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Lights Out: A Transition to Fully Automated Factories
A "lights-out factory," the idea of which originated in the 1980s, is more a set of practices than a single process for automated manufacturing. With existing lights-out factories, several technologies are employed to eliminate or reduce the need for human interference. For example, companies like Foxconn and Phillips use automated robots to replace human labor in third-shift operations. More advanced plants, like the one operated by Japanese robotics manufacturer FANUC, can run completely unsupervised for periods of 30 days, producing 50 robots daily. For these technologies, the sky’s the limit — when done right, they increase throughput while also reducing injuries, overhead, and labor costs.