On Automation

Automation is a very real change that many shops are implementing to help improve their production processes.

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The September issue of Modern Machine Shop contains three feature stories, a column and a case study touching on the topic of automation. But we have written even more to this topic lately. Here is a small sampling of some of those stories:

FEATURES

From Aggravation to Lights-Out Production

(Un)Stoppable Automation for the Mold Shop

The Unaxpected Advantages of Robotic Automation

BETTER PRODUCTION (CASE STUDIES)

Shop-Wide Automation Approach Enables 24/7 Machining 

Flixible Robot Arm Boosts Production

BLOG POSTS

Is Automation a Job Killer?

More Automation at Aztalan

MTConnect Aids Robotic Autoamtion

Factory Automation Made Easy

Can You Add Automation Without Enclosures?

COLUMN

The Automation Incentive

 

September 2013 cover.

Editor Pick

Don’t Be in the Dark with Lights-Out Machining

Certain things must be considered before taking on lights-out machining in a shop. Think about the following points that are only some examples of what to consider prior to implementing lights-out machining.