Industrial Robots and Increasing Productivity

Aug 18, 2014

Industrial robots help to increase productivity and efficiency on practically every manufacturing line. They are designed to be able to perform a specific task repeatedly with no breaks. Industrial robots can run at their best 24 hours a day, enabling an amazing increase in productivity.


The most sophis­ti­cat­ed piece of machin­ery on the floor of any man­u­fac­tur­ing facil­i­ty is like­ly to be robot­ic. Robots have been used in assem­bly lines, par­tic­u­lar­ly by the auto­mo­tive indus­try, ever since they first became prac­ti­cal. These machines are designed so that they can per­form a par­tic­u­lar task repeat­ed­ly with­out ever tak­ing a break. It is not uncom­mon for some man­u­fac­tur­ers to run their robots 24 hours a day, sev­en days a week, stop­ping only for occa­sion­al main­te­nance. The sin­gle great­est ben­e­fit that indus­tri­al robots have brought to the table is the abil­i­ty to deliv­er con­sis­tent results every sin­gle time.

The fact that indus­tri­al robots can be count­ed on to deliv­er excel­lent results on a con­sis­tent basis is one of the pri­ma­ry rea­sons that so many man­u­fac­tur­ers have begun imple­ment­ing these machines in dif­fer­ent man­u­fac­tur­ing appli­ca­tions. Paint­ing is one area where indus­tri­al robots real­ly shine. Robots designed for this par­tic­u­lar task deliv­er results on par with the most skilled human work­er and they do the job in a frac­tion of the time. Since robots do not get tired, they nev­er slow down and nev­er need a break. Once they have been pro­grammed for a par­tic­u­lar job, the machines will work with light­ning fast speed and incred­i­ble efficiency.

Indus­tri­al robots are also pop­u­lar in weld­ing appli­ca­tions. The abil­i­ty to deliv­er a per­fect­ly weld­ed seam every sin­gle time and in less time that would take even the most expe­ri­enced human means the man­u­fac­tur­ers can ramp up pro­duc­tion with­out hav­ing to wor­ry about qual­i­ty slip­ping. Anoth­er ben­e­fit to adding indus­tri­al robots to a man­u­fac­tur­ing facil­i­ty is the fact that many of the jobs that robots do are dan­ger­ous for humans to per­form. The fact is, peo­ple are a lot more frag­ile than machines and an acci­dent that could seri­ous­ly injure or even kill a human would only scratch a robot.

When it comes to adding indus­tri­al robots to a com­pa­ny’s pro­duc­tion line, it is usu­al­ly a good idea to start out with a used machine. Refur­bished robots can be pur­chased for a lot cheap­er than a brand-new unit. Recon­di­tioned machines per­form as well as they did the day they rolled off the fac­to­ry floor but their low­er cost means that they are entry-lev­el units for com­pa­nies inter­est­ed in get­ting their feet wet in the use of robot­ics. There is no doubt that adding an indus­tri­al robot can speed up pro­duc­tion, keep work­ers safe, ensure high­er-qual­i­ty results, and save a com­pa­ny mon­ey over time.

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