A looming skills gap that must be filled. Robots taking away jobs. Shops fighting to keep jobs in our country. How about some promising news regarding our manufacturing sector?
Smart technologies and augmented reality are a growing part of the future of manufacturing. Shops must embrace this growing interaction between humans and computer systems in order to remain competitive in the future. Are you ready?
The WiFi USB Connect from Shop Floor Automations emulates a USB stick by allowing the machinist at his machine tool to share wireless network files, email, FTP, SMB, and cloud services with other PCs.
Metrolog X4 I-Robot version v7 from Metrologic controls both the measuring device and the robot directly, eliminating the need for several software packages and a complex integration to control a robotic cell.
Synchro-Form adaptive bending technology from LVD Strippit automatically maintains angular consistency and geometric profile when handling, positioning and bending large parts with multiple bends.
Automating the shear section of an ironworker with a simple stop and some software is a relatively easy way to reduce cycle times on both shearing and setup and improve part accuracy, eliminate rework, and improve material yield.
Factories in the future will be able to run automatically, for the most part. We are only at the start of this revolution, with a lot more development and integration to come, covering every aspect of a business and the performance of its machinery and resources.
Predator Software updates from Shop Floor Automations provide specific solutions for machine monitoring, DNC communication, CNC program editing, document control and tool management.
The TigerSPC caliper set from TigerStop easily measures parts up to 16 ft.
With an NC Controlled Feed System from Dake, any semi-automatic ironworker, cold saw, drill press, or punching machine can easily be turned into a fully automatic production tool.