Custom Machine Designs And Automation Specialists

Machine designers and developers of all things automated

Automated Technologies Ltd - a British design and engineering company based in south Manchester, UK

Over 30yrs experience designing special purpose machines for many diverse applications

Software, electronics and mechanical engineering skills in-house to develop prototypes for all sectors

Product development, reverse engineering, R&D and proof of concept


we offer an engineering service to design and build your customised machine

Machine design & build

  • Automated Machinery
  • Semi-automated
  • Enhancements & Upgrades
early stage scientific research and development machinery

Research and Development

  • Proof Of Concept
  • Early Prototyping
  • Prove and Develop IP
result data into sql database for data analysis

Data logging and monitoring

  • Mesh Networks, Remote Access
  • Audit trail, LIMS, SQL
  • Trends, Chromatographs, Reports
computer aided design CAD and computer aided manufacture CAM service to design your machine


  • Prototype Design
  • Problem Solving
  • Visualisation
custom electronics and interfacing designs


  • Interfacing, IOT, Sensor Technology
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Repair and Servicing
lab on a chip and microfluidic laboratory automation to help develop your assay

Laboratory Automation

  • Drug Development
  • High Throughput Screening
  • Point Of Care Devices

A few examples of previous machines

We have completed over 100 successful projects to date

All of our products are unique designs, we can reverse engineer and improve / update most systems if required

we design industrial machines for handling complex parts

Custom automated handling machine

For complex parts with variable geometry and wide tolerances

a fatigue testing machine


Torque and fatigue testing machine for longevity of titanium parts

automated handling for a factory

Bespoke automated handling machine design for heavy factory ceramics

a 6-axis collaborative robot interfaced to a SCARA robot

Epson SCARA robot and collaborative 6-axis robot working together

POC for ultrasonic welding of plastics

our design for a vision system using opencv to inspect a 96 well plate

Automated microplate handling solution for pharmaceutical laboratory

Pick-place from source dish to well plate using AI vision system and custom gantry robot

automated laminating machine for early proof of concept

Desktop size prototype machine

Open ended can laminating machine design for printing company


Dual robotic arm cell for automated building of blood oxygenators (ECMO):
"I have no hesitation in recommending them for finding the best solutions in the shortest timescales - whatever the machine or budget"

Haemair blood pump design

Professor W.R Johns (Director)
Haemair Ltd

3000 hour torque test for titanium parts using SAW technology:
"With its history of innovation, Automated Technologies was a natural choice to design and build the dynamometer"

writeup from

"Competant machine build. Design was delivered in time and within budget with a great level of support too. Automated Technologies Ltd are my number one machine supplier for machinery automation services"

pharmalytical analysis

G.Singh (Director)
Pharmalytical Services Ltd