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How ubiquitous will Industrial Robots be?   We see photos and videos now all the time of robots welding car bodies.  It is an exciting application with big strong arms swinging around car bodies with sparks flying.  But the car body welding is a single application in manufacturing among hundreds or thousands.  In what other applications will robots [...] Read more

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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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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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

<!doctype html>   FUTURA AUTOMATION | SEPTEMBER ROBOT ISSUE  Our automation partners help our customers achieve more: Today we’ll cover Advanced Manufacturing in the IIoT. This month’s email issue is devoted to our partners in automation. Check out the videos and resources on machine tending and the companies who help us achieve Advanced Manufacturing for our clients on a daily […]

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Amazing to say that we are on the doorstep of autonomous electric trucks.  This is the next great wave in transportation.  Many experts five years ago thought it would be 2030 or 2040 before this day arrived.  Now just a few short years later, it looks like we will have commercial autonomous trucks and then […]

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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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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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