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.
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.
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.
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.
"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
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.
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.
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.
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"
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.
Daniel Moore, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "Our mission, at a very high level, is establishing leadership in this area," said Gary Fedder, interim CEO of the ARM Institute. "We want to lower the barrier for the companies to adopt this technology" while also "empowering the American worker" to find open positions.
Automate 2017 will be held from April 3rd - 6th at Chicago's McCormick Place. This RoboticsTomorrow.com Special Tradeshow report aims to bring you news, articles and products from this years event.
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Piab's Kenos KCS gripper enables a collaborative robot to handle just about anything at any time. Combining Piab's proprietary air-driven COAX vacuum technology with an easily replaceable technical foam that molds itself around any surface or shape, the gripper can be used to safely grip, lift and handle any object. Standard interface (ISO) adapters enable the whole unit to be attached to any cobot type on the market with a body made in a lightweight 3D printed material. Approved by Universal Robots as a UR+ end effector.