Cabling for automation White Paper
Enhanced reliability, new opportunities
This report is intended to give a general overview of the machine tool and automation market − which includes industrial, service and personal robotics − and to provide information about how Nexans is serving this diverse and growing sector.
The paper opens with a definition of the role automation plays in the world economy, and outlines recent trends in machine tool technology and robotics. New challenges and opportunities are presented in six key areas, each of which has important repercussions on cables and cabling. Customer incentives and expectations are outlined. The second section presents Nexans’ overall solutions in the five key areas that apply to industrial automation, and then briefly reviews other solutions and service capabilities applicable to new automation markets.
This report is followed by an Appendix containing a list of recent Nexans success stories, innovations and references.
I. INTRODUCTION: FROM THE FACTORY FLOOR TO THE SERVICE INDUSTRY
- The place of automation in the world economy
- From machine tools to robotics
- New challenges and their impact on cables
3.1 Mobility and sense
3.2 Higher intelligence
3.3 Internet networking
3.6 Safety and eco-friendliness
- Incentives and customer expectations
II. NEXANS: MOTIONLINE™ FOR MACHINE TOOLS, ROBOTS AND FLOWLINES
- MOTIONLINE™ cable solutions for manufacturing
- Solutions and services beyond manufacturing
III. APPENDIX: SOME RECENT NEXANS SUCCESS STORIES, INNOVATIONS AND REFERENCES