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.
The goal is to expand seamless, highly integrated automation solutions in CNC and robotic applications.
John Serflilippi is the new president and interim chief executive officer of this manufacturer of robotic end-of-arm tooling.
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..
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.