Today, manufacturers are practical, creative, open to opportunities, and ready to work with the technologies available now. This special report looks at advanced manufacturing technology as it is now, and where it is leading today's manufacturers.
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With manufacturing and process businesses worldwide facing pressure to boost production performance and reduce costs. Among the improvement factors are optimizing asset utilization, reducing waste, lowering energy consumption, and maximizing uptime.
Multi-tasking turning/milling set-up
Small shops and large plants
Capability/benefit versus cost
Robot functions defined by product, task
Base load/unload time — 6-8 sec
No need for third-party automation