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Category: Robotics

Inventek

We are happy to announce that we are now partnered with Inventek Engineering in Santa Ana, CA. Futura Automation is a resource provider of Advanced Manufacturing Solutions.  In each of our regions, we partner with the leading technical companies to provide the best resources for our customers. We look forward to working with Ray Antelek […]

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ReeR Safety Light Curtain

    THE SAFETY ISSUE: Innovative Machine Safety  Machine  safety  in  automation today   Innovative Safety from ReeR: ReeR has always been at the forefront in the field of optoelectronic curtains for automation, measurement and control. Questions? Get in touch Click for ReeR Products     Safety Light Curtains More info   Watertight Safety Light Curtains More info […]

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*|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|*   View this email in your browser What’s new in robotics?    In this issue, automation meets the increasing demand for artisan products. You’ve seen robots weld and palletize, but this new frontier of automation might surprise you. The Artisan Robot Baker Improves Productivity Noticing a high demand for hand crafted Artisan bread, our friends over at TechBrew showed […]

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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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Next week will bring us in the robotics and automation space two big international trade shows: Pack Expo Las Vegas and RoboBusiness 2017 in San Jose, CA.  I will be at both. I hope to see you at one or the other.  Pack Expo always delights with all the new ways to manufacture and package […]

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One of the product lines proudly represented by Futura Automation is Macron Dynamics of Croydon, Pennsylvania.  In 2015 Macron Dynamics was selected as a supplier to a record setting 3D robotic billboard located on Times Square in New York City, NY.  This billboard was developed by Coca-Cola Bottling, based in Atlanta, Georgia. This 6 Stories tall, […]

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The hottest trend in dining today is the automated restaurant.  Every aspect of restaurant services are under review for updating and streamlining, mostly through automation.  The reason for this is the confluence of several current trends.  The trends are:  1. The reduction in cost of robots to do specific tasks.  2. The knowledge of robot […]

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