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New tools are emerging that allow programmers and technicians to remotely monitor and program equipment in the factory.  There are many concerns Futura Automation is evaluating a new idea for a service offering that addresses the need and will provide Automation Services on Demand™ ASoD™ bringing Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) benefits to small to […]

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Just for fun…Amazon’s Alexa & Weintek’s cMT3151 HMI (Human Machine Interface) Industrial Control Demo Compact & Cost Effective Solutions for Industrial Control Human Machine Interfaces and Programmable Logic Controllers Weintek CODESYS Controller and IoT Data Collection, All-In-One The Weintek cMT series with built-in CODESYS functionality The best MA/FA solutions in Industrial Control More info >> HMI Solutions from […]

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Futura Automation, LLC is very pleased to have been named the Western and Southeastern USA partner of Robot System Products (RSP) of Västerås, Sweden through a relationship with Essential Robot Products of Bellbrook, Ohio.   RSP has introduced a 20kg Swivel Tool Changer for all brands of robot arms: Fanuc, ABB, Kuka, Mitsubishi, Yaskawa, Panasonic, Nachi […]

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What you (may have) missed in Anaheim, CA Demos from the ATX West trade show earlier this month StepSERVO Motors and Drives for EtherCAT Networks 4 axes of SS-EC StepSERVO Drives and HT-SS StepSERVO Motors being controlled by a Beckhoff controller. The four axes are daisy-chain connected back to the controller with standard Ethernet cables […]

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Futura Automation LLC is pleased to announce the introduction of “Power Palletizer”, a state of the art, BLDC servo-driven Cartesian style robot palletizing system.  Macron Dynamics provides the mechanical components, Delta Technology in Phoenix provides fabrication and field support while Vanguard Automation in Denver, NC provides the electrics, safety and controls.  This new palletizing system […]

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SCOTTSDALE, AZ  85255, JANUARY 24, 2018 –  Futura Automation LLC is pleased to announce the addition of a new product line, Applied Robotics, throughout its served territory of the North American West and the Southeast.  Applied Robotics Inc. is a leading global provider of robotic end-of-arm tooling and connectivity solutions and increases the capability and […]

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OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) is the gold standard for measuring manufacturing productivity. Simply put – it identifies the percentage of manufacturing time that is truly productive. An OEE score of 100% means you are manufacturing only Good Parts, as fast as possible, with no Stop Time. In the language of OEE that means 100% Quality (only Good Parts), 100% Performance (as fast […]

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One of the hottest, most important ideas in decades is the concept now known as Industry 4.0.  This is not a new concept, but is a continuation of the advancement of technology to support product manufacturing.  It demarcates one of those times when technology and society is beginning to intersect to change the way we […]

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Industry 4.0 is a name for the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies.  It is also know as the Smart Factory or “Lights-out Manufacturing”. It includes cyber-physical systems, the Internet of things, cloud computing[1[2][3][4] and cognitive computing.  Artificial Intelligence (AI) plays a large role in executing the smart factory as do industrial robots and autonomous mobile robots, which are […]

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Next week will bring us in the robotics and automation space two big international trade shows: Pack Expo Las Vegas and RoboBusiness 2017 in San Jose, CA.  I will be at both. I hope to see you at one or the other.  Pack Expo always delights with all the new ways to manufacture and package […]

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