Automation/Robotics

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.
Experts
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.

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

Motion Industries Acquires Braas Company

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

Comau Enters Agreement for IoT Predictive Maintenance

They are developing systems that analyze data to predict potential malfunctions, stop the machine tool and intercept trends in poor process quality.

FANUC America Named Top Workplace in Michigan

They are recognized for employee satisfaction for the fifth consecutive year.

 

Automation/Robotics: Products

Robotic Inspection Made Easy

Metrolog X4 I-Robot version v7 from Metrologic controls both the measuring device and the robot directly, eliminating the need for several software packages and a complex integration to control a robotic cell.

Smart Factory Shop Floor Monitoring

FactoryWiz Monitoring software from Refresh Your Memory transfers data to/from machines acting as FTP Clients, FTP Servers, or Microsoft SMB servers, such as sharing machine inspection probe data with quality systems for faster, improved in-process reviews.

Flexible, Scalable Manufacturing Performance Platform

The Argonaut MES from RedViking is the first manufacturing performance platform of its kind that lets users install only the manufacturing apps they need, only where they need them, and control them from a central location.