About us

Highland Automation and Robotics is a company 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.

Fanuc Authorized

Highland Automation and Robotics is an Authorized integrator of FANUC robotics, and focuses on Allen Bradley/ Rockwell Automation controls and PLC’s. 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.

Quality Controls

At Highland, we used Rockwell (Allen-Bradley) for the majority of our machines. Other control platforms can be integrated upon customer request to fit within requirements.


With more than over 20 years of combined experience in mechanical, electrical, and automation engineering; you can relax knowing the job will be completed.

Parent Company

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