Automotive Industry Bolsters New Robot Sales

​Automotive production lines are some of the top purchasers of industrial robots as they require heavy duty lifters that can work tirelessly with amazing quality. Automation on the automotive production line also brings speed, precision, and increased safety to the work environment.


The auto­mo­tive indus­try has always led the mar­ket in the use of robot­ics for car assem­bly, weld­ing, etc. Now, after a bit of a plunge, the North Amer­i­can auto­mo­tive indus­try is bounc­ing back with record new robot sales.

Accord­ing to an arti­cle from autonews​.com, 2012 was the strongest year for new robot­ic sales so far for the North Amer­i­can indus­try. The auto indus­try now accounts for almost two-thirds of all robot­ic sales in the Unit­ed States, Cana­da and Mexico.

The arti­cle stat­ed that it is not just the top-tiered auto­mo­tive com­pa­nies that are deep into these new robot sales today. Any car man­u­fac­tur­er is like­ly to be auto­mat­ed, big and small. These com­pa­nies bought almost 8500 robots last year, which is almost dou­ble the new robot sales from 2011.

Auto­mo­tive com­pa­nies, along with oth­er man­u­fac­tur­ing indus­tries, are turn­ing to robot automa­tion not only for speed and pre­ci­sion, but also because of a lack of work­ers. Accord­ing to the arti­cle, there is a myth that man­u­fac­tur­ing is dead, and peo­ple do not tend to want to pur­sue man­u­fac­tur­ing as a job or career, leav­ing a void in the job market.

How­ev­er, man­u­fac­tur­ing today is not as labor-inten­sive and haz­ardous as it has been in past decades, and because of new robot­ic sales, work­ers are able to learn new skills by learn­ing to work with these robots in the fac­to­ry envi­ron­ment. By inte­grat­ing robot automa­tion in with human work­ers, the human work­ers become more pro­duc­tive over­all, increas­ing the factory’s pro­duc­tiv­i­ty and decreas­ing com­pa­ny costs.

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Jul 22, 2013