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Automated Technologies Ltd, a British design and engineering company based in south Manchester with 25yrs experience worldwide inventing solutions using robotics, electronics, software and mechanical designs for many diverse applications.
Multidisciplined, we offer innovative design assistance and support for prototypes and invent novel solutions with you for R&D, laboratory and manufacturing processes.

We are a very responsive and adaptive company and take great pride in turning new inventions into reality using unique designs for proof of concept, enhancement, increasing throughput, efficiency and general problem solving - especially scientific.
We are genuinely interested in drug discovery and biotech acceleration such as genetic engineering, through the use of 24/7 automation and machines.

Our design work can qualify for up to 30% grant funding, but it is our flexibility and adaptability that is our greatest asset as we understand how important early stages of collaboration can be.
We backup our services with the supply, or hire on loan custom automation equipment such as robotic manipulators to kickstart your research or device testing.
Contact us for a free consultation, process review or quote.


design service

machine design

laboratory automation

Laboratory Automation
high throughput screening, microfluidics
drug development, device testing

computer aided design CAD computer aided manufacture CAM

Problem solving

custom electronics design

Interfacing, sensor technology
Reverse engineering

software design

Low level embedded control
GUI, database, apps, machine vision

scientific research and development

Research and Development
Proof of concept
Early prototyping

result data sql database

Data logging and monitoring
Audit trail, LIMS, SQL
Trends, chromatographs, reports

3d printing

3D printing
Custom materials
We make printers!

Machines for hire

Our speciality is helping startup and early stage bioscience companies with low cost custom solutions. Being flexible we can interface with or enhance
your existing machines. Please contact us for a free no obligation quote as we are more adaptive than any of our competitors for benchtop solutions

design 3d printer hire
laptop pc software hire
benchtop robot arm
3D printer for hire:
Build envelope: 200mm(W) x 200mm(D) x 140mm(H)
3 colours in materials: PLA, HDPE or ABS
3mm ø filament, speed is ~15.0 cm3 per hour solid
Max X and Y axis speed of 725mm/s
We can also supply the PC and software / training to use it.
Supplied with filament material if required (additional fee).

Rent at a daily hire rate of approx. £35.00
PC based control systems for hire:
Linux or Windows, for control, logging and diagnostics

Please email for further details

Fanuc LR mate 100ib 5-axis industrial robot
Very fast - requires 3phase (240v or greater) supply

Rent (excluding custom end effector hire cost) at a daily hire rate of approx. £150.00

Due April 2017: Four small SCARA type pick-place laboratory robot arms for hire, reach 360deg x 300mm, resolution 1mm, running on a gantry up to max. 3m

Each with their own easy teach touch-screen controller with USB (csv file) logger. They are collaborative (so safe without conventional guarding)

Rent from a daily hire rate of just £149.00