Welcome to Applied Automation Technologies
Welcome To Applied Automation Technologies.
AAT is a global technology software company with offices and representatives around the world.
Welcome to Applied Automation Technologies, we are a developer of universal metrology and automation software products for both on-machine metrology and CMM metrology as well as SPC and data gathering and management. Our products, CappsNC and CappsDMIS, allow programming of a both machine tool on-machine inspection and typical CMM inspection using a single common DMIS language. Applied Automation Technologies’ suite of software products is used by manufacturers of CMMS and machine tools and can be installed on existing CMMs and NC machine tools and can accommodate and wide range of CMM probing technologies as well as on-machine probes and scanning devices to be used in on-machine probing cycles.
AAT is committed to innovation and has long been the leader in developing metrology software UI/UX, system controller interfaces, and on-machine measuring software for closed-loop manufacturing with automatic metrology feedback for Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0.
As markets begin recovering from the devastating COVID-19 global pandemic, Applied Automation Technologies and CAPPS NC is helping position manufacturing and machining customers to come back from our economic setbacks stronger than before. Collecting metrology data the through on-machine metrology probing, directly on the production equipment where parts are made enables the ability to adjust work offsets and other machining parameters automatically, thus producing higher-quality parts in much less time, all on equipment you already own. This, of course saves time, reduces scrap/rework which save you money.
CappsNC and CappsDMIS are getting you closer to Factory 4.0 without the need for extremely large investments.
Let Applied Automation Technologies show you how Metrology Solutions for Smart Manufacturing can make you a more powerful production operation.
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What is Smart Manufacturing?
Smart manufacturing is a topic that is being increasingly spoken about in the industry, as more and more business owners explore the advantages and efficiencies associated with going down this route.
Smart manufacturing involves the use of systems that are fully collaborative and integrated, responding in real-time to the changing conditions and demands in the factory, as well as with regard to the needs of the customer and the supply network.
With that in mind, we’re going to look at the importance of smart manufacturing in further depth, including how it is going to drive the manufacturing industry forward.
Digitizing measurement data directly on the machine tool and sharing that data with all manufacturing devices
This is going to create a contemporary and competitive factory across the vast majority of industries. While it can seem daunting to implement a smart manufacturing factory, it is actually the reduction of complexity that causes a smart manufacturing plant to be so effective. Smart manufacturing is all about optimizing data quality and throughput through the automatic generation and with very little need for humans to intervene. This will ensure that your manufacturing plant runs seamlessly and automatically reacts to critical data instead of needing workers to get involved.
Using closed-loop metrology feedback to provide corrections on the fly allowing manufacturing equipment to be self-adapting
The most critical goal of manufacturing with metrology feedback is so that parts can be produced that are dimensionally accurate, irrespective of the changing parameters. This is achieved by using closed-loop feedback at the minimum manufacturing costs. Metrology is the most relevant data about the parts being manufactured. If you have control over this data, create it with ease, and convert it into powerful and meaningful parameters, as well as distributing it to the systems where needed, this is ultimately going to make your efforts a lot more efficient and drive down the expense of making the parts in question.
Reduce or eliminate opportunities for human error in the manufacturing process before the process gets out of control
One of the main benefits associated with smart manufacturing is that it eliminates the risk of human error. We all know that humans are susceptible to making mistakes, and these errors can be very costly in manufacturing, especially when they are allowed to impact the production process for quite some time without being noticed. Processes are automated, and intelligence is delivered to machines electronically to ensure that human mistakes do not make a massive impact.
So there you have it: an insight into smart manufacturing and all of the benefits associated with it. Smart manufacturing uses technology and real-time data to ensure that manufacturing plants are running as efficiently and effectively as possible.