Increases in Robotics

Jul 8, 2014

The industrial robot market has increased exponentially over the years as manufacturers are realizing the benefits of the automation field. Automating your production line can increase not just your productivity, but also the accuracy and consistency of your product. Industrial robots sales are increasing across the globe and have a very bright future.


In the 1960s and 1970s, indus­tri­al robots were used main­ly for paint­ing appli­ca­tions, as well as some assem­bly and spot weld­ing appli­ca­tions. How­ev­er, through­out the 1980s and up through the present time, indus­tri­al robots have increased in the mar­ket expo­nen­tial­ly, through­out many dif­fer­ent man­u­fac­tur­ing mar­kets and beyond.

The auto­mo­tive indus­try was the first indus­try to real­ly increase the sales of robot­ics across the board. As the indus­tri­al robot­ics boom of the 1980s caught fire, fac­to­ries all over the world real­ized that robots made it eas­i­er to assem­ble and weld cars, as well as apply­ing the paint, coat­ing and elec­tron­ics need­ed to fin­ish them off. So, com­pa­nies increased the num­ber of robots they had on their pro­duc­tion lines, and some even auto­mat­ed their pro­duc­tion lines completely.

Today, oth­er trans­porta­tion indus­tries, like the rail­way and aero­space indus­tries, have begun to increase the num­ber of robots used in their fac­to­ries as well. Rail­way com­pa­nies real­ize that weld­ing robots are able to decrease the amount of weld­ing time nec­es­sary for freight cars, while increas­ing the qual­i­ty of weld­ing, mak­ing the cars stronger than ever before.

The aero­space indus­try is using robots for assem­bly pur­pos­es, but they have also increased the robots used for jobs like drilling and paint­ing the air­craft because of their accu­ra­cy. Air­planes have to be con­struct­ed very pre­cise­ly to ensure that they are safe for air trav­el. With robots drilling holes, those work­er errors decrease. Also, paint­ing robots use much less paint than their human coun­ter­parts, and they apply it more even­ly, which gives the prod­uct a bet­ter aes­thet­ic appeal. This saves com­pa­nies mon­ey on mate­ri­als, while increas­ing the amount of prod­ucts they are able to put out on the market.

All in all, the increase of robots in the trans­porta­tion indus­tries, as well as oth­er indus­tries, has been a pos­i­tive change for com­pa­nies because they are able to save mon­ey with­out sac­ri­fic­ing qual­i­ty or speed.

Are you inter­est­ed in learn­ing more about indus­tri­al robots and what they can do for your pro­duc­tion line? If so, you should call Robots​.com, a cer­ti­fied inte­gra­tor for sev­er­al top robot­ics com­pa­nies, includ­ing Fanuc, Motoman, KUKA, Uni­ver­sal Robots, and ABB. Our staff will work with you to get you the per­fect sys­tem for your facil­i­ty at a price that fits your budget.

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