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by George Wilken Manufacturers around the world are always looking to improve operational efficiency and use data gathered from the shop floor to drive improvements. We can discuss lean concepts and the nuances that typically come up in discussions with my lean peers. I can hear “the pencil and an A3 size paper is all [...] 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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What is Agile Manufacturing and how is it implemented?  No sooner did we learn the buzzword: LEAN Manufacturing, then along comes a new concept: AGILE.  The two terms are not mutually exclusive.  One can embrace LEAN and still learn to be AGILE.  Our partner at Futura Automation, Tulip Interfaces, has done a great job summarizing […]

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Welcome to the Futura Automation June 2019 Issue of Automation Solutions and Robotics. This month we turn our attention to ISA95 standards, working alongside Industry 4.0 and Pharma 4.0. Making Manual Manufacturing Repeatable and Efficient Tulip with FormLabs CaseStudy American manufacturers in particular desire the benefits of ISA95 cum "Industry 4.0". This is how American [...] Read more
ISA95
What is ISA95 and where did it come from? Though it was launched in 1995, one might say ISA95 is just now coming into its own under the re-branding of Industry 4.0. It has been adopted as ISO / IEC 62264 with latest edition in 2016. ISA95 is a 25 year standard with legs. ANSI/ISA-95, or ISA-95 as [...] Read more
Smarter ways to Manufacture in 2019: Tulip makes its award-winning platform available online to manufacturers of all sizes, accelerating innovation with new cloud-based plans and a 30-day free trial. Empowers shop floor managers and manufacturing process engineers to build their own applications to support their own objectives; If you can think of the use-case, you can [...] Read more