One of the major advantages of robots is that they can perform any kind of work if programmed accordingly and they can also work for longer hours without giving them any break. The robots are built in such a way that they can work for many years. This is a long time investment where you can get much of your work done with less cost. The industrial robots economic life span is approximately 12-16 years. The industrial robots have been producing good work and that they have become one of the important parts of the industries.
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.
From there, the cigarette will move onto the packaging area. Packaging is interesting as the cigarettes are each turned opposite from each other and then put into packs. This insures a tight fit into the wrapping. All in all, this process takes micro seconds for each cigarette! Amazing. Cigarette manufacturing is now so high speed that automated machines can now produce more than eighty thousand cigarettes in the same time that it used to take to make just one cigarette by hand.
Other robots use machine vision systems to perform complex tasks, such as weld inspection and optimization in the automotive industry. These usually involve elaborate actions and motion sequences, which the robot may even have to identify itself.
According to Research Analyst, principal author of the market research study, “Industrial robot vendors have discovered that with intelligent use of new technology, they can dominate an aspect of some manufacturing automated process for a particular sector. As the early adopters in the auto industry have proven, robots do the work cheaper and better than humans once a repetitive process has been evolved. Industrial robots make the difference between winning competitive advantage or losing it. Solutions offered by vendors are creating market growth opportunities .”