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Category: Industry 4.0

Smart Workstations from Bosch and Tulip
FUTURA AUTOMATION | The Smart Workstation from Bosch and Tulip GET IN TOUCH Meet the Workstation of the future: Bosch and Tulip present the Smart Workstation. The product is the result of a collaboration between the two companies, combining Bosch's manual production system with Tulip’s Manufacturing App Platform. You can build and customize your own [...] Read more
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
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

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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Futura Automation, LLC is very pleased to have been named the Western and Southeastern USA partner of Robot System Products (RSP) of Västerås, Sweden through a relationship with Essential Robot Products of Bellbrook, Ohio.   RSP has introduced a 20kg Swivel Tool Changer for all brands of robot arms: Fanuc, ABB, Kuka, Mitsubishi, Yaskawa, Panasonic, Nachi […]

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Futura Automation LLC is pleased to announce the introduction of “Power Palletizer”, a state of the art, BLDC servo-driven Cartesian style robot palletizing system.  Macron Dynamics provides the mechanical components, Delta Technology in Phoenix provides fabrication and field support while Vanguard Automation in Denver, NC provides the electrics, safety and controls.  This new palletizing system […]

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OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) is the gold standard for measuring manufacturing productivity. Simply put – it identifies the percentage of manufacturing time that is truly productive. An OEE score of 100% means you are manufacturing only Good Parts, as fast as possible, with no Stop Time. In the language of OEE that means 100% Quality (only Good Parts), 100% Performance (as fast […]

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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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