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Elmo Breaks the Manufacturing Paradox
Elmo Motion Control, Inc. Posted 05/23/2018
Elmo paper wins first prize at SPS/IPC/Drives Italia 2018 for its discussion of how OEMs and end-users can leverage smart drives and controls to deliver better products at a lower price without an expensive retrofit.
Lomazzo (Como) - Elmo Motion Control (Elmo), a global market leader of advanced motion solutions designed to make smart machines smarter, is proud to announce that its technical presentation, “The Paradox of Smart Manufacturing,” was awarded first place at SPS/IPC/Drives Italia 2018 (May 22-24; Parma, Italy). Customers today demand more for less better performance, higher quality, greater functionality, but at a lower price. Smart manufacturing shows promise as a way to help manufacturers meet those expectations. Unfortunately, some implementations can be quite expensive. As a result, manufacturers face a paradox how to build products that deliver more but costs less using equipment that delivers more and costs more. Elmo’s award-winning paper describes a way to break that paradox using smart drives and controls.
Although smart manufacturing technology provides a lower operating cost in general, the initial investment can be high. Manufacturers may not have the capital, the energy budget, or the factory floor space for a retrofit. They definitely don’t want to spend money on new equipment unnecessarily. In “The Paradox of Smart Manufacturing,” author Davide Fuoco will discuss how new drive and control technology can boost the throughput of existing robots and equipment while reducing footprint, energy consumption, and system downtime. He will also present a case study covering a company that used these techniques to boost throughput by a staggering 50%.
“By using the right technology, manufacturers and OEMs can improve the performance of their equipment with minimal cost end effort,” says Fuoco. “Smart safety is aimed at achieving the full potential of Industry 4.0 by optimizing safety, performance, and size all at the same time. Elmo’s motion control systems deliver the flexibility, throughput, and reliability required to address the customer paradox but also the manufacturing paradox.”
Fuoco, Davide; “The Paradox of Smart Manufacturing;” The challenges of automation: efficiency and flexibility; SPS/IPC/Drives Italia 2018; Parma, Italy (May 23).
You can also visit the Elmo website to download a summary of the talk and a video of the presentation.
About Elmo Motion Control
Elmo Motion Control (Elmo) designs, produces, and implements comprehensive, field-proven motion control solutions that make clients' data-driven, smart machines smarter. The company’s R&D department combines intelligent motion control technologies, real-time programming and control algorithms with advanced digital hardware to enable leaner, more flexible machines. Controlled by the Elmo application studio (EAS)—a software environment that cuts integration time and maintenance costs—Elmo’s servo drives and multi-axis motion controllers minimize a machine’s footprint and cabling, improve throughput, and give original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) a competitive edge. Founded in 1988, the company is headquartered in Israel. It employs more than 350 staff worldwide and has a dedicated presence in the United States, China, Germany, Italy, Korea, Poland, and the United Kingdom.