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Get a Federal Tax Break on Automation Equipment with Section 179

If you are the owner of a small to medium-sized business looking for ways to reduce your tax liability and increase your productivity, you may want to consider investing in industrial robotic automation. Robotic automation in itself can help your business save time, money, and resources over time while improving

Process Development

A Checklist for Automation RFQ Information Whitepaper

Putting together an RFQ or even earnestly exploring automation, is a job unto itself. It can be difficult to know what an automation integrator may need to start the process. Providing the right information helps develop a quote package.

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Process Development

Consolidating production processes with automation

Moving toward automating production facilities that have a few or more lines can be an overwhelming prospect. Each line may need upgrades. Judging which should receive more of the budget is a task that may not have a clear cut solution.

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Process Development

Proof of Principle Testing Takes the ROI guesswork out of automation

Looking into automation for a particular production process? Determining if automation is the correct way to go may be a rather murky prospect, especially if there’s no off-the-shelf system to do it. There’s a way to prove out whether automating that process would have the ROI that the firm needs without having to build the entire system.

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Streamline kitting operations for production efficiency

Keeping production on track with the right components in high variability, low volume assembly and manufacturing can be a headache that tends to affect throughput. When product variations are small in nature but important to functionality, these issues can not only affect production efficiency, it can also make trouble in keeping quality on track.

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Knowing What to Automate First

When you oversee an entire manufacturing system, there’s a forest of opportunities to automate. How do you pick the first process to tackle first?

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Manual Production Line Updates for Increased Throughput – No Automation Needed

Whether the human-centric production process revolves around high dexterity operations or large scale, heavy industrial applications, greater efficiency can be found by adopting systems used primarily in automation-first systems. Many times, production volume increases can be had without resulting in replacing workers with automated processes and can even be installed without large disruptions to current production.

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Ways to increase automation performance without investing in a new system

Over the course of their lifetime, production line automation systems begin to lose efficiency. Replacing it with a completely new system would certainly improve throughput while bringing production tracking and control technology up to date. However, a new system’s price can be difficult to justify. Upgrade the current system, instead!


A Deeper Dive into Automated De-Palletizer Performance – Case Study

Based on using one of our turnkey de-palletizer cells, we’ve put together a case study discussing how the system helped a manufacturer reduce a large bottleneck at the front end of their production process. Within the document, we talk about its real world performance and the benefits it brings to producers who are looking to automate material intake processes.