eCoast Angels, an funding group that focuses on early-stage firms growing expertise options, led the funding spherical. Flexxbotics plans to make use of the funding to speed up the worldwide commercialization of its cloud-based manufacturing administration software program platform, the Flexx Join platform.
The platform comes geared up with productiveness instruments, together with the Flexx Reference and Flexx Beacon that assist scale back complexity and setup time when repurposing a robotic.
“Flexxbotics was interesting to us as traders as a result of they’re taking a novel strategy to attach info from enterprise methods instantly with the gadgets/machines in store flooring workcells,” Peter Schroer, a member of eCoast Angels, stated. “This has lengthy been a essential hole for manufacturing firms and we anticipate fast adoption of their product within the coming months as the corporate rolls out its new expertise.”
The corporate’s platform gives a no-code device package that permits discrete producers to have a tighter grip on course of management, seize related operations information and automate workcell setup. Flexxbotics focuses on collaborative robots from Common Robots (UR) and is a UR+ licensed companion in North America.
“Flexxbotics is concentrated on the mission of serving to discrete manufacturing firms full the digital transformation. These firms have struggled with the problem of connecting ERP, MES, and different fashionable enterprise methods with the legacy manufacturing tools on the store flooring,” Tyler Bouchard, co-founder and CEO of Flexxbotics, stated. “Our imaginative and prescient is to vary that by offering a turnkey device package to seamlessly join robots, CNC machines, PLCs, and different manufacturing with one another by means of a store flooring communications mesh.”
Flexxbotics was based in 2018 by Bouchard and Tyler Modelski, now the CTO. The corporate started as a spinout of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), and joined MassRobotics in August 2021. MassRobotics is an unbiased, nonprofit group serving as an innovation hub for robotics and linked gadgets firms.