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.
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 ...
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