This is automation

United States, 1955

Film
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Defines automation and illustrates industrial applications of the principles of automation. Points out that automation can be applied to many different phases of manufacturing and a plant does not have to be fully automated to take advantage of present development. Automatic equipment is seen in operation in an electric bulb assembly plant, a pretzel factory, an automobile manufacturing plant. Mentions advantages of automation - increased efficiency, conservation of man-power, increased safety, improved quality.

Credits

director

Frank Boynton

production company

Raphael G. Wolff Studios

Language

English

Duration

00:28:17:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

29438

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Factory management

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Industrial efficiency

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Industrial productivity

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Labor productivity

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Manufacturing processes

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Automation - Social aspects

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

History → Machinery - History

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Machinery - History

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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