FANUC is to hold its first open house event. The meeting will take place at the company’s UK headquarters in Ansty Park, Coventry on 29-31 October.
Under the billing of Manufacturing, Automation and Digital Transformation, the open house will look to raise awareness of how automation can improve productivity across manufacturing.
The programme will include a series of live machine demonstrations and industry debates.
According to FANUC, recent figures suggest that the depth of automation in the UK falling behind other manufacturing nations. This is likely to have an impact on the ability of companies to keep pace, in terms of productivity.
Figures show that there are 71 industrial robots per 10,000 workers in the UK, meaning the country lies 15th in density rankings across European markets.
By contrast, Germany has 309 robots per 10,000 workers, contributing to a productivity rate which is 30% higher per hour than in the UK.
Tom Boucher, MD at FANUC UK, commented: “Many in UK manufacturing remain suspicious of automation, with a common misconception being that it equates to a high up-front cost. However, automation solutions are accessible to everyone – from family-run subcontracting businesses, through to multi-national organisations.
“FANUC’s inaugural open house will showcase a range of technologies [and] address misunderstanding within UK industry, and highlight how turning to automation can drive significant and tangible productivity.”
FANUC will have a selection of hardware on display at the open house, including Robodrill, Roboshot and Robocut machines. Further, there will be a display of the new FIELD (FANUC Intelligent Edge Link & Drive) system.
Prospective attendees can register via the FANUC site: https://www.fanuc.eu/uk/en