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Originally POSTED 07/10/2019 | Robotics.org ABB Inc to install advanced collaborative robotics for medical laboratories and hospitals, starting with new healthcare hub at Texas Medical Center in Houston, US, in October New facility at Texas Medical Center’s innovation campus to focus on non-surgical medical Robotics systems Global market estimated to reach nearly 60,000 non-surgical medical robots [...] Read more
MPN Article 2019 Post
Reece Armstrong looks at how medical manufacturing has reacted to Industry 4.0 and where the sector sees robots and automation having the most impact. The factory of the future is a term that has been thrown around for a number of years now but what does it mean? We entered the fourth age of the [...] Read more
Followers know that I am fascinated by the visions of TV and movie writers of the 1960s and 70s. These were my formative years and like many in my generation, John F Kennedy and the American space program and race to the moon with the USSR captivated my imagination. I read every science fiction book [...] Read more

By Dave Perkon, Technical Editor Reprinted from Control Design, Jun 27, 2019 What do machine builders, system integrators and manufacturers need to know about time-sensitive networking (TSN)? In simplest terms, it is better Ethernet. What used to be many networks and gateways to meet performance requirements will be deterministic control and information on a single […]

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Futura Automation Industry 4.0

By Vincent Rutgers Brand Contributor Deloitte Reprinted from Forbes Magazine, June 24, 2019 When it comes to the fourth industrial revolution, it seems no capability has been touted more than the connected enterprise. For years now, the connected enterprise—where everything from factory floors to retail shelves are digitally linked—has been one of the main objectives […]

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Welcome to the Futura Automation June 2019 Issue of Automation Solutions and Robotics. This month we turn our attention to ISA95 standards, working alongside Industry 4.0 and Pharma 4.0. Making Manual Manufacturing Repeatable and Efficient Tulip with FormLabs CaseStudy American manufacturers in particular desire the benefits of ISA95 cum "Industry 4.0". This is how American [...] Read more
ISA95
What is ISA95 and where did it come from? Though it was launched in 1995, one might say ISA95 is just now coming into its own under the re-branding of Industry 4.0. It has been adopted as ISO / IEC 62264 with latest edition in 2016. ISA95 is a 25 year standard with legs. ANSI/ISA-95, or ISA-95 as [...] Read more

  A Timeline History of Robotics   IN THE BEGINNING   Before 1920 In ancient times, the percursors to robots were Automata, the word which was originally an Italian renaissance term for a mechanical device, usually powered by water, windpower or clockwork.  The word Automaton was a plural version and came to mean a self-operating […]

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