Factories of the future - What will manufacturing facilities look like in 2044

The landscape of manufacturing is set to evolve dramatically over the next two decades, as cutting-edge technologies redefine the way we produce goods. To envision what the future may look like, we do not need to rely solely on idle speculation.

Troubleshooting Robots - Enhancing Manufacturing Security Through Innovative Troubleshooting

Here, Ryan Guthrie, vice president at TM Robotics, distribution partner of Shibaura Machine, explains how advanced robot controllers can provide enhanced troubleshooting in smart factory settings - while prioritizing data security.

Digital Transformation and the Smart Factory

The Smart Factory at Wichita (TSF@W) provides a risk-free environment for companies to explore the art of the possible and gain insight into the latest technologies through an immersive, hands-on experience.

Exploring the $75 Million Ford Robotics Building

In May 2021, Ford opened the doors of its new Robotics Building as part of the University of Michigan. This massive structure is four stories tall and covers 134,000 square feet.

Robots Partnering With Humans: at FPT Industrial Factory 4.0 is Already a Reality Thanks to Collaboration With Comau

What will the factory of the future be like? How will it be organized? To answer these and many other questions about the Industry 4.0 production model, all it takes is a trip to the FPT Industrial Driveline plant in Turin.

SCARA Robots for fast-cycle automation in a Smart Factory Environment

As for the TS5000, its communication functions enable real-time data transmission between the robot and controller, allowing manufacturers to integrate the system into a smart factory environment.

Xpeng Opens Up New Smart EV Factory

Spanning a planned area of 3,000 acres (2 million square metres), it has five cutting-edge workshops including stamping, welding, painting, final assembly, and battery pack production.

Discussing ATX West with Staubli

"Stäubli's vision for the factory of the future is built on interconnected devices that operate collaboratively with humans to improve efficiency and the quality of goods," said Sebastien Schmitt, Robotics Division Mgr of Stäubli NA." Booth #4524

Robots or Cobots: Which to Choose?

Today's plant managers are faced with a dearth of automation technologies but it's not always obvious what will work best. There is rarely, if ever, a one-size-fits-all approach.

Hiring for the factory of the future

Written by Simon Richardson ANCA Product Manager: As your operations are transformed, you will need a workforce that knows how to take your business into the future time and time again. This means rethinking how your hire, and how you upskill existing staff.

World Economic Forum: A.I. and robotics will create almost 60 million more jobs than they destroy by 2022

Saheli Roy Choudhury for CNBC: The outlook for job creation is more positive today because companies better understand what kind of opportunities are available to them due to developments in technology, according to WEF.

IMTS 2018 TO BE FIRST SHOW TO FULLY OCCUPY MCCORMICK PLACE

Expanded technology pavilions, co-located shows, conferences, events and two AMTs Emerging Technology Centers; digital connectivity and additive manufacturing among hottest technologies showcased for manufacturers and job shops.

RoboticsTomorrow - Special Tradeshow Coverage
IMTS 2018

IMTS 2018 takes place at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL September 10th - 15th. This RoboticsTomorrow.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.

ABB launches OmniCore, a new era of digital robot control to increase flexibility, reliability and performance

New ABB OmniCore™ robot controller family offers broadest motion control options, more tailored solutions for the connected "Factory of the Future"

First Solar Is Using Robots to Better Tap the Sun

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

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