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Collaborative Robots and Machine Tending: The Prosperous Path Forward

July 21, 2022
Cobots help machine shops free up valuable personnel, increase capacity while improving quality, and breathe new life into idle equipment.

The manufacturing labor gap is causing many machine shops to leave older CNC machines idle despite their high capital costs, resulting in productivity and profit losses. An ideal solution involves keeping all machines loaded and running as much as possible. Automated machine tending keeps human operators away from dull, dirty, and dangerous machine tending jobs while increasing worker satisfaction and value by allowing employees to manage automation equipment or execute more complex, higher-value-added tasks.

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