Methodology



Silverstone Automation delivers custom equipment that meets customers’ performance requirements and generates an excellent return on investment.

To achieve these goals, Silverstone works closely with customers to understand their product, their processes and their unique manufacturing-specific knowledge. To successfully meet customers’ needs, Silverstone initiates a seven step process.

  • Discovery
  • Draft Proposal/Concept Review
  • Proposal Submission
  • Project Kickoff
  • Design Review
  • Acceptance Testing
  • Delivery


Silverstone Automation conceives, designs, and manufactures custom equipment tailored to your application. Customers with unique products and specialized processes come to Silverstone for automation solutions.

Silverstone often connects with customers early on, starting with the R&D bench-top machines and transitioning through to the automated production lines. We target the level of automation that suits our customers’ needs. Silverstone delivers turn-key equipment to meet customer goals of reduced manufacturing costs, improved product quality, and operator safety.

Silverstone’s foundational expertise is in the medical industry. We also serve the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and consumer products industries.

One-off machines often present new process challenges and Silverstone is continually adding new process experiences to its long list of accomplishments. To name a few processes, Silverstone has direct experience in: adhesive bonding, curing, lubricating, dipping, leak testing, vision inspection, vision-guided pick and place, RF induction heating, catheter assembly, cannula assembly, electronics testing, sealing, robotics, power and free conveyors, and inkjet printing.

Silverstone’s machines meet relevant Category 3 safety requirements and NFPA 79 standards.


From the discovery information, Silverstone creates a high-level concept captured in a draft proposal. Silverstone works with the customer to refine the draft proposal until it correctly addresses the customer’s needs.

At this point, Silverstone submits a formal fixed-bid proposal for review.


After receiving a customer purchase order, a formal design review is the first milestone. From the proposal’s high-level concept and customer-provided information, Silverstone creates a detailed 3D model of the customer’s machine.

Silverstone presents the 3D model to a relevant group of customer employees for critique and discussions. One by one, subsystems are reviewed and either released for completion or scheduled for a second review.

After release, the machine is fully detailed and released for manufacturing.


Silverstone fabricates, debugs, and tunes the machine’s performance. To perform these tasks, Silverstone manufactures the customer’s product in the way that will occur on the customer’s floor. Development continues until the machine meets the targeted performance values.

When the performance values are met, the customer visits Silverstone to participate in a factory acceptance test. The details of the test are customer-specific and agreed upon prior to the testing. The test results demonstrate that the machine meets the terms of the proposal.

The machine is packaged and ready for pick up.