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Automation firms pitch robots as solution to social distancing for manufacturers

July 05, 2020 / Plex Systems, Inc

Robotics and automation could offer manufacturers a key way forward to operating in the post-coronavirus environment because of their ability to reduce workplace contamination and worker interactions. That’s according to Tim Boeve, president and owner of Zeeland-based Hil-Man Automation LLC, who thinks of robots as the ultimate solution to a problem that’s become top of mind for manufacturing executives in the months after COVID-19 first made its way into the corporate lexicon.