Automation/Robotics

Seeing the Way to the Factory of the Future

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Automation/Robotics: Articles

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.

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.

 

Automation/Robotics: Industry News

Acieta Names New CEO

Robert "Robby" Komljenovic is their new chairman and chief executive officer.

Okuma America Receives Award for Philanthropy

They are the recipient of the 2017 Mayor’s International Community Award for their contributions to higher education.

Mazak Appoints New Southwest Regional General Manager

Christopher Papke will take over for Dana Scott, who is set to retire.

 

Automation/Robotics: Products

Connecting Machines, Connecting People: Re-Connecting Meaning with Work

FreePoint tools connect any machine to the cloud simply and cost effectively, regardless of machine type, brand or age, and without any modification to the machine, the control, the processes or IT system – often for less than $1,000 and one hour installation time.

Versatile Machine Monitoring Automates and Increases Machine Tool Productivity

The new DTect-IT monitoring system and other advanced technologies from Caron Engineering optimize the cutting process, reduce cycle time, allow unattended operation, provide machine process diagnostics and eliminate operator data entry errors.

Low Cost, Easy to Use MES Software for Small Shops

BellHawk uses barcode tracking and mobile computer technology to track the receipt and put-away of raw materials, their conversion into finished products through a sequence of operations and the packing and shipping of finished products to customers.