READY Robotics and the Industrial Solutions Network of CED Offer ForgeOS for Faster Deployment

READY Robotics' ForgeOS will be available to ISN's extensive network of partners and customers.

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ForgeOS is intended to provide a unified interface for implementing and operating industrial robots. The teach pendant is built by Keba.
READY Robotics, a Rockwell Automation Technology Partner, is collaborating with the Industrial Solutions Network of CED to widen the availability of its ForgeOS software.

READY Robotics yesterday announced a strategic partnership with the Industrial Solutions Network locations of Consolidated Electrical Distributors Inc., or CED. The collaboration brings the ForgeOS software to the network's customers, increasing the productivity of robots and industrial automation, said the companies.

“As a leader in the manufacturing industry, the Industrial Solutions Network of CED is committed to offering innovative solutions that enable our customers to thrive in a rapidly evolving marketplace,” said Brandon Bernier, partner ecosystem business lead at Industrial Solutions Network (ISN), in a press release.

“Our partnership with READY Robotics allows us to significantly enhance our offering to customers,” he added. “ForgeOS brings a game-changing automation platform to the robot cell, expanding beyond just the robot or PLC. We believe this collaboration will revolutionize how businesses approach automation, driving efficiencies and accelerating their growth.”

ForgeOS designed to ease deployment

“ForgeOS combines power and simplicity in a single app-based interface for robots, vision systems, conveyors, and other peripherals using common industrial protocols,” claimed READY Robotics.

The company said its product not only simplifies task creation, but it also enables live control of automation hardware. This can help reduce deployment time and make changeover faster while empowering operators to troubleshoot and recover from errors. As a result, ForgeOS can minimize downtime and free up automation specialists to focus on value-added tasks, asserted READY Robotics.

“Whether you're deploying a robot for the first time or scaling production across facilities globally, ForgeOS is an essential tool for deploying your automation project and keeping it running,” the company added.

“We are excited to partner with the Industrial Solutions Network of CED to expand the reach of ForgeOS within the industrial landscape,” said Benjamin Gibbs, CEO of READY Robotics. “Together, we can equip businesses with the tools to unlock the full potential of automation and achieve new levels of operational excellence. This partnership perfectly aligns with our mission to democratize robotics and make automation accessible to everyone.”

Columbus, Ohio-based READY Robotics said it is a pioneer in manufacturing systems and a Rockwell Automation Technology Partner.

Industrial Solutions Network to widen robotics availability

READY Robotics and the Industrial Solutions Network of CED said their partnership will enable widespread adoption of advanced robotics. ISN said it will use its extensive partner network and industry expertise to offer ForgeOS-powered systems.

The combination of cutting-edge technology with Rockwell Automation's distribution network will help customers “stay ahead of the competition, respond effectively to market demands, and optimize their operations for productivity and profitability,” said READY Robotics.

The Industrial Solutions Network said it is a group of manufacturing technology companies working to bring together their people, resources, and ecosystem of technology and delivery partners. Its stated goal is to help companies that design, build, make, and install products to “manufacture to their potential and with confidence.”

The ISN said its growing network of 76 locations has the industrial knowledge and experience to develop and provide the tools, services, and resources to help manufacturers achieve their goals.

The Rockwell Automation Fair will be in Chicago on Nov. 16 and 17.

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ForgeOS is intended to provide a unified interface for implementing and operating industrial robots. The teach pendant is built by Keba.

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