February 2016

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Automation

A beginner’s guide to automation

Years ago, automation was something that only companies with substantial production could afford. The automation technology that’s available today is affordable enough for more shops to consider and flexible enough to be effective for lower lot sizes, but where should a beginner start? While we will focus on cells based on an articulating robot, the same concepts can be applied to other forms of automation. Part 1 of 3