Long Beach, CA - August 1, 2019
Futura-Automation.com and its partner, Tulip Interfaces, along with several additional manufacturing technology partners will demonstrate a fully functioning AGILE manufacturing environment at WESTEC 2019 in Long Beach, CA on September 24-26 at Booth #1560.
Manufacturing is evolving rapidly to a new paradigm: Industry 4.0, the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Industry 4.0, the digitization of manufacturing, embodies both Lean Manufacturing and Agile Manufacturing concepts driving the acceleration of product development, keeping up with the pace of global demand, with better product quality at ever lower prices.
Increasingly, the favored approach to manufacturing has become Agile. Across industries and verticals, manufacturers apply Agile methods to access faster time to market and increased resilience in a time of frequent technology disruption and social preferences. Initially designed for software development, Agile Manufacturing allows manufacturers to harness a fast rate of change for competitive advantage.
By emphasizing rapid iteration, operator augmentation, operational flexibility, and bottom-up innovation, Agile Manufacturing enables a fast response to customer demands while empowering workers to innovate. Agile is designed for the new 3D printed manufacturing environment and other high mix and low volume manufacturing techniques, including Augmented Reality (AR) digital work instructions, a technique on display at the Futura Automation exhibit.
Visitors to WESTEC 2019 Booth #1560 will see a live example of Industry 4.0 with multiple machine types and robots connected via the "cloud" over OPC UA. Syntec America will provide a CNC upgrade using Servotronix servo drives; Fanuc will provide a robot demo that is monitored by a Tend.ai module; Tulip Interfaces software will monitor the machines using a Weintek OPC UA gateway and provide operators with digital work instructions in a live demonstration of Agile technology.
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