Advantages of the scanning tunnel


When carrying out our projects in the area of intralogistics, in situations where we do not have a precisely defined label position, we use a scanning tunnel. The system allows for reading the package from multiple sides, depending on the configuration, and transmitting the information to the control system.

The use of cameras in the tunnel enables:

  • the ability to read the label from any side of the package,
  • the ability to measure the package dimensions,
  • information about the precise position of the package on the conveyor,
  • taking the picture and transferring it to the database,
  • increased efficiency of package throughput.

The scanning tunnel allows for reading codes from packages of various shapes and sizes, from large cartons to small envelopes, for example.

LogiMAT fair is behind us


We can certainly say that it was a fruitful time full of interesting conversations.

We are happy that we participated in this event for another year and were able to exchange our industry experiences with so many automation and intralogistics enthusiasts.

Meanwhile, we are returning to work and getting in touch with the people we met.

See you next year!

Let’s meet in Stuttgart!


Only a few days left until the LogiMAT International Trade Show in Stuttgart.

We are excited to have the opportunity to talk to you in person.

If you are interested in how we can assist you in selecting and implementing suitable control systems for your requirements, please visit us at booth number 5F51 in hall number 5 and speak with us.

Come visit our booth at the largest intralogistics trade fair in Europe!

Safety in automation systems


Safety in automation systems is a crucial issue. In the control systems we implement, we take into account all the requirements of the Machinery Directive and harmonised standards. When designing safety circuits, we only rely on components from reliable manufacturers.

Every time before we begin the implementation stage, we evaluate the designed safety functions according to ISO 13849-1 standard. For this purpose, we use dedicated SISTEMA software. The calculations we perform assure us that the control system will achieve the required Performance Level (PLr).

For us, there are no exceptions – our control system must be reliable and prevent any potential threat. We must be sure that the machine we deliver to our client is fully safe.

Let’s meet at the LogiMAT fair


The biggest intralogistics trade show – LogiMAT is coming soon.

We’re happy to inform you that we will be at this event again. We’re sure that it will be a perfect opportunity to meet and speak to each other. To talk about the best solutions and meet new customers.

We’re looking forward to these days and already invite you to hall 5 on stand 5F51!

An article by our employee in a scientific journal


The key to success are good specialists.
We know about that, that’s why we employ the best experts.

Recently an article by one of our employees was published in a scientific journal.
Eryk wrote how the line optimization looks like. He listed each step and wrote the advantages of each solution. He showed how to perform work in the most satisfactory way for the client and how to minimize the risk of possible errors.

We’re happy that we create a space, where our employees can develop.

We encourage you to read!

We are commissioning another warehouse in the UK


Our team is performing tests of programmed lines. We are commissioning an advanced sort control system. It includes product transport and sorting. Our programming works include an advanced tracking system and integration with WMS.
System will help to reduce lead time and maximize performance of the internal delivery system. We carry out all works on time, ensuring the solid performance of each element. If you would like to learn more about what solutions we have delivered to our customers go here

KPI – increase efficiency and optimize processes


The logistics and automotive sectors generate a huge amount of data. An effective way to use them is the definition of key performance indicators – KPI (Key Performance Indicator), which are used to measure the degree of achievement of the organization’s goals.

In practice, depending on the analyzed object, various indicators are selected, such as total equipment effectiveness – OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness), work efficiency, order fulfillment time or MTTR (Mean Time To Repair).

Well-designed performance metrics allow you to quantify the performance of individual employees, lines, departments and plants.

When defining indicators, it is extremely important to focus on a few key parameters so that too many of them do not obscure the picture. The selected KPIs should take into account the most important processes/functional areas of the company.

The task seems simple, but only seemingly, because it is based on both knowledge and experience. We are happy to share our experience on this topic. Write to us –

It was a good year!


The intensive year is behind us. It was a time full of changes, successes and new experiences.

We’re proud because all of our 21 (bigger and smaller) projects were completed on time. For the next time we worked for global companies and every customer was satisfied with the system we’ve provided.

Paweł Wróbel joined our team in Katowice. Thanks to this our Katowice branch started to develop intensively.

Our first visit to Logimat in Stuttgart was also very successful because of the new business opportunities we found there.

We’re happy because we’ve got very committed and skillful employees and we know that we could do nothing without them.

2023 is ahead of us, full of challenges and interesting projects for which we are ready.

Merry Christmas!


Christmas is coming so we wish you a peaceful and warm time spent with your family. May the blessings of Christmas accompany you today and throughout the New Year! 🎄😀🎁

Integration trip to Beskidy Śląskie


At the beginning of December we were on a company integration trip to Beskidy Śląskie. It was a fantastic space to talk to each other, change experiences and relax.

We spent some time summarizing 2022 and discussing plans for the future. Nevertheless most of the time we enjoyed the charms of Polish winter, watched the World Cup, played bowling and ate delicious food. 😀

We are really thankful for this time and can’t wait for the next trip!

Conference: “Engineer of the 21st century”


Conference “Engineer of the 21st century” at the University of Bielsko-Biala is behind us. We’re very glad that we could participate in this event and share our knowledge and experience with students.

During his speech – our director – Paweł Wróbel talked about a typical warehouse with an automation system for transporting and sorting goods.

Additionally, during the whole time of the conference every interested person could come and talk to our PLC programmers – Mateusz and Robert. We’re happy that we aroused interest as a company and our employees could share their experiences and feelings related to their workplace.

Big thank you to University of Bielsko-Biala for the invitation and an excellent organizing of the event.

Invitation to conference: “Engineer of the 21st century”


We are pleased to announce that, as a company, we are one of the patrons of the international conference “Engineer of the 21st Century”.

It is a conference organized by the University of Bielsko-Biala. It brings together many specialists, students and PhD students. It takes place on December 9, 2022 and gives all the participants invaluable space to expand knowledge, share experience and meet with specialists working in the industry on a daily basis.

For those who come, it will also be an opportunity to get to know part of our Katowice team, ask about the details of the automation engineer work and to see first hand what the atmosphere in our team is like.

We are convinced that it will be a valuable time and we are extremely looking forward to this meeting.

Advantages of working as a PLC programmer


The great advantage of business trips is the opportunity to see the world.

Due to the fact that our projects cover various places in Europe and other continents, our employees have the opportunity to combine work with seeing many interesting and beautiful places.

The work of a PLC programmer is an ideal combination for someone who likes new technologies and business trips combined with the opportunity to immerse themselves in a different culture.

We know that working on facilities is very physically demanding, which is why we always make sure that our employees have the opportunity to rest during the trip.

Full technical support for implemented systems


Every project completed by us is made by the highest standards and precision. However, we are aware that after commissioning, unexpected situations can happen or there may be a need for minor changes not included in the customer’s specification. That’s why technical support service is so important.

Most of the problems we can solve remotely, but if it’s necessary, we come on site at a specific time.

Technical support offered by us may include following services:

  • Technical consulting,
  • Maintenance services training,
  • HOT-LINE (phone available 24/7),
  • Remote access with guaranteed reaction time,
  • Emergency on-site support.

We always solve problems as quickly as possible.

Write to us if you want to learn more.

Black sheep – charity run in the UK


During last month our employees one more time participated in a charity run in the UK.

We’re very happy that in spite of being at the commissioning they have time for different things than work.

To be effective during work, we need balance in our lives. That’s why we support our employees in combining their work time with private lifetime.

We’re glad that our company has such a well-integrated team. Dear employees – we’re happy that you are with us. 😉

We have started another project for a large food company in Ireland


The task of the system is to transport pallets with product to and from a warehouse freezer. Our scope is the delivery and commissioning of a complex control system for pallet transport and the operation of the warehouse airlocks. The challenge in this project is the operating temperature of the equipment and components, which is -25 degrees Celsius in the freezer.

The implementation of automatic transport will significantly improve the working conditions of the warehouse staff. An additional benefit of using airlocks is the saving of electricity used to maintain the minus temperature in the freezer.

We carried out the first tests of the pallet transport system for the cold store on time, which you can see emulated in the video.

If you are planning a similar project, we would be happy to share our experience. Feel free to contact us:

Our team in Katowice office has grown up with the next specialist!


We’re very happy that since the middle of September Mateusz has worked with us as a PLC programmer. We see that he is hardworking and committed to delegated tasks.

Mateusz said that in programming he likes the most freedom and a possibility of solving emerging problems in a creative way. He likes working in the way which gives the biggest advantages to the client and solves emerging issues.

Mateusz – we’re very happy that you are in our team and we wish you a lot of great projects completed with our company!

There isn’t only work in our lives!


Our employees, who are on commissioning in the UK, recently took part in a charity run MIDDLESBROUGH 10K. We are very glad that our employees also after work time, integrate and spend time together.

Our leading value is cooperation. That’s why we do our best for our employees to be pleased, create a great team and spend their time on the commissioning in the best way.

One more time we congratulate our employees ending the run and we have to say that we are happy to have you in our company!

Logimat Trade Fair – memories


It has been some time since the LogiMAT 2022 trade fair. The trade fair brought us many contacts and was an important part of our business development. We look back on this time with pleasure, so below are some memories from our visit this year.

There is still plenty of time left before next year’s Stuttgart trade fair, but we are already sure we’ll be there. We look forward to seeing you at our stand in April 2023!

We can integrate every SCADA system in your company!


Are you concerned about what is happening in your production? Do you need more information in real time? Do you want better management and control?

We can integrate every SCADA system in your company!

We have been implementing SCADA systems since 2010 for the world’s largest companies based on Atvise SCADA, Ignition, WinCC and others.

What can you achieve thanks to it?

  • assistance in diagnosing various types of failures,
  • real-time information about abnormalities and alarms,
  • status archive of all measuring and working devices,
  • the possibility of creating process-related reports,
  • improvement and increase of production efficiency,
  • remote monitoring of the process.

Thanks to the application of the SCADA system together with our company – Stevia Automation, you can be sure that your project will be executed at the highest level.

Write to us and find out how we can improve the control of your system.

Good news from Spain!


We’ve successfully finished our part in new warehouse project for Amazon in Oviedo lately. As a part of a greater team we’ve programmed an advanced sort control system.

It included a product transport and sorting system. The last tests in our areas were successfully completed, in which only a few of our engineers shown in the photo participated. The rest of our Poznań team is already working on another project in the UK.

We’re proud that we can take part in such demanding and responsible projects.

Decide to get virtual commisiong by Emulate 3D!


What can be done to increase confidence that the project will be completed on time and to minimise the number of problems during commissioning on site?

In our opinion, it’s worth to do virtual commissioning in Emulate3D!

What Emulate3D brings to the project:

  • Significantly shortens the time of system commissioning,
  • Reduces project costs thanks to the verification of design at the preliminary stage,
  • Provides the ability to test the system expansion without interfering with the already existing system,
  • Enables the verification of design assumptions and the selection of optimal system parameters before the start of implementation.

We prepare a 3D model for every system we make, so that we can be sure of a successful implementation before the physical start-up. We have seen and experienced that this type of approach increases the efficiency of the work and shortens the time of the project.

Creating and programming the control system, we can check our work and the customer can be sure that the project has been done correctly and flawlessly.

Read more here…

Welcome Robert to our team!


We’re glad that ambitious and reliable PLC programmer has been working for us since the beginning of July.

What Robert likes the most about programming is fact that when you write a program, you create something that will have a specific application.

In Robert’s opinion PLC programming is very cool because the code line effects are very real and you can see if the machine or the entire production line is working as planned.

We wish Robert effective development in Stevia and many projects completed successfully with us 🙂

Factory Acceptance Test meeting


Last Tuesday we organized FAT meeting and presented our work including comprehensive control and emulation of intralogistics system.

Thanks to emulation we could show the capacity and test the system without being on-site. Created digital twin was enough to do it.

Everything went good, so we are well prepared for commissioning on-site.

Loading of electrical equipment for the commissioning in Germany


On-site realization of our another big project has begun.
According to the project schedule we’re going to the facility in Germany to start electrical installation assembling.

Every time when we transfer our work from the office to on-site implementation, we feel excited and satisfied.

LogiMat trade show in Stuttgart


LogiMAT in Stuttgart – the biggest intralogistics trade show, is coming up in May.

The event gives a unique opportunity to all major solutions suppliers working in industrial automation specialized in intralogistics to gather in one place and showcase their capabilities.

We are proud to inform you that Stevia Automation will be taking part in the event so if you wish to speak with us or learn more about our solutions, we will be more than happy to chat with you if you happen to be there. Why did they decide to work with us?

Keep following our social media channels and stay tuned for more news from Stevia Automation.

Start new projects


It has been a while since our latest post but we’re back and we’d like to share with you some news about our company!

First of all we would like to share with you some great news!
Our office in Katowice is starting a new challenging project. So far we can reveal that it is a leader of consumer electronics distribution in Europe.

Why did they decide to work with us?

Because of our experience. So far we’ve delivered many control systems for various warehouses throughout Europe and offer our own fast and proven programming standard. Our work is always done by the best specialists and we use the newest solutions. The extensive experience with the web-based Atvise SCADA system was also a big advantage.

Check it here: Atvise SCADA

DemoSim – start new batch


Welcome to the next episode in our video series dedicated to our mobile presentation rig with the particular emphasis on atvise® scada system. Today we want to show you the sequence of starting a production batch and the short overview of the palletizing and wrapping areas.

Stevia Automation is an official integrator of Atvise® Scada. Should you have any questions in relation to Atvise® Scada or any other aspect of the presentation please do not hesitate to contact us.

DemoSim – service control


As mentioned in our previous post, we keep on improving our mobile presentation rig. In today’s video we want to show you our wireless approach to the service control of the automated system via GETAC tablet and Atvise® Scada launched from the Chrome browser.

Stevia Automation is an official integrator of Atvise® Scada. Should you have any questions in relation to Atvise® Scada or any other aspect of the presentation please do not hesitate to contact us.

DemoSim – general system overview


We are working at our recently upgraded mobile presentation rig. Previous version was build in 2019 and had different simulation approach. All system behavior was simulated in the PLC (transfer times, sensor activations, jams etc.) whereas new version uses Emulate 3D software for this purpose.

Stevia Automation is an official integrator of atvise® scada, therefore the system is controlled by this very software. Mobile presentation rig is equipped with some physical gear (key switches, buttons and lamps) to provide some basic interaction but the main purpose of the the rig was to present the capabilities of WEB SCADA, especially its wireless implementation on GETAC tablets. Both atvise® scada (development and runtime) and OPC server handling communication between PLC and SCADA are installed on small PC within the rig.

This is our first video dedicated to mobile atvise® scada presentation rig. Thanks for watching!

Should you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us.

Small conveyor system with Fanuc Robot and Echo Dot 3


We are in preparation to LogiMAT 2022, where we will show a small conveyor system created on 3D Printer. This installation will be also equipped with Fanuc Robot and Echo Dot 3 Voice control system.

Each visitor will have the opportunity to win a gadget on our stand, if he only knows the answer for the question which will be displayed on HMI screen and read by Echo device. The robot will then place the gadget on the first conveyor. The Contestant has to select the correct answer until the system transports the item to the penultimate conveyor. When the answer is correct the gadget will be transported to the last conveyor otherwise the robot will bring it back to the store place.

When no one is taking part in our game, the robot will play alone. What exactly will he do? Let it be a secret.

Prefabrication of control cabinets – electrical tests


Yet another four control cabinets will leave our workshop in the next couple of days. Although the project was demanding (delivering dates), we managed to complete it on time! Today we took the last measurements and did final electrical tests. We must make sure that the cabinets will work reliably for many years

Internal transport system tests in Emulate3D


One of the first projects where we used the Emulate3D environment to test our Stevia’s PLC/SCADA software Standard was a project consisting of transporting trays via a high-speed three-level lift using product tracking to four destinations.

The commissioned system works flawlessly and the tests performed reduced the commissioning of four identical internal transport lines to two weeks.

Design and building of control cabinets


In addition to PLC programming, our Katowice-based team also prefabricates control cabinets, switchgears, control panels, junction boxes and inverter cabinets based on either documentation designed by our engineers or received directly from the customer.

For better price accuracy tenders are preceded by cost estimation of preliminary material lists.
Thanks to the well-established relationship with our suppliers we can offer attractive prices for components and devices used in control cabinet construction.

Check our offer: Control cabinets

Voice control into our material handling demo system


Using the time between projects, we decided to implement voice control into our material handling demo system consisting of a FANUC industrial robot and conveyor system model. Voice control was based on Amazon’s Echo Dot 3 speaker. This, one of the most popular Amazon products, is not only a radio device. It is also a virtual intelligent assistant Alexa with many options which can be used in different ways. In our application we have connected Echo Dot 3 speaker with the Raspberry Pi using NodeRed software and have established Ethernet communication between Raspberry Pi and the Robot controller.

Below find a short video showing the first successful attempts of voice control of a robot program.
We are now working on a second step which is a voice controlled conveyor system with command confirmation feedback to Echo Dot 3 speaker. We will present the results soon.

LogiMAT – International Trade Fair for Intralogistics Solutions


Even though there is still quite a lot of time left, we would like to invite you now to visit our stand at the LogiMAT Stuttgart, the International Trade Show for Intralogistics Solutions and Process Management in March next year.
At the fair we are planning to present our offer covering complex automation and robotization services of material handling in warehouses.

In addition, each visitor to our stand will have a unique opportunity to enter the virtual factory thanks to VR technology used with the Emulate3D software.
Finally, we are going to show you a miniature transportation conveyor line with the Fanuc robot, which will deliver our gifts for everyone who takes part in a simple quiz.

Emulate3D + Goggle VR


A production line in a virtual environment? No problem! Prior to on-site commissioning our projects are thoroughly tested using Emulate3D (Industry leading emulation software).

Thanks to our own scripts, we can achieve the exact behaviour of any system element in a virtual environment, allowing us to build and properly test offline the entire, complex material handling systems.

Moreover, Emulate3D integrates with virtual reality glasses which allows us to immerse inside the virtual production hall with the tested system.

Detailed system test reports are coming soon!