Automation News for August 03 2017

TRUMPF automation: TruLaser 5030 fiber – Semi-automated und fully automated processing

Further information: http://www.trumpf-machines.com/en/products/2d-laser-cutting/automation.html The video shows the automation of the 2D laser cutting …

TEXMAC Automation & Robotics Group

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MEAM 520 MEAM 520 Introduction to Automation Outline u What is automation? u Types of automation u Manufacturing versus service automation u Models of production u Why automate? u When to and when not to automate? Introduction to Automation Vijay Kumar Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA University of Pennsylvania University of Pennsylvania 1 MEAM 520 MEAM 520 Definition Types of Automation It is a technology dealing with the application of u mechatronics u computers for production of goods and services. Cost of labor may not always make sense to establish plants in countries with low labor costs Video Examples l l windshield camshaft University of Pennsylvania 23 University of Pennsylvania 24 MEAM 520 MEAM 520 Cost of labor Reasons for Automation uShortage Japan’s labor costs are 5% more than the U.S. and over 50% higher than the U.K. West Germany imports cheap labor to augment domestic labor. Manufacturing lead time respond quickly to the consumers’ needs rapid response to changes in design University of Pennsylvania 25 MEAM 520 MEAM 520 Labor costs and strategic planning Automation in low-wage countries Low-wage countries are not necessarily more competitive u international trade tends to equalize labor costs per unit output u low wages are also accompanied by lower productivity t 26 Do we need automation in low-wage countries? In 1990, hourly wages in Malaysia were approx. Capital intensity is equally high u Fiat plant at Belo Horizonte, Brazil u Carplastic – manufacturer of car plastic components Ford subsidiary in Monterrey Mexico Need significant investment for automation even in low-wage countries University of Pennsylvania University of Pennsylvania 27 MEAM 520 Case study: CARPLASTIC u u u MEAM 520 Case study: CARPLASTIC A wholly-owned Ford subsidiary in Monterrey, Mexico Products l Question: Can highly automated facilities be maintained and upgraded in “Lowwage countries”? handlamps, polycarbonate instrument panels, radiator grill, consoles Production l l t t l l reasonably automated w t l l 200-4000 ton machines largest product is 6 kg. L mass production, batch production, job shop production factory layout: fixed position layout, product flowlayout, and process flow layout group technology u Manufacturing versus service automation Reasons for automation When to and when not to automate? l u 39 measuring the effects of automation in dollars Ayers, Robert U. and Duane C. Butcher.
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FF-Automation

FF-Automation has over 39 years of experience in Designing and Manufacturing AutoLog automation products and solutions for thousands of remote monitoring and controlling projects and original equipment manufacturers. AutoLog ControlMan Could SCADA. FF-Automation have modern Cloud SCADA service called AutoLog ControlMan which gives very low cost, long term and almost completely outsourced and maintenance free solution for remote monitoring and control applications for companies which don’t want to tie their own resources to automation. AutoLog Cathodic Protection monitoring system monitors CP rectifier’s impressed current, voltage and optionally pipe-to-soil potential. AutoLog RTUs are used successfully in many remote monitoring and control application areas like oil & water tank level monitoring, gas wellheads and pipeline stations, pumping stations, environmental monitoring, flood detection systems, building automation, bus pits, district heating systems, base station and power station monitoring, cold station monitoring, flow meter monitoring etc. FF-Automation has capacity to make projects with our own project team, but our main goal is to work with our worldwide network of Certified AutoLog System Integrators.
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Custom Automation – Bastian Solutions

Our automation engineers design custom automation equipment to automated material handling solutions, using trusted technology from partners like Rockwell Automation.
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