Utilization of modern production automation: Some technological, economic and social impacts

Jaakko Temmes, Jukka Ranta

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    The paper presents recent trends of production automation in Finland. It evaluates the technological stage reached so far and makes an assessment of future visions. Also some main features of industrial structure in Finland are described to form a better understanding of diffusion of modern automation systems.

    In connection with the implementation experience, special attention is paid to the analysis of the impact of production automation on smazll and medium scale industry.

    Design and training problems related to the automation-oriented technologies in flexible manufacturing systems are also discussed and a design strategy assessment is made.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)89-94
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 1987
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed
    EventSeminar on Industrial Robotics '86: International Experience, Developments and Applications - Brno, Czech Republic
    Duration: 24 Feb 198628 Feb 1986


    • flexible manufacturing
    • robots
    • technology diffusion
    • technology assessment
    • impacts of production automation


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