But a new crop of manufacturing jobs popped up in Greenvile. One such company is Standard Motor Products, a company that makes car parts. But the textile manufacturing jobs do not really look like the modern high tech manufacturing jobs. You won’t see any worker working up a sweat. In fact, manufacturing has changed greatly since the Industrial Revolution; the process is very automated with very little manual labor, and employees must be highly trained because they work with complicated microscopes and gages. Davidson described it more as a science lab than a typical auto plant.
Machine vision systems for weld inspection comprise a sensor mounted on a robotic arm. A laser in the sensor projects a line of light across the surface of a component joint, a technique known as laser triangulation. At the same time, a high-speed camera, also housed in the sensor, captures an image of the line as an elevation profile. Through the relative motion of the component and the sensor, the system builds a 3D image of the welded seam surface.
Robots are also more reliable and secure than humans. They do exactly what they are instructed to do and nothing more. A central control person can manage up to 30 Robots, each performing the work of between 2 to 4 staff. This significantly reduces management costs and improves capacity planning accuracy.
A new study Industrial Robot: Market Shares, Strategy, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2015 to 2021. The 2015 study has 1022 pages, 258 tables and figures. Worldwide Industrial Robot markets are poised to achieve significant growth as the automotive early adopter base provides a way for other industries to leverage economies of scale. Industrial Robot infrastructure in one industry makes it easier to extend product sets so that they are more available across all industries, remaking all manufacturing everywhere.
This aspect of manufacturing occurs in an environment where there is free trade which is informed by the generally accepted fact that entrepreneurs should freely exercise the freedom to trade in products that cost them the least to produce.