Factory Automation Systems, Inc.

Factory Automation Systems is a full service systems integrator that provides turnkey automation solutions to manufacturing companies across the U.S. Our core competencies include design and implementation of solutions with programmable controllers, manufacturing information systems, drives, motion control and robotic systems. We deliver automation systems to customers from diverse industries – building products, metals, automotive, food processing, consumer products, chemicals and more.

The motivation to automate processes has been fundamentally the same for years - make more product, improve quality, reduce direct labor, increase flexibility. Factory Automation Systems has been on the leading edge of plant automation since 1992, and we would appreciate an opportunity to put our experience to work for your company.

Automation Control Systems

Information Solutions

Motion Control Systems

Robotics & Machine Vision

RIA Certified Integrator

Robotic ROI Calculator

The Robotic Industries Association posted an on-line version of Ron Potter’s ROI Calculator for robot systems.  An industry veteran of 40+ years, Ron is our Director of Robotic Applications and an Engelberger Award winner for innovations in the robotic industry.

The calculator allows the customer to enter total installed cost, labor rates, manpower savings and operational and maintenance costs.  The output includes the break even point and savings for labor and productivity over 15 years.

Link to ROI Calculator

For assistance in evaluating ROI for your next project, please contact Ron at (770) 996-6955 x453.

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Assembly & Packaging

Material Removal

Material Handling

Georgia Tech enrollment

Ross Pryor and Mark Ligler enrolled at Georgia Tech and lived in the same dorm. Mark had a car, and a friendship was formed.

Mark Ligler graduates from Georgia Tech

Mark Ligler graduated from Georgia Tech with a Mechanical Engineering degree and started his career with a pump manufacturer.

Ross Pryor graduates from Georgia Tech

Ross Pryor graduated from Georgia Tech with an Electrical Engineering degree. Ross started with EZ Go Golf Car Company and later became a plant engineer with Johns Manville Corporation.

Intro to designing control systems

At Johns Manville, Ross took on his first programmable controller system. He hired a local systems house that specialized in PLC applications.

Technical Director

Ross joined the Atlanta-based systems integration company as the Technical Director and launched his career in the integration business. His first assignment? Finish the PLC project at Johns Manville!

Mark Ligler recruited

Ross recruited Mark Ligler to join the integration company as an engineering manager and later VP of Engineering.

Factory Automation Systems Founded

After the integration company was acquired, Ross left and founded Factory Automation Systems. Mark joined a few months later.

CRA partnership

FAS established a partnership with Ron Potter's company, Creative Robotic Applications. CRA offered turnkey robot solutions, and FAS provided the control systems.

First coordinated DC drive application

FAS completed its first coordinated DC drive application at a building materials company. FAS has specialized in coordinated drives and servo systems as a core competency from the founding of the company.


Ross and Karen Pryor, Halloween 1993

Engelberger Award

Ron Potter won the Engelberger Award, which is a lifetime achievement award for contributions to the robot industry.

Turnkey Robotics Integrator

FAS became a turnkey robotics system integrator specializing in machine tending and material handling applications. Ron Potter joined the company as the Director of Robotic Applications.

Robotic Industries Association

FAS joined the Robotic Industries Association.

FAS 20th Year Anniversary

Certified Robot Integrator

FAS was recognized by the Robotic Industries Association as a Certified Robot Integrator. http://www.robotics.org/company-profile-detail.cfm/Integrator/Factory-Automation-Systems-Inc/company/308

Georgia Tech Gold & White Gala

Mark and Jackie Ligler

FAS joins the Rockwell Automation Recognized Systems Integrator program.

Ga. Tech Gold & White Fundraiser

Navya, Buzz, Chad

RIA Certification

FAS renewed our certification as an RIA Certified Integrator.

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