Datanomix and Flexxbotics Partner to Automate Production Monitoring for Universal Robots

The new partnership combines management workflow software with performance data.


Flexxbobotics works with Universal Robots
Datanomix and Flexxbotics have partnered to better provide information for cobots made by Universal Robots.

Nashua, N.H.-based Datannomix is partnering with Boston-based Flexbotics to better offer real-time performance data of Universal Robots’ collaborative robots. By partnering with Flexxbotics, Datanomix said it is helping power lights-out and automated operations at precision manufacturers.

Advanced utilization and performance data for Universal Robots is collected and displayed in the Datanomix platform, offering insights into both cobot and CNC machine cycle time, part counts, run time, and machine/robot status to allow precision manufacturers to make better-informed decisions around automating their factory, the companies argued.

In addition, FlexxConnect provides centralized and revision controlled cobot and CNC program management capabilities, and guided workflows for both cobot operators and CNC operators.

“Datanomix customers are investing heavily in automation, and robotics are a key success factor in the automation movement,” said Greg McHale, co-founder and CTO of Datanomix. “Our job is to provide manufacturers with the data and insights they need to help optimize their factory operations. Partnering with Flexxbotics delivers a turnkey integration with Universal Robots that offers deep insights into robot performance, cycle time, utilization, and capacity, satisfying pent-up demand from our customers. And this is just the start of our collaboration to help automate more of our combined customers' operations.”

A closer look at the data

With this initial integration, existing Flexxbotics customers can add Datanomix to their deployments, and similarly, Datanomix customers can add the Flexxbotics management platform to Universal Robot installations. Using Flexxbotics' underlying technology, the Datanomix platform receives performance information directly from Universal Robots, and visualizes it alongside the performance data from the CNC machines the robots empower.

“The partnership between Datanomix and Flexxbotics was a natural fit,” said Tyler Bouchard, CEO of Flexxbotics. “In addition to sharing several customers, more importantly, we share a common philosophy of delivering advanced functionality through a simple, intuitive user experience that complements manufacturing workflows instead of working against them. Customers who love Flexxbotics love Datanomix and vice versa, and the enthusiasm for the partnership has been overwhelming.”

The Datanomix Platform automates the collection and analysis of manufacturing data and delivers deep insights into production performance, both in real-time and over-time. The company said the platform was designed for growth-oriented precision manufacturers.

The Flexxbotics platform significantly increases cobot-tended CNC utilization and productivity through a suite of robot redeployment, robot monitoring, robot to CNC connectivity, guided workflow and robot/CNC program management solutions.

Universal Robots sales are growing

This week, Universal Robots reported Q2 revenue of $83 million, which is up 8% from last year. The company said one particular growing application is welding. The company said it has also increased its revenue from original equipment manufacturer [OEM] channels.

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