Manufacturers' Monthly spoke with SICK Australia and New Zealand’s National Sales Manager Jeff Walker at AUSPACK PLUS 2013 about the developing role of automation in mining, manufacturing and other industrial environments.
In the video embedded below, Jeff:
- outlines the key areas of focus for SICK in the automation industry
- offers some insights into future developments and the current limitations of automation
- answers concerns from workers on the factory floor about the potential for automation to lead to job cuts; and
- discusses how developments in automation might affect the Australian manufacturing sector.