The Robotic Future of Manufacturing
The use of robotics in manufacturing is rapidly increasing—and with good reason! Incorporating robotic technology has resulted in improved output and, therefore, increases in revenue and efficiency. In a new article for Manufacuring.net, author Kayla Matthews discusses five ways that the use of robotics in manufacturing helps to improve output.
- Handling of Raw Materials – Robots can take on dangerous work roles, keeping humans from risk. Additionally, their design allows for levels of precision, consistency, and skill that help to lower product damage in factories and warehouses.
- 24/7 Operation – People need to sleep, but robots do not. Robotic factories can run round-the-clock, though they still do require humans to oversee the work.
- “Eclectic Usage” – Matthews coins this phrase to refer to the varied and seemingly limitless—and perhaps impossible to categorize—ways that manufacturers find to incorporate robotics into their processes.
- Job Creation – Contrary to the belief of many who worry that robots are eliminating jobs, Matthews explains that the incorporation of robotics into manufacturing is creating new roles, such as the monitoring jobs required by 24-hour operations mentioned above.
- Increased Capacity – While human workers are at maximum output capacity, robotics are able to help manufacturers produce even more.
Learn more by reading the article in full at Manfacturing.net.