FANUC Demonstrates Smart, Connected IIoT Manufacturing Technologies at IMTS 2018

August 15, 2018 10:00 am

ROCHESTER HILLS, MI– FANUC CORPORATION, the world’s leading supplier of robotics and factory automation will demonstrate its evolving smart, connected Industrial IoT manufacturing technologies including FANUC Intelligent Edge Link and Drive (FIELD) system and Robot LINKi Zero Down Time (ZDT) at IMTS 2018 in Booth #338919.

FIELD system offers customers an open platform that collects machine data and monitors the operating status of their manufacturing equipment in real time.  Third-party application developers can create and sell FIELD applications that improve the efficiency of equipment, production throughput, process quality, and more using an industrial API interface to access the data and perform analytics.

Robot LINKi Zero Down Time (ZDT), a cloud-based solution available to manufacturers who purchase FANUC robots, offers predictive analytics that can prevent unexpected downtime by identifying component failures in advance, and recommend proper intervals for routine equipment maintenance activities.

ZDT allows plant managers to schedule regular production downtime for maintenance and mechanical hardware replacement rather than lose valuable time and money performing unscheduled repairs or maintenance.   Plant managers can monitor the manufacturing process using a web portal and have a clear picture of device health, equipment utilization, and energy consumption.  ZDT data also helps customers reduce overall life cycle costs.

Today, over 17,000 robots in the automotive industry are operating with ZDT.  Since its introduction, FANUC estimates that ZDT has saved customers over 1,300 hours of unexpected production interruptions, which equates to more than $40M.

About FANUC America Corporation

FANUC America Corporation is a subsidiary of FANUC CORPORATION in Japan, and provides industry-leading robotics, CNC systems, and factory automation.  FANUC’s innovative technologies and proven expertise help manufacturers in the Americas maximize productivity, reliability and profitability.

FANUC embraces a culture of “Service First” which means that customer service is our highest priority.  We are committed to supplying our customers with parts and support for the life of their FANUC products.

FANUC America is headquartered at 3900 W. Hamlin Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48309, and has facilities in:  Atlanta; Boston; Charlotte; Chicago; Cincinnati; Cleveland; Houston; Los Angeles; Minneapolis; Montreal; Pine Brook, NJ; Pontiac, MI; San Francisco; Seattle; Toronto; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Sao Paulo, and Manaus, Brazil; and Aguascalientes, Monterrey, and Queretaro, Mexico.  For more information, please call: 888-FANUC-US (888-326-8287) or visit our website:  Also, connect with us on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and Instagram.


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