Intelligent Factories: The Fourth Industrial Revolution

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.
Automation/Robotics: Articles

FANUC Collaborates with Rockwell Automation

The goal is to expand seamless, highly integrated automation solutions in CNC and robotic applications.

Applied Robotics Appoints New President

John Serflilippi is the new president and interim chief executive officer of this manufacturer of robotic end-of-arm tooling.

DMG MORI Installation at Leeds University

The DMU 40 eVo linear in situ with Graham Brown.
The University selected a DMU 40 eVo linear for its 18,000 rpm spindle speed, 5-axis continuous machining capabilities, dynamic swivel rotary table, linear drives and small footprint..

National Robotics Week Encourages Interest in STEM

Yaskawa Motoman hosted students from local schools and universities, including Alter High School, Carroll High School, Franklin High School, Dayton Early College Academy, Edison Community College, Mother of Mercy, Sinclair Community College, The Ohio State University and Troy Christian. 
Yaskawa Motoman celebrated National Robotics Week by inspiring local students to become involved in STEM courses and pursue careers in robotics, where job opportunities continue to grow as more companies implement automation to meet production demands.

Co-Operative Robots Take Center Stage

Dense clusters of robots, requiring no complex computation, can swarm like bees or a flock of birds to carry out tasks collectively and pave the way for robot ‘swarms’ to be used in the agricultural industry, for example, where precision farming methods could benefit from the use of large numbers of very simple and cheap robots. 


Automation/Robotics: Products

How a Flexible Manufacturing System Advances the Science of Machining

Take a look at how this flexible manufacturing system (FMS) from Makino has become a cost-competitive solution for the high-mix, low-volume production requirements at Micro-Mechanics.

Unattended Machining

This automated machine-tending package, designed by Gosiger Automation, features a Fanuc M-10iA six-axis, industrial robot integrated to a Hardinge T-51 CNC multi-function sub-spindle lathe and a Renishaw Equator™ programmable comparative gage.
The ultimate goal in the trend toward greater automation in machine shops is unattended machining. Here is a review of some of the latest integrated machine tool systems that can help shops achieve that goal.

Advanced CNC for Basic Milling and Turning Machine Tools

The Sinumerik 808D Advanced T from Siemens Industry is the ideal choice for basic turning machines or turning centers without a Y-axis, with the option of driven tools, while the Sinumerik 808D Advanced M offers advanced surface finish and the SINAMICS V70 drive platform from Siemens, all with an attractive price-to-performance ratio.   
The new Sinumerik 808D Advanced CNC from Siemens Industry offers up to five axes / spindle motion control on a single machine channel, with drive bus communication between the CNC and drive for better position control, data transfer over standard Ethernet protocol, plus Auto Servo Tuning (AST) for superior surface quality and repeatable part accuracy in mold and die applications. 
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