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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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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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Awesome work done by Wolf Robotics, A Lincoln Electric Company and Matt Robinson – Program Manager of ROS-Industrial at Southwest Research Institute and his development team.  This type of collaborative effort shows what robots can do in manufacturing.  ROS-I will provide a non-proprietary platform to publish special applications and routines. http://rosindustrial.org/news/2017/9/7/robotic-blending-milestone-4-technology-demonstration-at-wolf-robotics

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As a robotics industry professional, I love our fine metal friends.  They do the jobs humans don’t want to, can’t or shouldn’t do themselves.  And they do those nasty and mindless jobs without complaining, taking sick days and holidays, filing for worker’s compensation and going home after a semi-productive 8 hour day.  Robots do not […]

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