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Category: Robotics

Followers know that I am fascinated by the visions of TV and movie writers of the 1960s and 70s. These were my formative years and like many in my generation, John F Kennedy and the American space program and race to the moon with the USSR captivated my imagination. I read every science fiction book [...] Read more

  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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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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