Fort Smith employing automation

Companies’ robots hard at work every day

Posted: July 29, 2012 at 2:43 a.m.

At the Baldor Electric Co. plant last week in Fort Smith, employee Michael Caple prepares insulation that’s used between copper wires in engines. Although robots are in use at the plant, people still perform most tasks.

Inside the numerous manufacturing plants across Fort Smith, bright yellow and orange robots are hard at work, doing mundane and sometimes dangerous tasks that their human counterparts no longer want to do.

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Business, Pages 65 on 07/29/2012