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Exploring the: Robots & Automation Zone

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Robots, Robots, Robots

Lately, I’ve noticed an increasing number of shops researching ways to implement various types of automation to improve their productivity through unattended operation.

Minimizing Personnel with Unattended Operations

Once a machine is cutting parts, the operator is free to perform other duties. It makes sense that the longer the machine can run unattended, the more of these other duties the operator would be able to perform.

Interacting with Automation

Working in conjunction with robots, rather than simply harnessing their power, may represent the next step toward fully integrating machines into the industrial workplace.

Supply-Side Robotics

It’s not just the promise of automation that drives robot adoption, but also the cost of the technology. Will price declines bring about much more widespread use of robots in manufacturing?

The Secret Robot

A manufacturer struggles over its employees’ potential reaction to automation. The struggle itself says something important.

Industry 4.0

Industrial Automation North America 2014 and Motion Drive & Automation North America 2014 combine to introduce attendees to more than 170 global automation and motion control exhibitors.

The Key to Success

It is clear that automation is becoming increasingly important to success in manufacturing. But what does it take to be successful in automation?

Automation Onward

Numerous factors suggest that machine-tending robots will soon be much more commonplace in U.S. shops.

On Automation

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

Robots Drive High-Performance Manufacturing

As anticipated, IMTS brought a nice list of technological eye-openers.

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