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:


From Aggravation to Lights-Out Production

(Un)Stoppable Automation for the Mold Shop

The Unaxpected Advantages of Robotic Automation


Shop-Wide Automation Approach Enables 24/7 Machining 

Flixible Robot Arm Boosts Production


Is Automation a Job Killer?

More Automation at Aztalan

MTConnect Aids Robotic Autoamtion

Factory Automation Made Easy

Can You Add Automation Without Enclosures?


The Automation Incentive



September 2013 cover.

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