The degree of automation in precast plants for slabs and walls varies widely. The range extends from table production to highly automated circulation plants. The optimum degree of automation for a factory depends on many factors. Examples that should be mentioned here are: wage cost level, availability of qualified personnel, production space, financial means, sales quantity, product variety, product complexity, quality demands on the product and many more. However, an existing plant can also be adapted to changing situations. Circulation plants in particular are very well suited to the subsequent automation of working steps that are initially performed manually. In the next instalments of the series ‘Potentials for automation in precast plants’, examples will be presented of how working steps can be automated that are still performed manually in most plants, even today.
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