Creating a Flexible Manufacturing Facility Using Automation Technology

In terms of manufacturing, flexibility refers to the machines being adaptable and responsive to change. In the case of flexible manufacturing, the machines are able to adapt processes and scale their operations according to different situations...

MiR200 Improves Safety, Quality, and Competitiveness at Metro Plastics

Using the robot's built-in Wi-Fi interface, operators will use tablets installed at each press to call the robot to pick up finished products and take them directly to the quality department, optimizing the robot's use.

Using IoT for Machine Learning-based Predictive Maintenance

By tapping into existing maintenance or equipment logs, a manufacturer can apply machine learning to predict which connected devices or machines will be in need of servicing or forecast required inventory levels across warehouse locations...

Why Disaster Preparedness Is Important in the Manufacturing Industry

Being prepared can help prevent costly equipment or facility damage. You can't avoid every disaster, but being ready for them when they do occur can help reduce downtime and save you a lot of money on equipment repair and replacement in the long run.

Same Old Problem, Brand New Solution

A completely replaced controls system. 5 panels with all they contain. Under 7 days' downtime. 100% production on day 1.

Machine Automation Explained

Motion control systems are ideal for use in applications that require product positioning, rapid start and stop motions and synchronization of unconnected elements. PLCs have the capability to offer the required signals for commanding stepper systems and servos...

Addressing Remote Locations and Security with SD-WAN

Think of AR in an IIoT manufacturing context: now technicians with AR can remotely monitor, change and maintain systems without putting the operator in danger; however, AR requires a massive amount of network resources.

ABB inaugurates advanced innovation and manufacturing hub in Xiamen

The Xiamen Hub is ABB's largest and one of our most advanced manufacturing sites, and it demonstrates the potential of Industry 4.0 on our own premises.

Best Practices for Production in the Age of Advanced Manufacturing

Partnering with tech companies whose investments in the Fourth Industrial Revolution are aimed at streamlining manufacturing processes is the shortest, most reliable route to your company winning the future.

What Technologies are Transforming Manufacturing

Manufacturers, who invest in the latest manufacturing technologies and innovation ecosystems, will become more competitive than those who compete on price alone. Advanced technologies are producing better quality products, that, in turn, deliver higher margins ...

Closing the Skills Gap

Watson and Crick. Lennon and McCartney. Hewlett and Packard. Three examples of successful collaborations whose achievements had a dramatic and long-term impact on their respective industries.

Big Data, Automation and the Future of Manufacturing

Big data and automation represent two very important tools that should help us create a brand-new type of manufacturing that doesn't require as much constant human attention and effort. It should, at the same time, vastly improve the safety and accuracy ...

Intrinsic Safety: Isolated Barriers Bring out the Best in Protection

Intrinsic safety has a unique advantage over other ignition protection methods. Because trained personnel can connect and disconnect live circuits, it is possible to remove and replace intrinsically safe devices in hazardous areas.

ABB to Build the World's Most Advanced Robotics Factory in Shanghai

Milestone investment will combine connected digital technologies, state-of-the-art collaborative robotics and cutting-edge artificial intelligence research to create the most sophisticated, automated and flexible Factory of the Future.

Understanding the Basics of PLCs

PLCs are special computers designed to control industrial processes and machines. Software PLCs offer great communications functionality through communicating with other computer equipment or controllers.

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Stäubli TX2-60 Industrial Robot

Stäubli TX2-60 Industrial Robot

TX2 robots: redefining performance by offering collaborative safety and high performance in a single machine. These pioneering robots can be used in all areas, including sensitive and restrictive environments, thanks to their unique features. Safety functions are easy and inexpensive to implement. They allow a higher level of interactions between robots and human operators, while still guaranteeing protection of your people, production and investment.