Get with the program

Berardinis, Larry
February 2007
Motion System Design;Feb2007, Vol. 49 Issue 2, p6
The author reflects on programmable automation of manufacturing processes in various automobile and bicycle industries in the U.S. He claims that through such automation, such industries are being upgraded due to scalability, and reduced entry costs and labor. He believes that as automation heightens, machine operators are no longer needed because machines will be running themselves. He contends that such effect will enable people to function at a higher level by improving quality and output.


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