At EMO 2015 robotics and manufacturing technology developer Comau revealed some visions for futureoriented manufacturing involving new design concepts and interactive machining and automation capabilities

At EMO 2015 robotics and manufacturing technology developer Comau revealed some visions for future-oriented manufacturing, involving new design concepts, and interactive machining and automation capabilities.

Automation is Not What You Think It Is

Process controllers, robotics, MES and other technologies are just a gateway to another dimension of data processing. Every process, every plant Interactive intelligence Efficiency, productivity -> connectivity

Manufacturers of products and materials know what they mean when they speak of ‘automation’, but their definition is increasingly different from what theoreticians and developers of process technologies and networks are doing.

Manufacturers use ‘automation’ to mean controllers and robotics systems, but that’s only a portion of what the deep thinkers have in mind. They are not focused on automating a process or a plant – but rather of automating every process in every plant,

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