Rockwell, Fanuc and Cisco use AI to optimise production

Rockwell, Fanuc and Cisco use AI to optimise production 19 April, 2016 Fanuc, Rockwell Automation and Cisco are collaborating with a Japanese artificial intelligence (AI) start-up called Preferred Networks (PFN) to develop a technology that will link CNC (computer numerical control) machines, peripheral devices and sensors to robots, to deliver analytics designed to optimise manufacturing processes. The Fanuc Intelligent Edge Link and Drive (Field) platform will deliver advanced analytics for Fanuc CNCs, robots and other devices in automation systems. It will help to improve machine reliability, quality, flexibility, and speed – raising OEE (overall equipment efficiency) levels and increasing manufacturing profitability. It will also provide advanced machine-learning capabilities. By working with Cisco, Rockwell and PFN, Fanuc says it will be able to offer a complete systems including network and computing…


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