It might have started after the successful installation of your last CNC machining center or even at the last machine tool show you attended. But in this day and age, we all eventually begin to look at automation. The world is a small place today and global competition is the norm - no longer a rarity. To get the business your company needs and to prosper long term you have to not only compete, you have to win and win far more often than you lose. Often the process starts with an assessment that automation is too complicated and automation is only for the giant manufacturers but then, over time, it begins to dawn on you. You begin to ask yourself, "What if I could I add automation to the process?" or "Is it really possible to reduce costs and improve throughput - how do the big boys do it?"