About Us

Highland Automation and Robotics was formed by the owners of Hermance Machine Company to address the need for customized automation and robotic solutions in wood, plastics and composites manufacturing facilities. Highland Automation and Robotics aims to provide value engineered solutions customized for the application. Utilizing a combination of customized automation, robotics, and machinery best suited for the application, our aim is to maximize the capacity and quality while minimizing the labor of operations key to the competitiveness of our customers.

Highland Automation and Robotics is an Authorized System Integrator of FANUC robotics, and focuses on Allen Bradley/Rockwell Automation controls and PLCs. We utilize components from many manufacturers, including non-Rockwell Automation components when best suited for the application. Other controls and components are available for use upon request, although Rockwell Automation is our preferred source.


At Highland we use Rockwell (Allen-Bradley) for the majority of our machines. Other control platforms can be integrated upon customer request.

With more then over 20 years of combined experience in mechanical, electrical, and automation engineering, you can relax knowing your in capable hands.

Highland is a child company of Hermance Machine Co. which was established in 1902 bringing over a century of wood working industry experience.