By Dave DeWitt, Ed. (Reprinted with Permission)
The two most important elements of any manufacturing operation are productivity and safety. Being able to produce goods efficiently and without incident are paramount to a manufacturer’s success. Manufacturers know this, which is why they devote so much time and energy to improving these key functions. Although not all managers are quick to embrace it, automation can be the answer they’re seeking. By incorporating automated processes into their operations, they can achieve better efficiency while enhancing the safety of their operations.
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For example, robotic workers can perform the same task in exactly the same way thousands of times. Because their stamina and focus are virtually limitless, there isn’t the risk of error associated with human workers. As a result, there are fewer delays caused by mistakes or injuries. Another key advantage is that automated systems faithfully follow their programming without the need for micromanagement. This enables factory and warehouse managers to spend their time concentrating on more important aspects of their jobs, such as mentoring employees. Robots also provide manufacturers with a wealth of data they can use to make process improvements or identify pain points. This keeps managers plugged into precisely how effective their facilities are at any given moment.
If you want to learn more about the ways automation can deliver significant improvements to the productivity and safety of your factory or warehouse, take a look at the accompanying infographic. It details a number of ways in which robotic systems can make a positive impact on the most critical areas of your operation.