Three Automation Advantages That Can Save Your Company

Nov 2, 2011

As technology continues to quickly develop, companies are realizing that to stay competitive on a global scale people must begin to look into robotic integration. There are a wide range of advantages to integrating an industrial robot onto your production line. These advantages include the increased productivity, lean manufacturing, quick ROI, and increase in consistent product quality.


In an econ­o­my where fac­to­ries are clos­ing, jobs are being out­sourced, and com­pa­nies are strug­gling to stay afloat, any advan­tage that can be gained from a new process needs to be con­sid­ered. Indus­tri­al automa­tion and the use of indus­tri­al robots pro­vide three key advan­tages that help indus­tri­al com­pa­nies stay in busi­ness and be competitive.

Increased Pro­duc­tiv­i­ty and Lean Manufacturing

Indus­tri­al robots and robot­ic sys­tems work at a pace set by the user. If pro­duc­tion needs speed up, the user sim­ply pro­grams the robots to work faster. Sim­i­lar­ly, if pro­duc­tion needs to be slowed down, the robot can accom­mo­date. This vari­abil­i­ty in pro­duc­tion speeds leads to a lean­er man­u­fac­tur­ing envi­ron­ment. If the mar­ket calls for it, indus­tri­al robots can work for 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. They do not get tired, do not need breaks, and do not require sick or vaca­tion leave.

Skilled Work­force

You might be think­ing that the inte­gra­tion of indus­tri­al robots and robot­ic sys­tems leads to a reduc­tion in a company’s work­force. This is not nec­es­sar­i­ly true. For exam­ple, if a com­pa­ny inte­grat­ed a robot­ic weld­ing work­cell, parts will still need to be loaded and unloaded. Human work­ers still need to work with the robots to achieve pro­duc­tion goals. Also, the robot will not pro­gram itself. Work­ers who pre­vi­ous­ly per­formed the repet­i­tive task can now be trained to be robot oper­a­tors and programmers.

Quick ROI

There is no get­ting around it… Indus­tri­al robots typ­i­cal­ly require a high ini­tial cost. But don’t wor­ry… That ini­tial invest­ment will be made back quick­ly. A typ­i­cal return on invest­ment (ROI) for an indus­tri­al robot or robot­ic sys­tem is six months. In oth­er words, about six months after pur­chas­ing an indus­tri­al robot, a com­pa­ny should have made its mon­ey back through increased pro­duc­tion and decreased over­head costs.

These key advan­tages not only help com­pa­nies meet their bot­tom line, but they help keep com­pa­nies and jobs in Amer­i­ca. Instead of out­sourc­ing jobs to oth­er coun­tries, indus­tri­al robots pro­vide the sav­ings and pro­duc­tiv­i­ty required to keep jobs in Amer­i­ca and help stim­u­late the economy.

With over 35 years of expe­ri­ence, our team can walk you through the whole process of buy­ing the right robot to prop­er train­ing and prod­uct main­te­nance. We hope to estab­lish a long term part­ner­ship as your robot­ic sup­pli­er. Con­tact us today at 8777626881.

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