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Individually configurable software application packages from Liebherr can increase the control and reliability of robotic production in an Industry 4.0 operating environment.
Using Onsight Flow paperless work instructions from Librestream on their wearables for hands-free operation or on their smartphones and tablets, the digital field service worker can remotely inspect and troubleshoot assets quicker, safer and more consistently.
Using a tablet, smartphone or smart glasses for remote maintenance of sawing machines and storage systems, VisualAssistance from KASTO lets users send live videos to service experts and receive real-time visual assistance and information to correct faults, perform maintenance work, reduce downtime and minimize costs.
With this $190 million deal, AMETEK further integrates instrumentation data into cloud-based software and analytics.
EcoStruxure Augmented Operator Advisor augmented reality (AR) software from Schneider Electric brings together physical, real-life objects with virtual objects to increase operational efficiency, reduce costs and improve proactive maintenance.
The heavy duty, large reach MH900 Robot; the light 6-axis MotoMini for tabletop, floor, ceiling or wall-mount installations; and the Motoman AR1440 arc welding robot are some of the latest automation systems from Yaskawa Motoman that improve productivity in a wide variety of manufacturing operations.
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They reach a key milestone in keeping pace with the growing demand for automation in the metalworking industry.
Using FactoryWiz Monitoring and DNC, Anywhere-Remote for Kitamura machine tools boosts production by collecting live unbiased shop floor data, creating baseline metrics and identifying process improvement opportunities.
Here are three very big, very real factors that shops must embrace to compete in the fourth industrial revolution.
With the advent of technologies like the iPad, the field of predictive maintenance has now become an accessible, cost effective and achievable goal for many companies, from small shops to large factories. They can base an entire predictive maintenance platform on the iPad and utilize technology that is constantly improving.
Using the TechTool mobile app from Fluid Service Technologies on their iPhone or iPad, technicians can monitor fluid inventory, usage, waste and recycling on an unlimited number of machine tools.
Unison Ups Product Support Scope, Accessibility with ‘UltimateCare’
The rebranded service program facilitates selection of the right maintenance solutions, and also offers additional services such as CAD modellng, component prototyping and process optimization. Customers can choose services ala-carte or in tailored, bundled agreements.
Paperless Parts Launches Search Function to Expedite Quoting
Paperless Search, a digital search tool enhancing the quoting platform from Paperless Parts, provides easy access to all formats of historical data, and it’s available now to Paperless Parts customers.
In Development: New Laser System Creates Grease-Repellent Metal Surfaces
Funded by an EU grant, a European consortium is treating metal with high-power lasers that texture the surface with microscopic spikes that prevent grease and bacteria from sticking. Rough micro-topography acts like a bed of nails to stop dirt or liquid from attaching.