Industrial robots accomplish tasks such as painting, welding, assembly, and product inspection with speed and precision. They do not tire like humans and perform repetitive actions reliably without getting bored, which leads to high productivity at a low cost. These attributes make industrial robots invaluable to manufacturers in many industries.
The industrial robots can be programmed for performing a single function at a time and can only perform that particular function till they are reprogrammed. The cost of a robot is not very huge, but generally the cost of programming the robot is so high that instead of reprogramming it the manufacturers find it more economical to buy a new one for a different task. In simpler terms we can say that usually the cost of the robot is just a fraction of the cost of programming it.
The prominent companies operating in the market are Dyson Ltd., Ecovacs Robotics Inc., Infinuvo, iRobot Corporation, Koninklijke Philips N.V., LG Electronics Inc., and Neato Robotics Inc., Intellibot Robotics LLC, Yujin Robot Co. Ltd., and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. They have adopted strategies, such as expansions, partnerships, collaborations, mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, new product launches, and others to strengthen their position in the market.
Yaskawa. Motoman offers 40 fully integrated, pre-engineered work cell solutions. These work cells include robots, process equipment, and safety equipment. Cost-effective world solutions are available to meet requirements for safety and easy of use. Customers look for industrial robots that are easy to set up and operate. Industrial robots automate manufacturing, starting with automotive factories providing automated process stat is cheaper, more reliable, and proven. Industrial robots are changing the economics of manufacturing and materials handling in all industries. Industrial robots are poised to change every aspect of modern business.
Invention of Robots has brought about revolutionary changes in the field of industrial manufacturing. In the earlier part of the century humans were engaged in jobs, which were very dangerous and involved serious health hazards, but in 1956, Unimation a company founded by George Devol and Joseph F. Engelberger invented the first robot. These were initially used in industries where it was required that dangers involved in working should be reduced like in spot welding, die casting and forging and then gradually they were employed in areas requiring greater strength and accuracy than human beings.