Would you like to work in a dark unheated building? Didn't think so.
Most of the work environments a robot can handle would be impossible for a human worker. That's why robots are helping manufacturers conserve energy, cut costs, and minimize waste.
Controlled environments are less of a concern when it comes to robots. Robots can work without lighting, heating, or cooling. In most manufacturing
facilities, floorspace equals utility costs. But compact workcells
take up minimal floor space, cutting
keep costs down by automatically turning off peripherals when they aren't in use. Small adjustments like this have a huge impact over time. Every robotic movement is controlled in a consistent manner so energy can be saved once again.
On related note, every robotic application is calculated and precise. Because there is less room for human error, there is less waste material.
Slim, efficient EOAT
translates into energy savings as well. When the tooling is lighter the entire robot's structure can be lighter and more easily maneuvered. Newer welding
guns, for example, have smaller transformers and cables. They also use direct current control.