Automation/Robotics

Connected Machining

As manufacturing moves toward Smart Factories that optimize manufacturing processes, great advances in machine connectivity are adding value to automation, production data management and machine intelligence like never before.
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Automation/Robotics: Articles

Cobots Take Center Stage

Collaborative robots are changing the way humans do work and what types of work are considered valuable. Take a look at how they can offer more flexible production, better quality products with fewer resources, a safer working environment, improved employee quality of life – and more profitability.

Automating the Shop Floor

The Smart Factory connects and integrates real-time information, advanced technology and human ingenuity in the application of manufacturing intelligence to every aspect of the business. Welcome to competition in the Internet of Things.

More About Automating the Shop Floor

Another look at how the Smart Factory connects and integrates real-time information, advanced technology and human ingenuity in the application of manufacturing intelligence to every aspect of the business. Welcome to competition in the Internet of Things.

Technologies that will Shape Industrial Automation in 2017

We’ve come a long way since the introduction of the first PLC. Here are some of the key technologies that will shape industrial automation in the year ahead.

The Real Revolution Behind Smart Manufacturing

What is the sense in spending millions on automating your factory if your workforce could care less?

 

Automation/Robotics: Industry News

Universal Robots Launches Free Academy

These free robot programming modules deliver hands-on learning via interactive simulations that lower the automation barrier in small to mid-sized shops.

Geoteck is New Dealer for Hyundai WIA

They are their exclusive dealer of CNC machine tools and automation systems in the state of Michigan.

Motion Industries Acquires Braas Company

This deal expands Motion's presence in industrial plant floor automation.

 

Automation/Robotics: Products

Ultrasonic Cutting Workcell Reduces Operating Costs and Improves Trim Quality

The EcoTrim workcell from Yaskawa Motoman is adaptable to a variety of cutting methods: top layer only (kiss cuts), perforated line cutting and compression of foam or other thick materials.

Advanced Robotic Applications

The unique capabilities of the innovative AURA collaborative robot, the Rebel-S SCARA robot and the Racer5 robot from Comau demonstrate the ever-changing future of automation in a variety of applications.

One Digital Factory Platform, Endless Options

The unique software architecture of FASTSUITE Edition 2 digital factory software from CENIT can easily program robots and/or machine tools by using the process geometry defined on the workpiece and the available technology packages.