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Hoffman Estates, IL 60192 US

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As Seen In Automotive Design & Production

CNC Upgrades for Improved Machine Tools
Faster motion, better accuracy and easier integration.

Advanced planning and simulation in the abas 2015 ERP system lets planners simulate a production plan to determine realistic delivery dates based on more accurate capacity analysis and forward scheduling.

ERP Advances
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) features, functions and purview continue to advance within and beyond an enterprise's physical walls. And some of these are automotive-specific. Here are some recent ERP enhancements.

Data-Driven Assembly Technology
Faster and better assembly can be achieved, thanks to smarter equipment.

Need to Know: IMTS 2012
International Manufacturing Technology Show - September 10-15, 2012 - Chicago, IL.

FANUC’s iLimitS Helps CNC Machines Know Their Limits
FANUC Factory Automation America’s iLimitS is a software add-on for its line of CNC controls to protect the machine, parts and fixtures by monitoring the spindle load, spindle speed, and up to four coolant flow devices during machining operations.iLimitS works by sampling the machining process at a rate of <48 ms and comparing the data to user-defined machine settings.

Improvements To Plant Automation Software
From machine control to operations management, software lets factory operators and manufacturing executives apply the right amount of factory control.

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GE Fanuc Facilitates Real-Time Control
"The demand for speed, agility and responsiveness in production operations has never been greater.

Making It Real
A rapid prototyping system is now available that makes parts and molds from powder that's melted by a laser, then solidified in place based on a computer program. Although that may sound familiar to those who are acquainted with rapid prototyping techniques, what makes this system different is that metal powder being melted can even be tool steel. It's called "Direct Metal Deposition."

Robotic Quartet: Digital & Real
Among some of the newer products being offered by robot companies are software-based systems, which shouldn't be too surprising nowadays. Of course, work beyond manipulating digital information still needs to get accomplished, so there is also new iron...

When Controls Converge: CNC,PLC & PC
Good news! CNCs, PLCs, and PC-based industrial controllers are beginning to look and act more alike. They are also quickly losing their island status on the plant floor. The result is industrial controllers that do more on the plant floor.

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Going Fast with 'Conventional' Equipment
Here are two views from two separate companies—best known, probably, as transfer line manufacturers—about the importance of doing things differently by applying appropriate technology to production requirements.