Control Systems / Industrial Robotics

How automation is opening new doors for Wisconsin manufacturers

By GazetteXtra (Janesville, WI)

Nov 28, 2016

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A modern-day manufacturing dichotomy exists at Performance Micro Tool's 6,250-square-foot facility in Janesville, WI.

On the “human” side, there are work stations where employees conduct product finishing, quality control, and packing and shipping.

On the “machine” side are a growing number of newer CNC machines that are fast replacing the shop's older CNC machines, ushering in fuller automation at the company. Since 2010, Performance Micro Tool has invested nearly $1 million on several new machines, company President Dave Burton said.

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