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Implementation of Robot Systems by Mike Wilson

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Chapter 9

Conclusion

Abstract

This chapter brings together the automation equipment, applications, and project stages discussed in the previous chapters. The development of an automation strategy is discussed, including the relationship between automation and lean manufacturing. The benefits of such an automation strategy are identified and discussed. The chapter concludes with a view of the future together with some key points all manufacturing companies should consider in relation to their investment plans for robot systems.

Keywords

Lean manufacturing

Automation strategy

Early automation systems were dedicated to specific products. These were suited to high volumes ...

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