Better accuracy. Robots themselves are 100% accurate. Auditing robotic automation can also be applied to work performed by other staff to ensure accuracy, consistency and compliance to regulations. The Robots themselves also provide a complete audit train of all of their activities and provide reporting capability for audit and process analysis purposes. This improved accuracy also eliminates the need for quality checking and rework, further reducing costs and improving service levels.
Notice the use of ”deployed” instead of ”employed” and consider how that might change in the near future. Remember China’s labor costs are only a few dollars a day and they are rising ever so slightly, and they already see how they can save money, you think that wouldn’t happen here if we get a 40% increase in minimum wage overnight by Federal Government decree usurping our personal right to free contract? Think about it.
Industrial robots find application in tasks such as repairing, welding, painting, grouping, allocating, product inspection and testing. Vehicle and manufacturing industries use these appliances to design auto parts, gather equipment and scrutinize manufactured parts. Industrial robots are substituted for manpower in perilous jobs, which require carrying out hazardous and unsafe tasks.
Pharmaceutical companies use machine vision systems in automated production lines to inspect injection needles, which are unusable if blunt or bent. Multiple cameras photograph needles as they flow through the system on powered conveyors. Sophisticated computer software analyses the captured images to determine needle sharpness and check the contour of the tube. Industrial robots use this information to separate and discard defect needles.
Robots can act as assistants for staff, as stand-alone workstation workers or as a complete virtual workforce, working from virtual desktops within a data center. Choosing the best fit configuration for your business is a critical component of a successful strategy and optimum long term results.