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solutions to all Industries.

Formed in 1988 and now part of L3 Technologies, MacDonald Humfrey Automation is a leading name in the supply of total turnkey system solutions to core industrial sectors.

The successful growth of MacDonald Humfrey Automation has given rise to a wealth of experience and talent in the field of tecnical automation and control technology that few others can rival...more

Latest News

September 2017

L3 MacDonald Humfrey Automation successfully installs four Mach-SmartLane’s® at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport integrating with Smith Detection X-Ray.

Following the recent appointment of MacDonald Humfrey Automation as the single approved full systems integrator for ASL’s with Smiths Detection in the US, we are pleased to announce the successful installation of four Mach-SmartLanes® at Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport (MSP). These initial four installations are a precursor to a further 20 additional installations planned across multiple airport sites over the next 3 months. The team behind the installation took just 11 days to install the ASL and attain site acceptance testing, allowing the lanes to be handed over to MSP for training ahead of schedule.

August 2017

L3 MacDonald Humfrey Automation successfully installs the final seventeenth planned new Mach-SmartLane® installation at Newark International Airport.

MacDonald Humfrey Automation successfully installs the seventeenth of 17-planned new Mach-SmartLane® installations inside United Airlines Terminal C, at Newark International Airport. The new installations featuring its automated tray return, Mach-SmartReturn® provides for easy loading and unloading of hand baggage for both passengers and checkpoint security operatives and the automatic return of trays after each use back to the front of the line, reducing passenger congestion and restoring the efficient and speedy throughput of passengers and baggage. MacDonald Humfrey Automation’s Mach-SmartLane® systems are fully designed and operational with the Mach-SmartView® Directive Search solution and have the Mach-SmartViewMatrix® system for Central Screening fully integrated.

July 2017
L3 MacDonald Humfrey (Automation) Ltd named as the only approved supplier for Smith Detection.

MacDonald Humfrey Automation is pleased to announce that we have been named as the only approved full systems integrator partner for Smiths Detection across multiple airports within the US. The company has been approved for the deployment of 24 Mach-SmartLane® installations across multiple airport sites within the United States and owns the status of being the only approved systems integrator partner selected and approved by the TSA for Smith Detection. MacDonald Humfrey Automation holds both TSA and CATSA approved supplier status for the deployment of its Mach-SmartLane®.

July 2017

L3 MacDonald Humfrey Automation in partnership with Comau UK successfully complete the installation and launch of the new Land Rover Discovery at Jaguar Land Rover’s (JLR) Solihull production facility.

This joint collaboration required two-years of meticulous planning and commissioning to complete largely due to the complexities of integrating a new model into an existing and running body-in-white production facilities. To minimize associated risk to JLR, state of the art virtual commissioning and 3D scanning techniques, developed in-house by MacDonald Humfrey Automation, were deployed and their applications proved pivotal to the success of the project. A dedicated team of robotic and software engineers seamlessly transposed the “virtually commissioned world” to that of the running production line across some 250 ABB industrial robots. By pushing the boundaries of automation technologies, MacDonald Humfrey Automation are successfully able to reduce the time, cost and risk often associated with body-in-white production facility installations.
November 2016

L-3 Acquires MacDonald Humfrey (Automation) Ltd

MacDonald Humfrey is a globally recognized leader in the deployment of operationally effective and efficient aviation checkpoint security solutions, as well as in the development of state-of-the-art process automation and collaborative robotic capabilities supporting aviation and other adjacent markets. More...

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