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Profiting From Lights Out Manufacturing

Posted by Ken Brakefield on Apr 21 2016

Lights-out manufacturing is now becoming a common concept with more and more factories automating most of the production process. Even though few manufacturers have realized a truly independent automated system, the existing levels of automation are enough to allow robots take over those late night shifts or replace the bulk of the human employees during them.

The ‘lights out’ philosophy draws its name from the fact that robots don’t need light to work. With the proliferation of intelligent automation equipment and control units, more business are in a position to maximize production by employing the lights out manufacturing philosophy.


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