FANUC UK: Manufacturing Automation & Digital Transformation

FANUC UK: Manufacturing Automation & Digital Transformation

Industry Events FANUC UK: Manufacturing Automation & Digital Transformation

FANUC UK: Manufacturing Automation & Digital Transformation

Date  Tuesday 29th - Thursday 31st October 2019

Venue FANUC UK, Ansty Park, Coventry

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About This Event

MTC member FANUC, is shaping the future of automation. In order to answer some of the burgeoning questions on automation in UK manufacturing, FANUC will host its first ever Manufacturing, Automation, and Digital Transformation Open House.

Taking place at its state-of-the-art UK headquarters on 29-31 October 2019, the event is open to UK industry to understand how automation can improve productivity across manufacturing. Displaying a number of demonstrations, as well as hosting industry debate, manufacturers can sign up to attend the event via the FANUC website.

Recent figures suggest that UK automation is currently falling behind other leading manufacturing nations, which is having an impact on its ability to keep pace in terms of productivity. To illustrate the point: there are just 71 industrial robots per 10,000 workers in the UK, positioning it behind 14 other European countries. In contrast, Germany has 309 units, contributing to a production rate which is 30% higher per hour than the UKs.

One area of automation which will be demonstrated is collaborative robotics (cobots). With built-in sensors and vision systems, cobots are capable of working alongside human operators in a variety of different operations. Cobots are already in use in a number of processes in the UK, across a range of industries. Three distinct models will be exhibited at the Open House, including the CR-35iA, which is the only cobot in the world with a 35kg payload.

About FANUC UK

At its state-of-the-art headquarters in Ansty Park, Coventry, FANUC UK brings together world-leading capabilities in industrial robots, machine tools and plastic injection moulding machines to facilitate the complete integration of factory automation systems for UK manufacturers.

FANUC UK works in partnership with FANUC Europe Corporation to provide a range of customer support services, including sales, product support, parts, repairs, and training, as well as development of bespoke engineering systems. FANUC UK is a subsidiary of FANUC Europe Corporation and employs approximately 107 staff.

The FANUC Corporation is a world leader in factory automation for CNC control systems, robots and production machinery (ROBODRILL, ROBOCUT and ROBOSHOT). Since 1956, FANUC has pioneered the development of numerically controlled machines in the automation industry. With 263 locations supporting 108 countries worldwide and more than 7,000 employees, FANUC offers a dense network in sales, technical support, research & development, logistics and customer service.

For more information on FANUC, or to see its current product range, please visit: www.fanuc.eu/uk


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Our partnership with the MTC provides us with a collaborative environment, allowing for the realisation of a joint vision for UK Manufacturing. ATS are able to tap into the wealth of knowledge and experience that both the MTC, and other member organisations offer, which in turn delivers real value from our investment.
Kevin Partington
UK Managing Director, ATS Global