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From Aggravation to Lights-Out Production

Automated machining has transformed this South Carolina shop. However, achieving unattended production involved far more than just shutting off the lights.


The Unexpected Advantages of Robotic Automation

This shop justified the robot solely through improved use of labor. Other benefits came to light after the automation arrived.


Quick Change-Over with Gantry Loader

This gantry loader is designed to address common concerns about robots being too complicated, too expensive or requiring too much changeover time.


Win-Win Scenario Automates a High Volume Turning Operation

What started as a sales call from Bucci Industries to Methods Machine Tools evolved into a true success story at Gardner Denver's Fort Worth, Texas facility.


Space-Efficient Automation for CNC Lathes

Loader moves entirely within the footprint of the machine.


Automation at Aztalan Engineering

A contract manufacturer expands its capacity using various approaches to feeding the machines.


Automation Without Enclosures

A new line of robot arms can safely function alongside personnel with no safety guarding in many cases.


A Tidy Turning Cell

This compact cell offers automated turning and inspection for extended periods of unattended operation.


Running Remotely

Everybody talks about unattended machining operations and many have implemented it in varying degrees. Since day one, this Dayton, Ohio shop has never operated any other way.


Turn a Robot into a Metrology Device

In Booth E-5202, Hexagon Metrology is debuting the Cognitens WLS400A, a 3D optical measurement solution that transforms a robot into an automatic, high-accuracy metrology device.


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