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Making the Case for Automation in Manufacturing

By Wauseon Machine Sep 16, 2020 10:36:20 AM Automation

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The historical realities of the manufacturing industry paint a vivid picture of assembly line workers moving products in rote cadence. Many of us conjure images of nondescript factory employees in identical hard hats and protective gear manually turning the metaphorical cogs that keep a giant production wheel in continuous motion. 

Over the last several decades, however, the evolution of manufacturing automation has transformed once difficult, slow, and hazardous production tasks into remarkably safer and more productive ones. Even so, many organizations still cling to traditional (and often outdated) methods throughout their daily operations.

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How to Determine the True Cost of Robotics Integration at Your Organization

By Wauseon Machine Sep 1, 2020 1:03:22 PM Automation, Robotics

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Throughout the process of researching robotics integration for your manufacturing organization, there’s apt to be a concentrated focus on the financial component. Every operation has its own budgetary constraints, so it’s only natural to be concerned about cost. What many manufacturers might not understand, however, is the complete breadth of information involved in determining the true, or total, cost.  

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Industrial Robots, the New Normal: Rethinking Manufacturing Automation in a COVID-19 World

By Wauseon Machine Aug 18, 2020 8:45:00 AM Automation, Robotics

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The outbreak of COVID-19 has launched the world into a new era, for better or worse. Entire populations in countries across the globe—particularly here in the U.S.—are scrambling to redefine “normal” and identify the smartest, safest paths forward. For many, it’s been a tough pill to swallow, but it’s also been an eye-opening experience and a major catalyst for change. No more prominently has this shift manifested than in the manufacturing arena. 

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4 Highly Worthwhile Reasons to Use an Integrator for Your Robotics System

By Wauseon Machine Aug 4, 2020 9:00:00 AM Automation

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Whether your goal is to reduce manpower, decrease waste, increase productivity, or achieve a higher level of precision and quality within your manufacturing operation, effectively leveraging a robotics system is a smart way to position your company for success. Nonetheless, there’s no denying that designing and building this type of system is a complex process, regardless of the industrial robot’s actual size or specifications. 

Truthfully, carrying out a safe and lucrative robotics integration plan often requires a great deal more than the efforts of an in-house engineer. 

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Robotics vs. Fixed Automation in Manufacturing Environments

By Wauseon Machine Jul 16, 2020 8:25:00 AM Automation

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The manufacturing industry has undergone immense transformation in the last few decades, propelled largely by the ongoing advancement of automation opportunities. In fact, technology is quickly refashioning how manufacturing companies operate their entire businesses. 

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New 5th Axis CNC Equipment Expands Capabilities

By Wauseon Machine Jul 7, 2020 4:34:39 PM News

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Wauseon Machine Receives 2017 Industry Excellence Award

By Wauseon Machine Jul 7, 2020 4:30:07 PM News

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The 2017 Industry Excellence award was presented to Wauseon Machine by the Fulton County Economic Development Corporation during a local ceremony. Recognition was received from the State of Ohio Governor, Senate, and House of Representative.

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FANUC Robotics Integrator Awards

By Wauseon Machine Jul 7, 2020 4:27:37 PM News

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Scott Anair is the New President and CEO of Wauseon Machine

By Wauseon Machine May 22, 2020 4:27:10 PM News

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Wauseon Machine is pleased to welcome Scott Anair as its new President and CEO. As part of the long-term succession plan, the Board of Directors and Leadership Team of Wauseon Machine began the search for a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to succeed Russ Dominique last year. Anair is an accomplished business leader with experience in operations, engineering, program management, and business development. The appointment was effective March 9, 2020.

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