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Elbow to elbow, into the future

Collaborative robots are here, as predicted

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I recently had an opportunity to attend ProFood Tech, Automate and ProMat trade shows at McCormick Place in Chicago with a colleague.While we have attended these events in previous years, this year brought us to Chicago with a specific mission. Like many manufacturing entities, we find ourselves challenged to provide enough workforce to run the lines the way we want to.While the improved economy means fewer people are out of work, the downside there isn’t enough people to go around. Companies like ours are forced to look to improved automation to meet our obligations.While the general subject matter of the shows was different, one common thread united them. As my…

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