TITLE

WILL YOU SINK OR SWIM WITH AUTOMATION AND ROBOTICS?

AUTHOR(S)
Lee, Judith
PUB. DATE
September 2010
SOURCE
LabTalk;Sep/Oct2010, Vol. 38 Issue 19C, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the significance of automated and robotic equipment in the optical laboratory business. The author admits that while automation will definitely help laboratories increase production and accuracy, they must possess first the know-how of this new system and the preparedness to meet the likely obstacles during the transition period. HOYA technical products manager Ryan Markey cites the advantages of automated equipment such as its capability to increase accuracy and speed in blocking.
ACCESSION #
54020785

 

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