Vention & ATS Automation Partner To Offer Browser-Based Design Of Smart Conveyance Systems

Jan 27th, 2020 /

Partnership accelerates the design of automation cells for the most demanding industrial applications

CAMBRIDGE, ON (January 27th, 2019) Vention, a next-generation digital engineering platform for machine design, is proud to announce its partnership with ATS Automation to provide fast design and concept validation for SuperTrak CONVEYANCE™ systems. This partnership combines Vention’s cloud-based machine design platform with ATS’s automation expertise to accelerate the design of automation cells for applications that require high throughput, high precision, and minimal footprint.

ATS’s SuperTrak GEN3™ modular conveyance components are now available on Vention’s cloud-based platform. Users can log onto to easily design their cell with the SuperTrak CONVEYANCE™ foundation by choosing the number of modular track sections, high-speed shuttles, and other components using the 3D MachineBuilder™, its free on-line CAD platform.

To help users get started, Vention and ATS have created several public designs showcasing the integration between each of their modular components. Users can browse through a selection of sizes for the conveyance platforms, as well as “base modules” that can be attached around the conveyance track. Assemblies can be customized as needed to create semi or fully-automated production lines quickly and easily.

With a simple click, Vention users are now able to request a quote from ATS Automation. Beyond the online integration, ATS Automation and Vention work hand-in-hand to provide world-class support to users interested in high-speed, high-precision, automated solutions.

“We are proud to work closely with a world leader in industrial automation that is also based out of Canada. It was natural to work together as our businesses are complementary in their offering and comparable in their dedication to customer service,” said Étienne Lacroix, founder and CEO of Vention. “We’re very excited about the current and future opportunities that will arise from this partnership.”

“We’re excited about what this partnership will offer our customers,” said Simon Drexler, Director of LMT products at ATS Automation. “SuperTrak CONVEYANCE™ platforms allow manufacturers to build more flexible, compact, and scalable manufacturing systems. Now, by partnering with Vention, they can easily concept and design their cells using SuperTrak GEN3™ as their foundation.”


Vention is a next-generation digital manufacturing platform for machine design, enabling engineers and other manufacturing professionals to design, order and assemble custom factory equipment in just a few days. Vention’s AI-enabled, cloud-based MachineBuilder 3D™ integrates a comprehensive library of modular parts for applications such as automated equipment, robot cells, tooling, and conveyors. The company was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Montreal, Canada.

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About ATS

ATS is an industry-leading automation solutions provider to many of the world’s most successful companies. ATS uses its extensive knowledge base and global capabilities in custom automation, repeat automation, automation products and value-added services, including pre-automation and after-sales services, to address the sophisticated manufacturing automation systems and service needs of multinational customers in markets such as life sciences, chemicals, consumer products, electronics, food, beverage, transportation, energy, and oil and gas. Founded in 1978, ATS employs approximately 4,400 people at 23 manufacturing facilities and over 50 offices in North America, Europe, Southeast Asia and China. The Company’s shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol ATA.

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Holly Ritchie, Marketing Specialist LMT Products