April 2018 Product Spotlight: Robots and Automation
This month’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight focuses on robots, handling equipment and other automation products.
The image gallery above, based on Modern Machine Shop magazine’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight, features a variety of automation equipment, from pallet handling to programming and modeling software.
Swipe through the gallery for details, and follow the caption links for more information about each item.
Expanding capacity into the unattended hours calls for counterintuitive new ways of thinking about the work.
This shop justified the robot solely through improved use of labor. Other benefits came to light after the automation arrived.
Automated machining processes enable this maker of high-performance mountain bike parts to manufacture efficiently with minimal staff.