FUTURA AUTOMATION | LEAN PRACTICES, SMART ROBOTS and CREATIVE SOLUTIONS
Streamline manufacturing by
eliminating waste and cost.
Our primary mandate and mission is to counsel and support American manufacturers in solutions for advanced manufacturing and robotics (LEAN manufacturing) delivering a leading position in global competitiveness
American companies strive to regain global competitiveness and attract back the manufacturing they have lost or moved offshore. With this push comes a requirement to implement new technologies and approaches that deliver top quality while eliminating waste and cost. This concept is termed “LEAN Manufacturing”. This month we will look at ways to make production, LEAN.
Industrial robots are said to be very well defined in their design and task. The Robotics Industry Association, RIA, defines them to be:
‘reprogrammable, multifunctional manipulators designed to move material, parts, tools or specialized devices through variable programmed motions for the performance of a variety of tasks.’
But what about “multi-function”? What if a robot could be a router, a 3D printer that accepts G Codes from a CAD-CAM program, a laser measuring and QC device, an ultrasonic welder and an adhesive dispensing device?
Futura Automation has the answer to this question. We can deliver multi-purpose Cartesian robots utilizing the toolsets of Servotronix, Macron Dynamics and Motion Solutions for motor drives, robot controllers and mechanical actuators.
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Futura Automation is a provider of Advanced Manufacturing Solutions. In each of our regions, we partner with the leading technical companies to provide the highest ROI and most cost effective solutions for our customers.
We look forward to working with Ray Antalek and Sven Alwerud to solve your tough manufacturing problems and execute robot and machine cells that exceed customer expectations.
Our team likes to have fun. Several of our team members went to the nearby IFLY indoor skydiving facility in North Scottsdale to try out their free-fall skills.
NEW ADDITIONS: A BIG WELCOME TO STEPHEN LAMER
We are pleased to announce that Stephen Lamer of Madison, WI, has joined the Futura Automation manufacturing consulting team. Steve is based in Madison, WI and will cover the Upper Midwest for Futura Automation and our customers. Steve comes to us from ATC Automation in Nashville, TN where he has spent the past several years developing new automation projects. Previous stops included Wright Industries (Doerfer), Epson (Seiko) and Adept (Omron) robots.