The industrial robots have not yet achieved economies of scale, illustrating the market opportunity that will come quickly after economies of scale are achieved. New technology and improved controllers open the path to economies of scale for industrial robots. As this occurs a new industrial revolution will occur. There are massive numbers of products offered by each major industrial robot vendor. Product consolidation is occurring in the market. Customization of a few products to increase product volume hold the promise of changing the market so it functions at a level that means devices that basically have eluded economies of scale in the past, will now be able to be mass produced.
Technology has drastically increased from the time of hand rolling. Thanks to the use of automated cigarette manufacturing machines, cigarettes are made in huge quantities in a fast and efficient manner. First the tobacco is transferred from it’s holding areas, this is normally called a silo. In the silo, the tobacco is processed to insure the fullest flavor of your cigarette. Then it is transferred to a machine that will cut the tobacco and divide it. The machine will divide the tobacco and roll it into cylindrical shapes. Then it is transferred on to another machine.
Job-specific training brings value to companies but can be very complicated when it comes to making sure every worker has had the best training possible to effectively produce the best products for customers. Especially in the manufacturing industry, efficiency is key and if products are not consistent with quality, they will be worse off in the economy.
These are most commonly used in Japan, Western Europe and the United States. Some tasks robots perform include loading, casting, drilling, glass making, grinding, heat treatments, monitoring radiation, etc. In modern times, due to rise in complexities and demand for higher and competent productivity, industrial robots are gaining popularity. The use of robots has helped industrial development to grow in leaps and bounds, well beyond expectations.
There was an interesting talk given by Regina Dugan of DARPA on December 14, 2011 for the engineering students and social studies students at MIT titled; ”Just Make It” which of course is a ”take-off” literally on the Nike Brand theme; Just Do It! – in this talk she mentions an aircraft manufacturing company which works without assembly lines and has been able to increase time to build from start to finish by a factor of 2. Each aircraft stays put, the folks working on it move. Okay so, that makes sense, and Rolls Royce and other high-end auto manufacturers use similar techniques, as to many of the hand-crafted high-end specialty cars.
The Obama administration is well aware of the high tech manufacturing competition in China and other Asian countries. In June 2011, President Obama launched the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership, a $500 million effort between the government, universities, and corporate America to invest in new technologies that could create manufacturing jobs in the Untied States.
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