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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
ATX West 2019
End Effector Technology from onrobot and Futura Automation Thanks to everyone who made the Automation & Technology Show in Anaheim (The ATX West) a major success for the third year running. Read more
Industry 4.0 Image
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
Smart Workstations from Bosch and Tulip
GET IN TOUCH Meet the Workstation of the future: Futura Automation and Tulip present the Smart Workstation. The product is the result of a collaboration between the two companies, combining a manual production system with Tulip’s Manufacturing App Platform. You can build and customize your own workstation - GET IN TOUCH for a customized quote [...] Read more

*|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* FUTURA AUTOMATION | THE AUTOMATION & ASSEMBLY ISSUE  How is automated assembly  making the US globally competitive? By utilizing robots for flexibility and Lean Manufacturing Principles, that’s how. This issue of the Futura Automation newsletter, in conjunction with the Assembly Show in Chicago on October 23-25, is dedicated to Automated Assembly.  Automation assembly machines and robots […]

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Automated Assembly
FUTURA AUTOMATION | Automated Assembly and Lean Manufacturing Automated Assembly: This month we are featuring products from our partners utilized to create automated assembly solutions: Glide-Line, Visumatic, Robot System Products (RSP), and OnRobot. Check out our pallet conveyor partner, Glide-Line, for automated assembly applications. See the video below for the Glide-Line Pallet Assembly Line. This is [...] 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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CiRo Tool
Futura Automation: Advanced Manufacturing and Machine Tending Advanced Manufacturing & Machine tending "Machine tending" is the process of automating the loading and unloading of industrial machine tools in a manufacturing plant, primarily using robot automation systems. While loading and unloading is the primary function of machine tending systems, the robot will often perform other valuable functions within the automation process.  This might include part [...] Read more