Automating your manufacturing cell is quickly becoming easier to justify with the advancement of technology and the rising cost of labor. Also, design for flexible change overs is a must in todays automation. The key is pushing your manufacturing cell closer to 24/7.
Automation can be as simple as a bar feeder on a turning cell or have a robot load and unload parts and other monotonous tasks with the light out. With the advancement of vision on a robot, technology has moved ahead at lightning speed while costs continue to fall.
Lot sizes seem to be getting smaller with a focus on quick turn around. Keeping cells flexible and quick change overs are not only a trend but a must.
Let us help you design a cell that fits your needs as well as look at some "pre-engineered" solutions.