Comau has agreed a new partnership with MVB Automation in Brazil. Founded over 10 years ago, the company is a system integrator based in Camaçari, Bahia, with about 90 experts in the field of factory automation.
MVB serves a variety of customers in general industry with robotics solutions, automation controls, process simulation and tooling.
Companies plan to jointly develop hardware and software solutions for the proactive maintenance of machines
Engineering Ingegneria Informatica and robot-maker Comau have signed a global cooperation agreement to develop and market solutions for predictive maintenance based on modular hardware and software and designed to acquire and analyze field data – through the internet of things, and big data analytics.
The companies say these solutions are targeted at the manufacturing industry and in particular, and companies operating in the automotive, industrial manufacturing, food and beverage, pharmaceuticals and white goods sectors, and conform to the Industry 4.0 paradigm.
Robotics and automation distributor Lucas is presenting Comau robots to its French market at an event this week.
Lucas signed a deal with Comau as an official distributor of its robots in France. Lucas, is a long-established French company based in Bazas, and has been active for over 50 years in manufacturing and supplying linear axis and Cartesian robots.
Exclusive interview with Maurizio Cremonini, head of marketing at Comau
As many readers of Robotics and Automation News will know, Comau (Consorzio Macchine Utensili)is the Italian manufacturer of industrial robotic arms utilised by all the leading automakers in the world.
One of those automakers is the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Group, which happens to own Comau, as well as the famous Ferrari brand of supercars.
So, in a way, Comau could claim to be the Ferrari of industrial robot makers. If I were the company’s marketing boss, I would certainly make more of the Ferrari connection. Having said that, Comau robots do echo the beauty of Ferrari cars, both in their colour and their shapes, using a similar red to the classic body paint on a Ferrari such as the one pictured above, and lately using a silver/grey/brushed steel and black combination with curves perhaps borrowed from Ferrari cars.
In one of the most dramatic statements of intent, Comau has launched tons of new robots and technologies at Automatica, and provided an insight into its new collaborative robot, under the company’s new motto ‘Think out of the fence’
Comau has introduced two new Racer robots and the SCARA robot family along with a preview of their high payload collaborative robots.
COnsorzio MAcchine Utensili, or Comau Robotics, has been growing fast in recent years, according to a statement released by the company, although it has yet to reveal figures to back up its claims.
Comau technology is said to be used by all major automotive companies in their manufacturing plants, and the robots are often painted a distinctive red, reminiscent of that famous prestige car marque, Ferrari.