A robot can now replace a machine tool in certain applications, bringing a high level of flexibility to use different tools in the 3D space that changes the way processes and component design are viewed.
Increasing demands for shorter lead times, improved quality and lower costs mean shop managers should seriously consider automation as an investment in long-term dynamic growth and flexibility.
The Holy Grail in manufacturing automation lies in machine tool monitoring and the growing impact of network communications on equipment effectiveness for manufacturers.
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.
Both organizations serve the global motion control and motor industry.
They have installed 10,000 robots around the globe that are controlled by B&R mapp technology.
The addition of Adept robotics technology will strengthen the industrial automation business of OMRON.
The AMICO robot from Comau is the next step toward an increasingly precise and effective future of machine-machine cooperation and, progressively, man-machine cooperation.
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.