FANUC CORPORATION and Rockwell Automation, Inc. have announced an advanced global collaboration that will provide customers with a more seamless and integrated manufacturing solution, according to a press release.
Four years ago the two companies began a collaborative effort, and this new project will expand upon this, initially offering solutions in the automotive industry in the form of a plug-and-play automation and information solution. This came as a result of the two companies agreeing that their globally-shared customer based would benefit from a completely integrated automation solution, according to Dr. Eng. Yoshiharu Inaba, President and CEO of FANUC CORPORATION.
Rockwell Automation chairman and CEO Keith D. Nosbusch, agreed, noting that the integration of FANUC CNC, robot and ROBOMACHINE portfolios with Rockwell’s integrated control and information solutions will result in better manufacturing agility which will help customers achieve a secure connected enterprise.
The two companies demonstrated the collaborative solution at ITMS 2014 in Chicago, and have future demonstrations planned for JIMTOF in Tokyo, and Automation Fair in Anaheim, CA. During these demos, system integrators, end users, and machine tool builders can see the solution first hand. Demonstrations include:
- A fully-integrated automotive machining cell
- An ability to use a Rockwell Automation HMI to operate a FANUC robot
- A fenceless robot cell in action
- Live access to machining data from multiple sources using traditional HMI and commercial mobile devices.
- Component assembly demo
View the press release.
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