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Technology Advances Automation Trends

Shops of all sizes looking for better efficiency are realizing the benefits of a deeper investment into automation.


Checklist for Lights-Out Manufacturing

Many shops of various sizes are trying to hop on the lights-out bandwagon. This article looks at some things to consider and check out before “hopping.”


Labor Savings in Grinding

Representatives of a grinding equipment supplier comment on how this critical process can be made more efficient.


A Robotic (R)evolution

This shop’s evolving approach to automation has led it to streamline processes, challenge preconceived notions about robotics and embrace the notion that a manufacturing sequence is greater than the sum of its parts.


Robotic Part Handling Reduces Labor Costs

To remain competitive, many manufacturing companies are looking for accurate, reliable and maintenance-free machine tools offering fast change-over, programming and setup.


(Un)Stoppable Automation for the Mold Shop


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.


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