Micropsi Industries today announced that its artificial intelligence (AI)-based software MIRAI is now compatible with numerous robots produced by FANUC, a leading supplier of robotics and factory automation in Japan, and its U.S. subsidiary FANUC America. With MIRAI, FANUC customers can now add valuable hand-eye coordination to multiple FANUC industrial and collaborative robots (cobots) to handle difficult-to-automate functions such as cable plugging and assembly.
FANUC America announces a West Campus expansion that will push its operational space in Oakland County, Mich. to nearly two million square feet. The construction will include a 655,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility to house manufacturing, engineering and R&D projects.
FANUC recently hosted a grand opening and technology open house at its new robotics and automation headquarters in Aguascalientes, Mexico. The new 109K square foot facility will provide sales, demonstrations, training, engineering and customer service. The grand opening included welcome remarks from the governor of Aguascalientes and FANUC corporate executives, followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony, facility tours, and a large showroom filled with robotic and CNC demonstrations.
Downtime is the enemy of profitability in manufacturing, which is why FANUC has introduced a new Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) software designed to prevent production problems before they happen. AI Servo Monitor uses artificial intelligence to predict possible failures of the drive systems for FANUC servomotors and spindle motors.