Category: Machine Vision

OVERVIEW OF MACHINING AND MACHINE TENDING Machining is the process of material removal of a metal “blank” in order to produce a desired complex shape. Machine tending refers to the automated operation of industrial machine tools in a manufacturing plant, primarily using robot automation systems. While loading and unloading is the primary function of machine […]

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Futura Automation is pleased for Mr. Don Nedved to join our Consulting Partner team from his office in Lenexa, Kansas in the Kansas City area.  Mr. Nedved will support clients in the central region of the USA which includes Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas. Mr. Nedved’s passion is solving problems in the industrial automation arena, and […]

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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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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
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

Tulip Interfaces, a spinout from the MIT Media Lab, helps manufacturers augment employee production rather than automating it away. The company’s app platform connects people, machines, and sensors to optimize manufacturing.  At WESTEC 2019, Tulip is teaming up with partner Futura Automation in booth #1560 to interactively demo Tulip’s holistic machine monitoring and digital work […]

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  A Timeline History of Robotics   IN THE BEGINNING   Before 1920 In ancient times, the percursors to robots were Automata, the word which was originally an Italian renaissance term for a mechanical device, usually powered by water, windpower or clockwork.  The word Automaton was a plural version and came to mean a self-operating […]

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