Automation & Manual Handling

Global competition demands that manufacturing must improve efficiency with better productivity, flexibility and quality. Improvements to machining activity can be met through palletising and then automation.

168 hours per week should be regarded as the possible productivity hours for machine tools providing shorter lead times and a faster return on capital expenditure.

Automation should not only be thought of as a solution for long running single part work but it is now possible to automate for small batch, high mix production. Controlling the cell can now achieve 24/7 run times with a variety of work and include previously manual operations, such as QA, part marking and deburring.

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