I am not an MSA guru. I am not familier with Type 1 or Type 2 testing. In my company we do, however, have the issue of automatic versus manual gages (or measurement systems). In the case of automatice gages, our practice is that the operator is not a variable (as the tool is automated, the operator plays no part in measurement variation). So repeatability is done the same way whether manual or automatice. But reproducibility on automatic eqiupment is not between operators, but between shifts or days or equipment shut downs. Rather than multiple operators, the reproducibility portion would include sets of measurements taken on different shifts, or different times of day, etc.