An industrial robot is a programmable machine used in manufacturing to perform complex tasks and production processes with high precision and efficiency. Industrial robotic automation has become integral to various industries, from aerospace, agriculture, and automotive to pharmaceuticals, food packaging, and electronics. Investing in industrial robotic automation offers advantages that can make the workplace more productive and safer while positively impacting a company’s overall operations and profitability. Here are some key advantages to consider:
1. Increased Productivity
- One of the primary advantages of industrial robots is the ability to work continuously without breaks, fatigue, or other limitations or interruptions associated with human labor. A robotic automated system can perform repetitive tasks with high precision and speed without stoppage or breaks, resulting in enhanced production rates and increased productivity to achieve maximum efficiency. As robotic automated processes are programmable, robotic systems can be adapted to perform new tasks more quickly when production needs are shifted. Finally, remember that systems can operate continuously all day, every day the plant is open.
2. Improved Quality and Consistency
An industrial robotic automation system is designed to perform tasks with precision, consistency, and high repeatability without the likelihood of errors commonly related to repetitive tasks carried out by traditional workforces. High precision and consistency improve the quality of products, too. It also means fewer defects and errors during production, less waste, lower production costs, and faster delivery times of quality goods at more competitive prices.
3. Skilled Workforce
Industrial robotic automation has created a new type of manufacturing workforce worldwide. It’s more than robotic automation performing repetitive, time-consuming tasks that require high precision far better than people can. Wherever there is robotic automation, there is a requisite demand for more complex and creative aspects of the work. Robotic automation requires a more diverse and higher-skilled workforce to manage systems, assembly lines, and related production processes. The workforce will include computer techs and analysts, engineers, tooling and controls techs, CNC programmers, robotic technicians, product technicians, systems managers, logistics and operations teams, etc.
4. Workplace Safety
Many industrial workplaces have production tasks that are dangerous and physically demanding. Industrial robots can function in hazardous or harsh conditions, high or low temperatures, toxic or sanitary environments, and other situations unsuitable for employees. By delegating these demanding tasks to robotic automation, workplace accidents and injuries to workers can be greatly reduced. A safer working environment will also improve employees’ work quality and may lead to lower insurance costs.
5. Cost Savings
Depending on a company’s needs and resources, though the initial investment in a robotic automation system can be significant, the ROI can be substantial. While technology advances, robots can have a relatively long operational life. That initial investment will pay for itself, directly and indirectly, by lowering expenses and increasing revenues in many meaningful ways.
Robots can operate 24/7 at a consistent, predictable pace, reducing production lead times and enabling faster delivery of products to customers. They also offer flexibility and scalability and can be reprogrammed and reconfigured to perform different tasks as needed more quickly. This enables companies to quickly adapt to changes in production demands or product lines without significant downtime. As robotic automation operates with precision technology, products, and goods are manufactured to exact specifications, maximizing material and minimizing material waste. Robotic automation will enhance your operations, improve efficiency, provide a competitive edge in the market, increase customer satisfaction, and, year after year, achieve a solid return on your investment.
Contact the Robotic Automation Professionals at EAM, Inc.
Industrial robotic automation integrates robotic systems into a company’s manufacturing or operational processes. Implementing a robotic system can improve productivity and efficiency, quality of goods, a skilled labor force, a safer work environment, and cost-efficiency for businesses. Investing in robotic automation is a strategic choice for many industries that offers many long-term benefits.
For more information or to learn how introducing robotic technology can give your company a competitive advantage, contact EAM, Inc. today or submit a custom automation request. We are leaders in custom automated manufacturing machinery and industrial-engineered automation systems and solutions.