Factory Automation - Articles, Stories & Interviews

Artificial Intelligence in the Factory

Because kinetic mesh is a mobile network, radios can go on any fixed or mobile asset on a manufacturing floor and still provide constant communications.

The Tale of the Painting Robot that didn't Steal Anyone's Job

Matt Simon for Wired: Today, three of these machines from Universal Robots handle the brute sanding and painting, while humans handle more complicated tasks like assembly. Some of these workers even turned into robot technicians.

Machine Vision Technology Update

Machine vision technologies based on CNNs and deep learning can be used profitably in a wide range of different industrial sectors and applications, allowing the automation and significant acceleration of inspection processes in the electronics industry, for example.

Robotics and Automation Transformation Omni-channel and Supply Chain

Decades of supply chain implementation translates to a strategic partnership in designing, implementing, and maintaining complex end-to-end supply chain enterprise solutions from transportation, labor, warehousing, and supply chain visibility.

Special Tradeshow Coverage for ATX West 2018

ATX West will be held from February 6th - 8th in Anaheim, California. This RoboticsTomorrow.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

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Factory Automation - Featured Stories

First Solar Is Using Robots to Better Tap the Sun

Chris Martin for Bloomberg Business Week: Even before Trump’s tariffs, the U.S. panel maker underpriced Chinese rivals with a spray-on, energy-absorbing metal and largely automated factories.

ABB is leaving the repair shop after transitional year - CEO

John Revill, Oliver Hirt for Reuters: “The last couple of years ABB was in the repair shop and now we are coming out. With political stability and digitalisation we have positive conditions and a better platform to participate in the upturn,”

Ocado's collaborative robot is getting closer to factory work

Matt Burgess for Wired: The ARMAR-6 prototype robot can help humans with basic maintenance tasks in prescribed scenarios. But it still needs to get smarter

CANADA: Deloitte future jobs report recommends basic income

Micah Kaats for BIEN: The researchers suggest that basic income may ease the strains of job displacement, provide support for individuals engaged in volunteer or social enterprises, and encourage entrepreneurial risk-taking.

Factory Automation - News Headlines

DNC Electronics Ltd Announce Large Stocks of a Wide Range of Fanuc Power Supplies All Available for Immediate Shipping

As the leading independent Fanuc specialist to the CNC machine tools industry, DNC Electronics Ltd hold a wide range of Fanuc power supplies designed to keep your Fanuc machine up and running.

Mencom Introduces Industrial Wireless Access Point to Protect Sensitive Data on the Manufacturing Floors

Mencom offers Industrial Wireless Access Points providing a reliable, robust, rugged, and cost-effective solutions to industrial applications that require a wireless connectivity.

New Micro Gripper Allows Fragile Part Handling as Low as 2.5 Gram Force

Small gripper capable of low, controlled forces can do work and verify the quality of that work at the same time.

Factory Automation - Featured Product

Qc Industries - As40: The Ultimate User-friendly Conveyor

Qc Industries - As40: The Ultimate User-friendly Conveyor

AS40 Conveyors are designed for ease of use and simple integration with robotic applications. Built on a rigid aluminum frame, they feature tee slots for rapid accessory mounting and a tail that flips up at the push of a button for easy under-belt cleaning and belt changes. Nosebar tails are available for transferring small parts between conveyors. All conveyors include a 10 Year Warranty and most are available with a fast five day lead time.

Factory Automation - Featured Company

MMP Inc. / MIDWEST MOTION PRODUCTS, INC.

MMP Inc. / MIDWEST MOTION PRODUCTS, INC.

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