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I, Frank

Published on April 19, 2019

Frank has robots on his mind. He talks about automation in general and how it has made organizations more effective, but bemoans the fact that such automation removes entry-level jobs from all industries. Will we see the movie “Planet of the Robots”?

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By Werner Rebsamen on Apr 19, 2019

Frank - you are a bit late with Robots. For over 20 years, I was an annual speaker at the Research and Engineering Council Bindery Seminar on the topic of what's new around the World in regards to Print Finishing.. Every year, manufacturers introduced us to robots stacking off books, showing-off sophisticated finishing equipment etc.. On my many trips, I could see self guides vehicles transporting printed signatures to the bindery. Same with rolls of paper being handled by AVG's to the press room. Muller Martini and Ferag introduced the roll concepts which I covered 1984 in HVP and the American Printer.
You are right, so many manual tasks are being history. We do live in a world of robotic systems and touch-screen machinery settings.

 

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