FANUC America, the leading supplier of robotics, CNC and factory automation will demonstrate an interactive education cart cell featuring its CR-4iA collaborative robot at Automobili-D during preview week at the 2018 NAIAS.
Digital factory, integral automation solutions and technology excellence – DMG MORI will be showcasing its complete range of manufacturing competence at the traditional DECKEL MAHO Pfronten Open House from 30. January to 3. February 2018. On over 8.500 m² of exhibition space the leader of technology will be presenting 70 high-tech machines including the new NTX 3000 as a world premiere as well as innovative manufacturing processes such as ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING with a total of three complete process chains. With the DMG MORI Qualified Products (DMQP) the machine tool manufacturer offers perfectly matched peripherals and accessories for production and with VCS basic a new technology cycle is launches for volumetric compensation and automatic calibration.
The Nuremberg-based drive and automation specialist Baumüller has developed the new welding robot QIROX QRC-290 together with Cloos, a manufacturer for robot and welding technology. The new six-axis articulated robot can hold welding torches with a weight of up to 4 kg and impresses with very precise dynamic movements at a high speed.
“Friction welding – a process with a future” – KUKA already advertised with this slogan back in 1966 and has long since been proven right. Fast, safe and economical: characteristics that distinguish this process and have made it indispensable down to the present day. In particular, the combination of different materials is a major argument for this technology. KUKA was very quick to recognize the advantages of friction welding and has continued to develop the process over the years. Today, the Augsburg-based company can look back on a 50-year success story.
Visitors can get a grasp of Industry 4.0 at the current automation shows. In the Arena of Integration at the Motek in Stuttgart, for example, visitors experienced the Multi-Carrier-System for flexibility in intralogistics with batch sizes down to 1. Eberhard Klotz, Head of the Industry 4.0 campaign at Festo explains what contribution Industry 4.0 is already making to the booming automation technology sector today.
Ever-shortening product life cycles, the trend towards automation and development leaps in the field of peripherals lead to individual processes as well as entire machine and system concepts being made available today much earlier than was the case a few years ago. In order to keep up with the market, the equipment in particular offers…
The digitally connected factory is rapidly becoming a reality, thanks to huge leaps in affordable data handling capabilities. As more machines begin to communicate with each other, production efficiency goes up. Add the ability of analytic tools to predict maintenance needs, and productivity improves even more.