30 Dec '16, 4am

Foxconn boosting automated production in China

Foxconn boosting automated production in China Chia-Han Lee, Taipei; Adam Hwang, DIGITIMES [Friday 30 December 2016] Foxconn Electronics is automating production at its factories in China in three phases, aiming to fully automate entire factories eventually, according to general manager Dai Jia-peng for Foxconn's Automation Technology Development Committee. In the first phase, Foxconn aims to set up individual automated work stations for work that workers are unwilling to do or is dangerous, Dai said. Entire production lines will be automated to decrease the number of robots used during the second phase, Dai noted. In the third phase, entire factories will be automated with only a minimal number of workers assigned for production, logistics, testing and inspection processes, Dai indicated. Foxconn's factories in Chengdu, western China, Shenzhen, southern China, and Zhengzh...

Full article: http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20161229PD206.html

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