MDCI Automation provides Product and System Design, Development, and Manufacturing services from conceptualization through serial production to clients in the Industrial, Commercial, Medical, and Defense markets.
The MDCI Automation Process
We conduct market research to discover product strengths and weaknesses in order to grasp the full scope of each individual project and put you ahead of the competition.
Our engineering team will collaborate with you to explore, brainstorm, and model technology solutions based on physical characteristics, operational requirements, user experience, product safety, ergonomics, production costs, throughput/cycle time/rates, etc.
Develop Product Specification
We analyze and interpret all gathered information and work with you to develop a product specification to align with your business, technical, and marketing objectives. This specification will be the basis of the development proposal. MDCI pays specific attention to market feasibility and budgetary production costs during this phase.
Phase 1 Design
Our team of engineers and your assigned project manager will get to work and begin the engineering process (mechanical, electrical, controls, software programming, etc).
At the end of the first design phase, MDCI will produce a (or multiple) functional prototype(s) for the purpose of testing design functionality and user experience.
Phase 2 Design
We will analyze and interpret the results of testing the functional prototype and will incorporate any necessary changes to the design. The result of this process with be a first article for testing.
We will analyze and interpret the results of testing the first article and will incorporate any necessary changes to the design for serial production.
All work that MDCI does is work for hire – which means that you own the design. At the end of the development process, MDCI will hand over to you a technical data package that will include all drawings, BOM, and any requested documentation (user manual, service manual, quick start guide, etc).
Certification Process Management
Depending on the product requirements, MDCI will help you navigate certification processes (UL, CE, CSA, FCC, etc.)
MDCI has a 30,000 sq ft manufacturing facility in Hatfield, PA, where we set up serial production of your product or system.
Software & Controls
MDCI specializes in multi-tier system design and implementation. Our knowledge is spread across multiple commercial control systems, software languages and industrial communications. We have designed and integrated numerous systems utilizing the technology listed below:
System Platforms: Allen Bradley, Siemens, B&R, Omron, Wago, Turck, GE, Mitsubishi, Beckoff, Lenze, Horner, Cognex Vision
Hardware: Lenze Servos Drives, Lenze VFD’s, SEW VFD’s, Horner HMI/PLC, Turck Remote I/O, Stepper Motors and Drives, GE Smart Block PC, Omron PLC, Maple Technologies, SSC Controller, Wago Remote I/O etc.
Programming Languages Structured Text, Ladder Logic, Visual Basic, VisiWin, C++, C, JAVA, Visual C, NET, Beckoff Twincat, Mitsubishi MELSOFT, GX Developer, B&R Automation Studio
Industrial Communication CanOpen, Device Net, Profibus, Interbus, Ethernet, Ethercat
Platforms: Windows, Windows IoT, Linux, VXWorks, Access
The anthrax bioterrorist attack on media outlets and US Senators immediately following 9/11 highlighted the security risks that existed at the United States Postal Service and demonstrated the need for better technology to monitor the mail processing system for threats. MDCI’s team of engineers, software developers and industrial designers were able to deliver a specialized working prototype that ensured safety to USPS millions of workers and customers. Read more details about USPS BDS here.
Designing an ergonomic workplace has become a central focus for senior management and human resources professionals alike. The United States Postal Service is no different. MDCI configured a simple and elegant solution that presented the mail at the right orientation for the operator and then exported the trays with electric rollers. The result was the production of 800 units for the United States Post Office facilities. Read more details about USPS Prep Stations here.
In conjunction with Northrop Grumman, MDCI provided 100 Flats Sequencing Systems designed to further automate the flats mail stream, which includes large envelopes, catalogs and magazines. FSS represents the next generation of flats automation by sorting mail to the delivery sequence of each carrier, thereby reducing manual sorting. Flat mail is a labor-intensive category of mail to process and deliver due to variations in size and thickness. Read more about the USPS FSS solution.
This easy-to-use cabinet with a compact footprint securely stores, dispenses and tracks distribution of scrubs, giving you full visibility of your inventory and usage. It comes paired with our fully-managed scrub rental and laundry program, which includes UHF RFID-chipped scrubs, enabling us to quickly scan scrubs for accurate tracking and traceability.
The supply chain challenges that surround vaccine distribution, storage, and management are prolific and inhibit a healthy world. While the industry has poured billions of dollars into developing better drugs over the last century, very little has been done to improve the distribution, storage, and management of those drugs. Weka Health Solutions, a software and solutions provider to the pharmaceutical industry, wanted to develop a smarter supply chain solution for vaccines. The team of engineers at MDCI designed a dispensing system that automates all aspects of vaccine administration so that health care providers can focus their time on the patient. Read more about the Weka Smart Fridge solution.
MDCI Automation has a history of providing engineering services, material handling equipment, automation equipment, and controls systems to major defense contractors and government agencies as a second- or third-tier supplier and also directly to U.S. government agencies as a small business.
What is MDCI Automation’s DUNS Number?
DUNS # is 118869408
What is MDCI Automation’s CAGE Code?
Cage Code 37BT3
What are MDCI Automation’s supported NAICS codes?
NAICS codes include:
333249 OTHER INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY MANUFACTURING
333318 OTHER COMMERCIAL AND SERVICE INDUSTRY MACHINERY MANUFACTURING
334419 OTHER ELECTRONIC COMPONENT MANUFACTURING
334513 INSTRUMENTS AND RELATED PRODUCTS MANUFACTURING FOR MEASURING, DISPLAYING, AND CONTROLLING IN...
334516 ANALYTICAL LABORATORY INSTRUMENT MANUFACTURING
335314 RELAY AND INDUSTRIAL CONTROL MANUFACTURING
541330 ENGINEERING SERVICES
541490 OTHER SPECIALIZED DESIGN SERVICES
Does MDCI Automation accept credit cards?
Yes, we can accommodate e-buy requests and accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards
A History of Service
What Government agencies has MDCI Automation served?
USPS (United States Postal Service)
What types of products and services has MDCI Automation sold to government agencies?
Material handling and Postal sorting systems
Specialized bio-detection component-handling systems
2398 N Penn Rd
Hatfield, PA 19440