CommScope, a global provider of infrastructure solutions for communications networks, has opened a new advanced manufacturing technology centre at its Kessel Lo, Belgium site, the company said.
The centre will showcase a newly formed partnership with Yaskawa, the world´s largest robot supplier, to determine the feasibility of adding robot technology and greater automation to manufacturing processes.
The new Advanced Manufacturing Technology centre enables CommScope to develop automated manufacturing competencies and technology in a laboratory setting through cross-functional collaboration and partnerships with universities, knowledge partners and suppliers. The goal is to kick-start the design of new process equipment and mechanization tools to implement in manufacturing locations globally.
The centre includes a vision lab to support the robotics, develop automated quality inspection and augmented reality based support tools. The mechatronics lab will design tools to facilitate craft sensitive and high precision operations. This area will also focus on the development of laser-enabled process equipment.
CommScope (NASDAQ: COMM) helps companies around the world design, build and manage their wired and wireless networks.