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Date / Time: Monday, August 27, 2012, 12:00 p.m. New York
Factory automation is synonymous with motors, drives, automation software, and so on. This also encompasses configurable and fixed components. That factory could be deployed for manufacturing components in the automotive, electronic, semiconductor, medical, or packaging industries. What it always comes down to is, can you produce products of the highest quality, at a reasonable cost, with a manageable time to delivery. Sujeet Chand, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Rockwell Automation
joins Design News' Al Presher to discuss what makes the “perfect” factory. That will cover the manufacturing equipment, the PLM software, and even the know-how that ties it all together.
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