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Factory Automation Made Easy

By: Matt Danford
2. May 2013


These rail-mounted robots employ integrated robot vision (iRVision) to measure parts in 3D without a PC or other external devices. To facilitate high-speed bin picking, a 3D area sensor mounted above the bin maps the relative height levels of randomly oriented parts.


Many of the new products on display at FANUC Corporation’s annual open house event earlier this month at the company’s headquarters in Japan offered performance advances compared to previous systems. However, given the current shortage of skilled workers and the increasing trend toward automation, U.S. manufacturers might be particularly interested in enhancements that make technology easier to use and easier integrate. Examples include new CNC interfaces, new data monitoring and reporting functions, a new PC-based front-end CNC panel, improved automation integration capabilities, and more. View the full report here.  

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