Over the past several years, there has been great interest in developing ways to remotely execute critical manufacturing processes like welding, machining, and inspecting across long distances.
In 2018, a joint research team led by EWI identified the challenge of creating a “tele-manufacturing” system that could do exactly that – enable workers to operate functional equipment from a distant console to complete production-related tasks in another location.
What followed was a three-year process to develop the technology and hardware to achieve this goal.
With the successful implementation of the system in two naval shipbuilding sites this spring, tele-manufacturing — and specifically tele-welding — has become a reality. Other uses for the system are now being actively investigated and tested.
How did this state-of-the-art system get developed and implemented so quickly? What does it mean for manufacturing operations in the future? How can you explore potential applications of tele-manufacturing for your operation?
To learn more about the EWI tele-manufacturing system, EWI invites you to download Tele-Manufacturing: Applying Advanced Automation Solutions for Enhanced Productivity.
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For additional details about this groundbreaking project and EWI’s plans to advance tele-manufacturing technology, contact Connie Reichert LaMorte at [email protected].