Archive: Apr 2014

Creating parts from scratch to gain insights into factory automation

In the age of automation, manufacturers are getting further and further away from the manufacturing process and relying on machines and computers to produce their products. Toyota is trying to bring itself closer to the production process in order to better understand their production needs. Inside Toyota Motor Corp.’s oldest plant, there’s a corner where…

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Factory automation’s benefit of being connected

The 21st century brought about many technological advances to factory automation, from basics like internet connectivity all the way to remote data collection and production control. Since the beginning of automation, with robots performing never-changing repetitive and dangerous tasks, automation technology has been changing, new tasks being automated, new technologies being added, and more information…

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