Futura Automation will help manufacturers across 16 Western states design and deploy Forge/OS-powered automation solutions
Columbus, OH — As part of an ongoing effort to make automation more accessible to manufacturers of all technical backgrounds, READY Robotics has been building a comprehensive network of automation solution providers to spearhead the design and deployment of Forge/OS-powered automation solutions. Today, READY is proud to announce a new strategic partnership with Futura Automation, a leading provider of automation solutions for robotics, material handling, automated assembly, and AI-driven machine vision applications. As READY’s stocking distributor for 16 western states including WA, OR, CA, ID, MT, TX, LA, AR, OK, ND, SD, NE, KS, MO, MN, IA, Futura Automation will help manufacturers alleviate labor issues, solve production challenges, and boost output with Forge/OS-powered automation.
Futura Automation plans to embed READY’s Forge/OS software platform into several of its standard solutions, such as flexible feeding, with its partners Flexfactory, Cognex and Fanuc; machine tool robot tending with Futura Automation’s VersaBuilt solution and Gantry Robotics, with its partners Macron Dynamics and Sanyo Denki. Several more solutions are under consideration and will be developed based on customer demand. By leveraging Forge/OS in their solutions, Futura Automation will be able to interchange robots from different brands to best meet the needs of the customer, or the application.
“Futura Automation provides innovative solutions for tough manufacturing problems. Our team is focused on helping our customers compete in global markets and allow reshoring of production using automation tools such as robots, machine vision and artificial intelligence,” said Brian McMorris, President, Futura Automation. “READY Robotics speeds up and simplifies the development and execution of robot manufacturing systems. Our team will provide the required training and support to quickly and economically implement robotic solutions.”
With support for FANUC, Yaskawa, ABB, Kawasaki, Staubli, Epson and UR robots, Forge/OS provides a single programming interface for hundreds of models of collaborative and industrial robots, as well as the peripherals required for automation. Beyond enabling Futura Automation to create automation solutions that scale across robot brands, Forge/OS’s intuitive, no-code programming interface enables Futura Automation to deploy solutions that their customers can manage – including programming for new parts or new tasks, touching up programs, or recovering systems on their own.
Ben Gibbs, CEO and Co-Founder of READY Robotics believes this partnership can significantly benefit manufacturers hungry for automation. “Complexity prevents many manufacturers from utilizing automation to alleviate production challenges. Robots need to be easier to use, but that’s not enough. That’s why we’re so excited to partner with Futura Automation. Their strong presence across the Western US, and extensive experience helping manufacturers automate a wide range of manufacturing processes, make them an ideal partner to represent Forge/OS-powered automation.”
Futura Automation represents a cornerstone in READY’s distributor/integrator network, which now covers the entire US with over 30 regional integrator/distributor partners.
About READY Robotics
Founded in 2016, READY Robotics makes software that vastly simplifies robot programming. READY’s core product is Forge/OS, the first industrial operating system for controlling robots from top robot OEMs, as well as the peripherals needed to make those robots productive in a real world environment. Through enterprise-grade software (Forge/OS), a robot-agnostic marketplace for automation (READY Market), and an online automation learning platform (READY Academy), READY makes it dramatically easier for manufacturers of all sizes and technical backgrounds to leverage robotic automation to solve production challenges, improve productivity, and increase competitiveness.