Custom Machine Designs And Automation Specialists

Designers & developers of all things automated

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


design service

Machine design & build

  • Automated
  • Semi-automated
  • Enhancements & upgrades
scientific research and development

Research and Development

  • Proof of concept
  • Early prototyping
software design


  • GUI, database
  • Apps, machine vision
  • Low level embedded control
result data sql database

Data logging and monitoring

  • Audit trail, LIMS, SQL
  • Trends, chromatographs, reports
computer aided design CAD computer aided manufacture CAM


  • Visualisation
  • Problem solving
custom electronics design


  • device testing
  • Reverse engineering
  • Interfacing, sensor technology
laboratory automation

Laboratory Automation

  • Microfluidics
  • Drug development
  • High throughput screening
3d printing

3D printing

  • We make printers!
  • Custom materials, GCODE software

A few examples of previous machines

All of our products are unique designs, we integrate many off the shelf components and can reverse engineer most systems if required

We have completed over 100 successful projects to date

Custom automated handling machine

For complex parts with variable geometry and wide tolerances


Torque and fatigue testing machine for titanium parts

Automated handling for factory ceramics

Epson SCARA robot and Collaborative 6-axis Robot working together

POC for ultrasonic welding of plastics

Microplate handling

Fully automated picking from source dish to plate well using vision system

Desktop open ended can laminating machine

What Our Customers Say

Here is what some of customers had to say after some recent projects we have completed

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

Professor W.R Johns (Director)
Haemair Ltd

"Of all the available machine designs we have come across in 30yrs of laboratory handling equipment, the most flexible and inventive design came from Automated Technologies. The vast wealth of experience really made our machine leagues ahead of anything else out there"

Roger Northwood (Director)

"Amazing machine building competances, CAD design was delivered in record time, and a great level of support. Automated Technologies is my number one machine supplier"

G.Singh (Director)
Pharmalytical Services Ltd