 in THE MILLENNIUM STAND. The two-day conference and exhibition will feature presentations by leading international Medical Device experts with thought-provoking guest speakers and on-stage interviews with key device executives. Located atContinue Reading

Technical Writer

The Role The Technical Writer role is crucial to the success of producing the company’s high quality automation equipment for use in the Medical Device and Pharma industries. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced quality engineer/technical writer to work with the engineering project team. You will have the opportunity of working with leadingContinue Reading

New State of the Art Factory for Sligo!

Planning permission has been approved for a new state of the art manufacturing facility to be built in Sligo. Established in 1995, Ward Automation is a leading manufacturer of world-class automation equipment providing to the medical device, pharmaceutical and high end manufacturing industries. Growing demands for the company’s ingenious automation solutions has secured the needContinue Reading

Finisklin Charity Cup

“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much!” – The statement fits perfectly when describing the Finisklin fundraiser event ran by Lotus Works. The team organised the “Finisklin Charity Cup” which took place on Wednesday, June 20th in the Showgrounds Astro Facility. It was wonderful to see so many Finisklin businessesContinue Reading

Achema 2018

This week Ward Automation engineers are at Achema in Frankfurt, Germany. ACHEMA is the world forum for chemical engineering, process engineering and biotechnology. Every three years the world’s major fair for the process industry attracts around 4,000 exhibitors from over 50 different countries to present new products, processes and services to 170,000 professionals from all overContinue Reading