FANUC and Rockwell Automation to collaborate on integrated manufacturing solutions
23 September 2014
FANUC and Rockwell Automation, have announced a global collaboration effort to provide customers with a seamless and integrated manufacturing solution.
The two companies have expanded their initial collaboration, which started four years ago, in the CNC and Logix PAC environments with further integration of robotics, ROBOMACHINEs and enterprise software products. The initial impact o the agreement will be felt on applications in the automotive industry, where customers can experience benefits of a preferred integration plug-and-play automation and information solution.
“FANUC had already been offering flexible open interfaces to complementary automation systems globally. However, FANUC and Rockwell Automation together agree that our globally shared customer base wants a completely integrated automation solution. So, I am proud to announce this advanced global collaboration with Rockwell Automation that allows us to offer a preferred integration solution to our customers around the world,” said Dr. Yoshiharu Inaba, president and CEO of FANUC Corporation.
Keith Nosbusch, Rockwell Automation chairman and CEO, said: “The global collaboration between Rockwell Automation and FANUC is a direct response to our customers’ needs for more effective integration across manufacturing disciplines. Integrating FANUC CNC, robot and ROBOMACHINE portfolios with our integrated control and information solutions will result in better manufacturing agility, to help customers achieve a secure connected enterprise.”
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