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Tulip Interfaces, a spinout from the MIT Media Lab, helps manufacturers augment employee production rather than automating it away. The company’s app platform connects people, machines, and sensors to optimize manufacturing.  At WESTEC 2019, Tulip is teaming up with partner Futura Automation in booth #1560 to interactively demo Tulip’s holistic machine monitoring and digital work […]

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What is Agile Manufacturing and how is it implemented?  No sooner did we learn the buzzword: LEAN Manufacturing, then along comes a new concept: AGILE.  The two terms are not mutually exclusive.  One can embrace LEAN and still learn to be AGILE.  Our partner at Futura Automation, Tulip Interfaces, has done a great job summarizing […]

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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 https://www.controldesign.com/articles/2019/the-accumulating-case-for-deterministic-control/ 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 […]

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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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