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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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ATX West Anaheim 2019
Futura Automation at ATX West / MD&M Expo in Anaheim CA on February 5-7 Futura Automation will be exhibiting at the ATX West / MD&M Expo in Anaheim at the Convention Center on February 5-7.  We are in exhibit #4481.  Several of our "Industry 4.0" product lines and services will be on display.  Come see [...] Read more
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Download the Whitepaper 4 Principles of Industry 4.0   From Forbes Magazine, September 17, 2018 by Adi Gaskell:  Industry 4.0 was first proposed in Germany in 2011, and purports to propel us into a new way of thinking about industry.  It contains things such as the smart factory and cyber-physical monitoring systems, and broadly follows [...] Read more
Smarter ways to Manufacture in 2019: Tulip makes its award-winning platform available online to manufacturers of all sizes, accelerating innovation with new cloud-based plans and a 30-day free trial. Empowers shop floor managers and manufacturing process engineers to build their own applications to support their own objectives; If you can think of the use-case, you can [...] Read more

*|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|*   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 […]

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