flexibility

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The robots are coming

While stationary robots are well-established and important parts of many factories and production plants, mobile platforms and manipulators will become an integral part of your factory of the future. At the Industrial Automation Forum at Hannover Messe, Bruno Adam, our Mobile Business Director Europe, answers how the manufacturing process is evolving and why factories, driven by
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Why is a flexible production line so attractive?

It’s because high flexibility can ultimately offer ‘Lot size 1’, which means 100% customer satisfaction, much less waste, smarter branding, and better results. By being able to realize fast change-overs to exploit new trends and individual consumer demands, you can turn small numbers into big business. Flexibility is a key aspect of our advanced automation
Machines

The challenges of today’s machine building industry

The ramping up of the low wage economies in the machine building sector means that OEMs often feel they are working under the shadow of the threat of cheap imports. In the first of a series of articles, Robert Brooks and Karl Walker look at the ‘must-have’ features that will keep UK machine builders ahead

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