Connecting islands of automation
For decades, many companies have applied automation exclusively to the manufacturing process, leaving islands of automation to be connected by manual transport logistics (fork trucks, tuggers and manual push carts). Servicing these machines in an ineffective way can directly reduce the overall performance and output of the automation.
The full benefits of mechanisation are only realized when the automation loop has been closed and the islands of automation are robotically connected.
That's where ADAM fits in.
In a textbook example of lean manufacturing, ADAM is designed to predictably and instantaneously react to the electronic request of the machines for service, delivering what the production cell wants, when it wants, in the quantity that it wants for optimal efficiency.