On August 28th, 2018, the Robotics Industries Association released an article by Tanya M. Anandan about the emergence of fenceless automation on manufacturing floors. Rick Vanden Boom, Vice President of Systems here at AMT, discussed how individually analyzing each operating floor enables a unique collaborative solution to be developed based on the needs and goals of a business.
Vanden Boom also explained that collaborative technology has advanced the throughput capabilities and safety features of companies around the world. End-of-Arm and sensing programs allow FANUC robots to operate side-by-side with their human counterparts, improving the overall performance of a business.
To learn more, read the full article about fenceless robots on RIA’s website.
If you have any questions about automation or would like the AMT Solutions team to help you decide if automation is right for your business, feel free to get in touch with us.
Applied Manufacturing Technologies is going to IMTS 2018! FANUC has invited us to participate as one of its Authorized System Integrators (ASI) in FANUC’s ASI booth space in the North hall along with a few other FANUC ASIs. Our demo area will showcase both our system integration and engineering service capabilities.
AMT is part of FANUC America’s ASI Network
FANUC America has an extremely talented and experienced group of robotic integrators that are part of its ASI Network for automation systems. From pharmaceutical to woodworking, FANUC America offers industrial robots for almost any application with payloads ranging from .5kg to 2300kg. FANUC’s ASIs are ready to analyze your system requirements and provide a robotic solution that will improve quality, throughput, and productivity to give you the return on investment you are looking for.
Where Dreamers & Doers Connect
The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) has traditionally been heralded as a prime opportunity to see technology up close and be able to connect face to face with industry experts. This is the 32nd edition of the show held biannually in Chicago, Illinois. It is organized into ten pavilions focused on a wide range of industries, technologies and solutions. The last show in 2016 hosted over 115,000 visitors and over 2,400 exhibitors!
FANUC FIELD System
One of the keys to our involvement this year is to support FANUC’s FIELD system. FANUC will have over 250 machines from more than 100 exhibitors connected to its FIELD system live at IMTS. With FIELD system manufacturers can connect and extract information from ALL of their automation equipment, not just FANUC devices. This information can then be utilized in application programming, higher level in-plant systems, and even cloud-based platforms. The FIELD system is an open platform that makes it possible for manufacturers to leverage data from their plant floor equipment to drive operational improvements from insights tailored to their specific business.