Tag Archive for Automation

A New Generation of Smart Factory

Okuma Corporation has started production at their highly-sophisticated new headquarters factory Dream Site 2 (DS2) in Oguchi, Japan. As of March 2017, the self-contained facility enables 24/7-production of all parts for small and medium lathes and grinders.

Smart Factory: The Technology behind Industry 4.0

For several years, SAP has worked alongside partners from industry to create the open integrated factory – a functioning model representing tomorrow’s manufacturing, which enables batch-of-one production and new business models. The IT giants have further expanded and improved their exhibit for HANNOVER MESSE 2017.

Kitamura’s all NEW high speed, compact #40 HMC – Mycenter-HX300iG

Kitamura Machinery, the premier manufacturer of precision horizontal, vertical and 5-axis machining centers, introduces the all NEW, high speed, compact #40 horizontal machining center – Mycenter-HX300iG. 20% smaller than our 400mm, without sacrificing power, accuracy or reliability.

Buy It Right: What to Consider Before the Purchase of a New Machine

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A new machine tool is a big investment. Make sure you carefully evaluate your needs and identify which product will help you meet your objectives. You’ll need to carefully consider your exact production goals as well as the part/jobs involved. In addition to that, your shop’s operator skill levels will come into play along with how the new machine will fit in with your existing technology. And last but definitely not least, you’ll need to determine a realistic budget.

LBR iiwa and assembly worker work hand in hand

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Dürr AG has developed robot cells incorporating sensitive LBR iiwa lightweight robots from KUKA that are capable of human-robot collaboration for automated adhesive bonding processes during final assembly in the automotive industry. They help to improve the quality of the adhesive bond between components such as GPS antenna covers or tanks and the vehicle body. They also save time and lower unit costs.

The set-up accelerator

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With the new Xpert Tool Changer, Bystronic presents a compact automation solution for fast bending tool changing. This allows users to reduce the set-up time and increase bending quality.

The reloading genius

With the ByTrans Cross, Bystronic proves how versatile automation in the field of laser cutting can be. The new loading and unloading solution speeds up the material flow and offers the freedom for manual interventions at any time.