According to Franklin Bronze, the new operating system can help provide more accurate identification of molds and parts with less manual manipulation.
According to Franklin Bronze, the new operating system can help provide more accurate identification of molds and parts with less manual manipulation.

Franklin Bronze Precision Components reports that it has upgraded its automated parts in its shell room, which carries out investment casting manufacturing processes.

As well as replacing the robotic arm and supervisory system, the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) operating platform, was upgraded to the newest version, the company said.

According to Franklin Bronze, the new operating system can help provide more accurate identification of molds and parts with less manual manipulation, improving the quality of products during the production process.

‘The new robot arm, with the laser level adjustment, can automatically and instantly determine the level of slurry tank and will stop if it’s too low,’ said Chris Barber, operations manager. ‘It senses the levels on its own and is a great example of Industrial Internet of Things or IIoT with its interconnected sensors triggering the robot to respond. It's a game-changer and keeps us way ahead of the competition.’ In addition to the laser level adjustment, RFID scanning was also installed.

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