Manufacturers Look to Technology for the Future

Jun 20, 2013

Manufacturing companies are looking towards robotics for helping them solve the worker shortage. The technology that industrial robots are bringing to the workforce is helping industries to create higher quality products and bring greater speeds.


Accord­ing to glob­al sta­tis­tics, the ratio of work­ing age peo­ple to retirees will shift in about 40 years when Gen­er­a­tions X and Y are eat­ing the Senior Spe­cial at the their local diner.

The work­ing age peo­ple of these gen­er­a­tions have had less chil­dren than oth­er gen­er­a­tions pri­or, mean­ing that there may be less peo­ple work­ing and more peo­ple try­ing to col­lect social secu­ri­ty by 2050.

This shift in the work­ing pop­u­la­tion has man­u­fac­tur­ers and oth­er indus­tries look­ing for alter­na­tives to keep their work­force strong despite the pos­si­ble work­er short­age. Many are look­ing to robot­ics technology.

Accord­ing to Hen­rik I. Christensen’s A Roadmap for U.S. Robot­ics: From Inter­net to Robot­ics – 2013 edi­tion,” man­u­fac­tur­ers are already look­ing to indus­tri­al robot­ics for many of their pro­duc­tion needs.

The report shows that instead of just big named com­pa­nies using man­u­fac­tur­ing robots, small to medi­um sized man­u­fac­tur­ing com­pa­nies are also look­ing to robot tech­nol­o­gy. But, it is not just the man­u­fac­tur­ing sec­tor – the med­ical, ser­vice, space and defense indus­tries are also using more robots than ever before.

With the tech­nol­o­gy already avail­able and becom­ing ever more afford­able, man­u­fac­tur­ers are look­ing to beef up their pro­duc­tion lines with robot automa­tion. Robots have the abil­i­ty to not only speed up pro­duc­tion, but also increase the accu­ra­cy and pre­ci­sion of the pro­duc­tion process.

While indus­tri­al robot tech­nol­o­gy hasn’t changed ter­ri­bly much in the years since the Uni­mate, the first indus­tri­al robot, improve­ments in repeata­bil­i­ty, along with addi­tions like robot vision, have enhanced the pro­duc­tiv­i­ty of the pro­duc­tion lines.

Robots​.com, a cer­ti­fied inte­gra­tor of Fanuc, Motoman, ABB, Uni­ver­sal Robots, and KUKA robot­ics, strives to increase avail­abil­i­ty of robot tech­nol­o­gy to all man­u­fac­tur­ers, large and small. If you are look­ing to switch to automa­tion tech­nol­o­gy, con­tact Robots​.com today online or at 8777626881 for all your inte­gra­tion needs.

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