Creating a step change in manufacturing automation for Smart Factories
The industrial robot has been the stalwart of automated manufacturing for the past 40 years. But with consumer demand driving greater variety and frequency of new products, coupled with greater scarcity and cost of raw materials and energy, it is right to challenge how fit for purpose today’s robots are for the future factory.
This presentation will highlight some of the emerging factors that are driving changes to manufacturing automation and will explore a data driven approach that can yield the performance and flexibility required from industrial robots to meet demands of the smart factory.
You will learn:
- How manufacturing is changing and what this means for automation
- What the limitations of industrial robots are, and how this impacts smart factories
- How sensors and a data-driven approach can increase automation flexibility and performance