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An automatically controlled operation of an apparatus or system by mechanical or electronic devices that take the place of human elements of observation, effort, and decision making.

laboratory automation

The use of clinical laboratory instruments that assay large numbers of samples with minimal human intervention.
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The progress of global automation 3D printing market is boosted by several advantages offered by automated 3D printing system such as low cost of production, accuracy, and capacities for augmented production.
The report analyses the global automated suturing devices market in terms of market value (US$ Mn) and market volume (units) by product type, region, end-user and application.
Ask an automated investment tool sponsor whether it receives any form of compensation for offering, recommending or selling certain services or investments.
Specializes in tooling for automotive, cosmetic, electronic and appliance decoration and assembly, as well as a vacuum take-off device to speed part removal after stamping, automatic feed devices, turntables, slide tables, indexers, parts-handling equipment, and automated assembly systems.
* Implement the policy through centrally controlled automated processes
It may not be for every mine, but if there is a requirement for extra hoisting capacity or more time to do maintenance, automated rope inspection will increase hoist availability, he noted.
According to Snell, Microsoft Excel is the most commonly automated application by their users, which is why it was important to make it easier to automate and retrieve date from Excel.
* Employs safety, logistics, engineering, acquisition, maintenance, and supply data within a single automated life cycle support process
CTI's MTX 256 Tech Control Switching System is an automated network infrastructure management system designed to modernize the tech control center at Camp Roberts.
The former is made possible through new work in focused crawling and the latter through innovations in automated classification (which include the assignment of Library of Congress Subject Headings [LCSH] and Library of Congress Classifications [LCC] ).
* "Automated identification of students selected for verification, with an e-mail automatically sent requesting documentation; follow-up e-mails to students on a monthly basis regarding outstanding documentation

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