Industrial automation presents today's manufacturers with a host of unbeatable benefits. Here are the top five reasons to automate with robots or other automated equipment.
1) Increased Productivity
The entire purpose behind industrial automation is to increase productivity while maintaining quality. Industrial automation such as robotic systems allows companies to achieve faster cycle times, greater efficiency, and repeatability.
2) Significant Savings
Robotic workcells and other industrial automation systems are the ultimate in lean manufacturing. They offer a quick return on investment via dramatic increases in productivity and efficiency. Industrial automation not only simplify labor-intensive tasks, thereby reducing workforce costs significantly, it also minimizes the creation of waste materials and products.
3) Improved Quality
Robots and other types of industrial automation are capable of providing consistent, repeatable results. When manufacturers utilize industrial automation, they eliminate the quality control issues involved with human error. With industrial automation, processes can be carefully regulated and controlled, so the quality of the end product is not only reliable it is often vastly improved. So, whether the company is a manufacturer looking to create exact, consistent welds each and every time, or a pharmaceutical company that requires hygienic, cleanroom results each and every time, industrial automation provides consistent, reliable results.
4) Better Safety
Industrial automation effectively improves workplace safety and protects workers from injury. Robotic systems can endure extreme work environments and work around hazardous substances. By removing workers from limb and life-threatening settings and placing them in more challenging operating and programming jobs, industrial automation improves quality of life and protects the company from costly insurance claims.
Specific industrial robots are made to work in frigid, explosive, foundry, cleanroom, and other environments that involve potential hazards for human workers. Robots are oblivious to toxic paint and weld fumes. When tending machines, robots move in a pre-programmed manner, so accidents are fewer. In another way, industrial automation used in food and pharmaceutical applications keeps end-users safe from contamination.
5) Competitive Edge
In order to survive in today's global economy, companies must remain competitive. Time and time again, industrial automation has provided manufacturing companies with the ability to stay in step with and even move ahead of their competitors. Robotic workcells, for instance, give companies the tools to decrease cycle times, improve quality, and save big. Industrial automation has made it possible for companies to stay strong in the face of economic upheaval and threat of off-shoring.
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