Zen and the Art of Quoting Custom Automation

One question I get from a lot of smaller (and not so small) OEMs is “how do you quote custom automation machinery?” If you’re making standard machines the answer is pretty obvious. Look at past material and labor spend and use that as your baseline standard (adjust according to market conditions). However, what about custom […]

Automation is Failing at Bringing in New Talent

Let’s Face It: We are Failing as an Industry If you are one of the people who know me well, you know that automation & robotics have been my life.  I entered machinery design right out of college and have been in it for 28 years now.  I co-founded and grew a custom automation company […]