Stock accuracy, traceability, and timely delivery of parts are key aspects of a material handling system. Today, most factories still rely on manual handling of electronic components. In the best case with the support of unique barcodes for parts and a tight software integration to a MES or ERP system. To further increase factory productivity, improving the business, a higher degree of automation is required. This is a trend already ongoing among electronic manufacturers worldwide.
SOMIRO is an EU-financed research project that aims to advance the technology for monitoring processes in precision agriculture. Together with eight European partners, Mycronic will develop a swimming soft milli-robot to improve water quality monitoring – while reducing the environmental footprint of farming.