FANUC and Cisco Collaborate to Increase Uptime for Connected Machines

The announcement comes after Cisco and FANUC Americas 12-month Zero Downtime (ZDT) pilot project with a major automotive manufacturer.

Cisco Teams Up with Robotics Firm Fanuc for IoT

by Zacks Equity Research:  Technology giant and Dow component Cisco Systems, Inc. recently entered into a strategic alliance with a robotics company Fanuc America, thereby stepping up its efforts to make itself a key player in the Internet of Things (IoT) space.  Per the alliance, Fanuc and Cisco have built an IoT system that enables Fanuc to monitor every robot on the factory floor. This way it can be determined whether a robot is likely to fail, so that a service technician can fix the equipment before it stops working. This could save companies hundreds of dollars of fixing cost. Per Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins, downtime for these robots can cost a business $16,000 per minute. Therefore, the new system that offers predictive maintenance can be a big thing for some operations. The companies are currently testing the system in a channel that comprises around 1,800 robots and includes Fanuc customer, GM. In this testing period, Fanuc says its customer has saved $38 million. Fanus has plans to expand the system to 2,500 robots by the end of the year. Cont'd...

The Robots Are Coming to Pittsburgh

RIA Events Next Week Focus on Safety and Collaborative Robots

Klein Tools Announces its 2015 Electrician of the Year

Joey Hall of Somerset, KY receives a custom F-150 XLT Crew Cab truck for his commitment to professional achievement, safety and community service

ATI INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION INTRODUCES NEW CAPACITIVE SIX-AXIS FORCE/TORQUE SENSOR

A low-cost solution for industrial robots

Association for Advancing Automation White Paper Links Increasing Robotics Shipments to U.S. Job Growth

Shifting Trends Drive Manufacturing Sector Job Growth

Laser cutting is faster, more precise with OCTOPUZ

OCTOPUZ recently put a KUKA KR 60 robot with KRC4 controller and an IPG LaserMech auto-focusing head to the test and the results were phenomenal.

PACK EXPO - 'The DENSO Difference': Small Assembly Robots, Unbeatable Value

DENSO Robotics, a global supplier of advanced robotic technology, knows firsthand what customers want in their assembly robots. Speed, accuracy, ease of operation, high reliability, low maintenance, durability and energy efficiency are all part what makes "The DENSO Difference".

Adept Technology Wins Award for Lynx Mobile Robot with Enhanced Navigation

"Lynx robots are providing users around the world with rapid, dependable goods delivery inside their warehouses, factories, and other facilities, improving their operations' efficiency and safety and lowering costs."

PACK EXPO - Epson Featuring Wasatch RIP Software in Pack Expo Booth

Software Demonstrated on ColorWorks C7500 and SureColor T3270

Microscan Announces the World's First Browser-Based Barcode Reading Interface

Developed as a configuration utility for Microscan's new MicroHAWK barcode reader platform, WebLink is the world's first-ever web-browser-based barcode reading interface for real-time device setup and control.

Festo opens Scharnhausen Technology Plant

Production plant of the future for valves, valve terminals and electronics--- Festos Scharnhausen Technology Plant in the high-tech country that is Germany is at the forefront of automation for the future.

TM Robotics Exhibits New Toshiba Machine Robots for First Time in Canada at Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show

Demo shows off Toshiba Machines cost-effective TVL500 6-axis and THL300 SCARA solutions

PACK EXPO - Baxter, Sawyer Robots Take Center Stage at PACK EXPO 2015

Sonoco Alloyd, Omega Design, Piab to Showcase Baxter

PACK EXPO - KUKA Robotics Corporation Debuts KR AGILUS HM to North America at PackExpo 2015

Discover the new KR AGILUS HM from KUKA Robotics in booth #C-5208 at PACK EXPO Las Vegas, September 28th - September 30th, 2015

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