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.
From quoting and design analysis to the application of tool paths, software automation facilitates custom-machined parts on demand and without middlemen.
In metalworking, a shop's move from one level of automation to the next can be a business-busting decision if badly timed. This article looks at what you should consider when taking the next step toward automating an operation.
Take a look at some of the options, and find out how some shops make their decisions.