Taking down the transoms and fences
¬By Tom Hoffman, President/CEO, R.M Hoffman
Mechatronics was created in 1969 by Tetsuro Mori, an engineer at Yaskawa Electric Corporation, a pioneer in industrial automation. The diagram on the right (from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute via Wikipedia) is an accurate contemporary representation of the cybernetic interactivity embodied in Mechatronics project management.
In a recent blog episode, I wrote about the impact of IoT, the Internet of Things. While chatting with our value-added engineering team shortly after, Mechatronics leapt into the conversation. IoT looks to be a super-enabler that energizes and accelerates the practice of Mechatronics. For engineers, Mechatronics is essentially the vertical integration of engineering disciplines to achieve the horizontal integration of manufacturing-ready hardware and software. All good!
Our company welcomes the opportunity to work with integrated engineering teams and maximize the full benefits of Mechatronics. Our six-step design process, which bridges engineering boundaries to deliver manufacturing prototypes, provides an effective methodology for harnessing a mechatronic approach. Removing walls and transoms, all required disciplines sit at the same table. And we believe this is why customers continue to knock on our door for value-added motion assemblies.
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