Cobot technology: Innovation that works for the plastics industry

JIM LAWTON | April 13, 2018

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For plastics manufacturers, reducing costs and improving quality is a driving force for the increased use of robotic automation in their operations. The good news is that technological innovation has transformed robots, making it possible for plastics manufacturers to put these solutions to work on tasks and in places that, until now, we're out of the reach of traditional robots.

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