Mishima to Boost Industrial Grit With New Alliances

Mishima Kosan Co., Ltd. has announced a bid to strengthen its automation clout with a strategic partnership with READY Robotics. At the same time, the company will also deploy NVIDIA’s Isaac Sim.

Accordingly, Mishima Kosan is a diversified company with a strong presence in steel production, product manufacturing, and engineering services. Meanwhile, READY Robotics is a pioneer in no-code software for industrial automation.

Enhance Automation, Simulation

Through this collaboration, Mishima Kosan will deploy READY Robotics’ ForgeOS, an innovative low-code/no-code platform. This will enable users to easily program and control robots and automation devices. Most importantly, Mishima Kosan will do this in conjunction with NVIDIA Isaac Sim, an extensible robotics simulation platform. Thus, giving users a faster way to design, test, and train AI-based robots.

By partnering with READY Robotics, Mishima Kosan Co., Ltd. aims to enhance its automation capabilities with simulation. At the same time, it will provide even more advanced solutions to its clients across various industries. These include steel works, chemical plants, auto glass, and building materials factories.

The ForgeOS will empower Mishima Kosan’s team to quickly and efficiently develop and deploy automation solutions.

Yoshifumi Mizomoto, Executive Officer of Mishima Kosan said, “As we continue our own industrial automation journey, we look forward to collaborating with READY Robotics. The low-code/no-code capabilities…of ForgeOS, combined with the ability to simulate and test automation workflows using NVIDIA Isaac Sim, will offer a significant advantage to us. (Particularly), delivering innovative solutions and driving the future of automation in Japan and beyond.”

Empowers Manufacturers

ForgeOS, developed by READY Robotics, is a device-agnostic, low-code/no-code platform. It allows users to easily program and maintain automation systems, regardless of the brand of robot, sensor, or other hardware. By integrating ForgeOS with NVIDIA Isaac Sim, users can access virtual robots and simulate manufacturing lines from the comfort of a desktop computer. Simply put, it does not need specialized hardware or extensive programming knowledge. Uniquely, ForgeOS allows for a bi-directional connection from simulation to the real workcell, meaning programs can be pushed easily from sim to real, while data and updates to the physical workcell can be pulled back to sim.

“Our partnership with Mishima Kosan Co., Ltd. demonstrates the growing demand for accessible and user-friendly automation solutions,” said Kel Guerin, Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer at READY Robotics.

Furthermore, Guerin said, “By combining the power of ForgeOS’ low-code/no-code capabilities with NVIDIA Isaac Sim, we are enabling manufacturers to build and test automation workflows in simulation before deploying them in real-world environments, saving time and resources.”

As the two companies embark on this strategic partnership, powered by simulation tools from NVIDIA, industries in Japan and worldwide can look forward to a future. Specifically, where automation is more accessible, efficient, and adaptable to the ever-changing needs of the market.

21 May 2024

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