Robotics Manufacturing

Building the hardware of the future requires manufacturing software that is future-proof

Why Robotics Manufacturers Choose ION

The robotics industry is highly competitive, with many companies vying for market share in various segments, such as industrial robots, service robots, and collaborative robots (cobots). Developing and manufacturing robots involves highly complex manufacturing processes and a modern MES that can support the traceability of millions of parts.


  • Engineer-to-Order: From varying product configurations, bill of materials (BOM), and engineering designs, ION offers the ability to tailor every build. to accommodate unique customer specifications, with advanced traceability for every assembly.

  • 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing: ION Factory OS supports additive manufacturing technologies such as 3D printing for rapid prototyping, on-demand production, and design optimization, particularly for small-batch or specialized robots.
  • Inventory Management: Minimize inventory carrying costs with real-time Inventory tracking capabilities to maintain necessary levels of raw materials, components, and spare parts 
  • Cost Analysis: Research, development, and testing robotics hardware often entail substantial costs and investment. With ION, you gain access to comprehensive as-built reporting, which meticulously documents the total expenses involved – the parts, people, and time it took to build a sub-assembly, or an entire finished product. So, you can price accordingly and stay competitive.
  • Comprehensive traceability:  Track the production history of robotic components and assemblies, ensuring compliance with regulatory standards and facilitating timely recalls or audits.
  • Connectivity and Data Exchange: ION has a flexible open API so you can integrate your current ERP and PLM systems along with new emerging technologies such as AI and IoT, facilitating a bilateral flow of data across the factory floor
  • Quality Assurance and Compliance: Ensuring the safety of robotic systems is paramount, especially in industrial settings where robots work alongside human. Use intelligent workflows to program regular checkpoints and milestones during the assembly process to mitigate flaws and issues later.

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