Category: Automated Assembly

Futura Automation will present a new webinar during its Summer Webinar series on July 7 and 9, 2020.  The topic is “Glide-Line: Easy, Fast, Flexible for Modular Precision Automation Solutions”.  The following topics will be covered.  Register here for the event: General overview of the available tools available for system design Presentation on IMPACT! designer […]

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  Click on the Link for Webinar Registration   Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT Link for Webinar recorded on June 23, 2020   Reprinted from Business Wire, September 10, 2019   OnRobot Takes Robot Compatibility to the Next Level with the OnRobot One-System Solution   New unified mechanical and electrical […]

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Recording of May 26 and 28, 2020  Webinar Here:   Summary:  Rudy Winter, Sales Director at Flexfactory, will answer questions on the applications and design considerations for flexible feeding for robotic assembly applications.  He will discuss how Flexfactory interfaces with a wide variety of robots including Fanuc, ABB, Universal, Kuka, Yaskawa, Denso, Omron/Adept, Epson and […]

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Futura Automation Industry 4.0

Summary: George Wilken – will answer questions on the state of the art in Shopfloor Digitization, how it benefits manufacturers and how it helps achieve the efficiency promised by implementation of Industry 4.0. Q&A Style Agenda: Introduction of Speakers and Backgrounds The Problem: Robotics and Automation initiatives must be matched by digitizing shopfloor practices to achieve […]

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Futura Automation is pleased to preview its exhibit #4481 for ATX West / MD&M 2020 in Anaheim, CA on February 11-13.  Several of our manufacturing partners will exhibit with us.  We will be showcasing: Macron Dynamics offers a wide range of belt and screw drive linear actuators that can be customized into Cartesian robots of [...] Read more

One of the best assembly applications for a cobot is adhesive or sealant dispensing. The rate of motion required is slow enough for a cobot to apply optimally. The repeatability of a cobot is sufficient and the ease of teaching the robot for a variety of dispensing tasks is a significant benefit. Futura Automation’s partner Fancort Industries offers […]

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Cobots V Robots Futura Automation
Cobot vs Robot in Assembly Brian McMorris For robotics cognoscenti, the great debate of our time is: “what is better, a cobot or a robot” for robotic assembly, finishing or machine tending? People line up on both sides of this argument, with equal degrees of passion. Online journal "Asian Robotics" is a website that falls [...] Read more
When Robots Assemble: The Important of Sensation - Futura Automation
When Robots Assemble: Are They Feelin' It? Brian McMorris What is required for robots to assemble parts as well as or better than humans? Senses. The key sense for automated assembly is vision. The next most important sense is touch and feel. Sound could be an important feedback for robots, as it already is for [...] Read more