Category: Robots

Futura Automation is pleased to be partnered with Tend for robotics monitoring requirements.  We support Tend with both a fixed hardware solution as pictured, for 1-3 robots, or can offer a Virtual Machine solution installed on an Industrial PC.  There is a base level of applications and then two additional levels of progressively sophisticated solutions […]

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Futura-Automation.com of Scottsdale, Arizona, USA has exclusively partnered in North America with Robot Protection Systems (RPS) GmbH of Tutzing, Germany.  RPS has led in the specification, design and manufacture of protective covers, turnbuckles and windows for robotic and other industrial applications.  Futura Automation and RPS are able to provide robot protection solutions for welding, painting, [...] Read more
Cobots V Robots Futura Automation
Cobot vs Robot in Assembly Brian McMorris For robotics cognoscenti, the great debate of our time is: “what is better, a cobot or a robot” for robotic assembly, finishing or machine tending? People line up on both sides of this argument, with equal degrees of passion. Online journal "Asian Robotics" is a website that falls [...] Read more
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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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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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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