Custom Engineering Solutions

Custom Automation can provide a vast array of custom engineering solutions to suit your needs.

  • Mechanical Engineering & Design

    Custom Automations experienced Engineering team are involved from the concept and automation design, development of layouts through to the detail design, manufacturing and commissioning of equipment.

    Our Mechanical Engineers use a range of software tools for design and detail drafting, including:

    • Finite Element Analysis
    • 3D and 2D drafting and design modelling
    • Powerful calculation package
    • Simulation Modelling and Analysis

    CA use FEA to verify proposed designs. It is used in both new product design and the modification of existing designs to meet new specifications. Types of analysis that CA Engineering can undertake include:

    • Structural analysis
    • Fatigue analysis
    • Vibration analysis
    • Heat Transfer analysis

    3D Simulation software is often used by CA for proposed operating systems. The computer model simulation is combined with our technical experience to accurately represent the performance of the final operating system.

    Simulation is typically used for design improvements, product flow analysis and concept communication.

  • Electrical and Control Systems Design

    CA’s Electrical Engineers provide the design of integrated control systems to meet the specific project specifications with today’s high level of technologies and stringent safety requirements. A cost effective control solution can be developed for small and simple through to large and complex systems. Some of the specific in-house services our electrical engineers provide include the following:

    • All electrical and control panel design for automated systems
    • PLC code & SCADA development for all major platforms
    • Detailed drawing using CAD tools
    • Design topology and develop all Industrial networks
    • Commissioning and training
    • Operator Manual development

    CA’s electrical engineers have the expertise and experience to design and implement AS4024 / IEC61508 compliant control systems. These standards are guidelines to make plant and machinery safe to protect persons against risks to health and safety. Most older machinery and imported machinery manufactured to other standards do not comply with current safety requirement. CA can inspect existing machinery, make recommendations, design to comply with current standards and implement changes.

    The Custom Automation team of experienced engineers, designers and technicians can provide inspections, consultancy and conduct on-site training as part of a turnkey project or as stand-alone services.

  • Fabrication and Installation


    Workshop Capabilities

    Custom Automation’s well equipped 2,150m2 (23,000 ft2) factory is broken up into two distinct factories enabling unlimited flexibility when setting out for your project.

    An extensive range of metal fabrication equipment enables CA to efficiently process light to medium fabrication works typical of our industry. CA’s well-equipped stores and machine shop complements our effective capacity to ensure premium quality parts are guaranteed every time.

    Custom Automation are fully self contained when working on-site, with comprehensive site huts and equipment, supplemented by our fleet of light and medium rigid trucks which gives us the capability to handle almost any light, medium or heavy project.

    CA have an incredibly skilled and experienced team of trades-people with over 300 years of combined expertise in materials handling equipment manufacture. We have the experience, skill and equipment necessary to deliver your projects efficiently and effectively.


    Custom Automation have been installing equipment for over 50 years. Our team of engineers and trades people have developed high levels of experience and expertise in providing:

    • Finite Element Analysis
    • Fatigue Analysis
    • Modelling
    • Control systems design and supply
    • Project Management
    • Construction Management
    • Field Supervision
    • Safety Management
    • Equipment Installation
    • Plant Commissioning
    • Training

    A Safe Workplace is our top priority and CA is committed to providing a safe work environment.

    “Zero Harm”

    Most of our installation is on brown field sites, where planning and execution of the work is critical to have minimal impact on the operational plant. Our staff and site crews take on the responsibility for planning, quality and safety on the installation site with the priority of having production up and running on time.

    When the equipment is completely installed, commissioned and handed over to the client, our engineering staff can provide training and manuals for operators and maintenance personnel. We also offer post production standby and quarterly preventative maintenance inspections and reporting.

  • Concept and Feasibility Study

  • Project Management

  • Inspection Service and Repairs

    Custom Automation have a comprehensive range of materials handling equipment, expertise and service that cannot be matched by other materials handling companies.

    The value-added focus of our dedicated team of technical specialists helps to ensure the best possible return on your material handling system investment, whether it be a full turnkey system, a reliable project partner or quality spare parts, Webb wants to add value to that working relationship.

    Conveyor Inspection, Service and Repair

    CA Engineering and Technical Services Group have a variety of programs that will help to ensure that your conveyor system will continue to operate efficiently and reliably.

    • Conveyor System Evaluation
      A visual inspection to determine the general condition of the mechanical conveyor components. The findings are presented in a detailed report and summary in which recommendations are provided.
    • Computer Chain Pull Analysis
      A computer generated technical analysis of conveyor chain pull and chain tension report using specific loading conditions. This will help to identify existing difficulties and/or potential considerations.
    • Conveyor Troubleshooting Services
      An on-site evaluation to address specific conveyor components or mechanical difficulties. Brief punch list type reports and remedial recommendations are provided.
    • Conveyor System Feasibility Studies
      Webb Engineers can work with you to conceptualize and plan for any minor or major system revisions you are entering into. By utilising finite analysis our engineers can replicate almost any scenario you wish to grow into.

    Conveyor Parts and Accessories

    A full line of Genuine Webb® Conveyor parts and accessories for 3 inch, 4 inch, 6 inch Power and Free and I-Beam monorail conveyors; Unibilt® Enclosed Track Conveyors; Chain-on-edge; and Floor Conveyors.

  • Turnkey Solutions

    Custom Automation has over 50 years of experience providing services to heavy
    industry, specialising in the Automotive and Aluminium Smelting sectors. As part
    of a Turnkey solution CA can provide:

    • Engineering & Project Management services
    • Project Integration
    • Construction
    • Fabrication
    • Materials handling equipment
    • Installation
    • Integrated controls

    Custom Automation has an excellent track record for completing projects on time and on budget.

    We can also provide you with the following ‘value added’ services:

    • Experience gained through previous installations
    • Understanding of regulatory and safety requirements
    • Strong Project Management systems
    • Maintenance and Support Services

    We deliver on our promise

    Contact us today to see how we can help you