LIGHTS OUT MACHINING
Some automated processes don’t need human oversight or control and can continue outside of business hours and even overnight—hence the term “lights out.” Lights out machining is a way for precision machining companies like Cadorath to increase productivity and create efficiencies—providing cost benefits to client and company alike.
ADVANTAGES OF LIGHTS OUT MACHINING
- Allows production to continue without human operators.
- Related costs are enhanced through reduced labour costs.
- Some machining equipment can continuously run 24 hours a day.
- Allows time intensive operations—such as finishing passes—to run during low demand periods.
ORIGINS AND DEVELOPMENT
When automated processes began to spread into industries world-wide, lights out machining was developed as a natural next step.
Lights out machining processes will continue to advance at Cadorath, allowing for a redistribution of jobs and priorities. While some repetitive machining no longer requires dedicated attention, technicians can then be used for shorter, more complex tasks that require more focus from the operator.
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