Take a look at how PC-based control technology is turning visionary Industry 4.0 concepts into profitable "smart factories" through the use of Google Glass in automation, all-in-one robot and machine tool control, and standard OPC UA connectivity.
A new era of highly efficient, flexible and customizable mass production requires software and analytical systems that turn the deluge of data produced by intelligent factories into useful and valuable information.
What used to take seven or eight operations can now be done in two, and one job, which took three standard weeks can now be completed in three days with 24 hour running, according to the company's managing director.
Ideal for material handling, material removal and welding, the TMO extends Motoman robot work envelopes.
Since installing the system, the shop more than doubled their warehouse space and increased their workforce by 45 percent.
The new plant supports the $7.5 billion sales market in the U.S., which is the company's largest.
This turnkey system from ABB Robotics increases grinder utilization by up to 60 percent over manual machine tending and can handle most any part.
This is the only wireless DNC system that can communicate directly to a CNC that comes from the manufacturer with just a USB port.
ABB Robotics offers the new IRB1200 robot family, the FlexMT machine tending cell, and part handling with the higher payload FlexPicker delta robot for job shops of varying sizes serving different industry sectors.