Since manufacturing products in the U.S. is more expensive due to salaries, compliance regulations and cost of materials, it has to be high quality. This is why knowledge of quality systems is important. The goal of a quality system is to ensure that the manufactured product has very little variance from the design standard. It is based on statistical process control (SPC). Six Sigma, ISO 9001 or TQM are different kinds of quality systems. Knowledge of any of these systems would make a job seeker stand out from the other job candidates.
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.
”So robots will have to take on a bigger role in the assembly line. Many of those robots deployed on Chinese factory floors will be foreign-made though, according to Reuters. Despite government efforts to push the country’s robotics industry forward, foreign robot manufacturers still have a significant lead in the market for manufacturing robots in China. Foreign companies built 41,000 of the 56,000 industrial robots currently deployed in China, according to statistics from the International Federation of Robotics cited by Reuters.”
Segmentation comprises demand for individual robot and end-users in all the regions and important countries in the region. Application segment includes current and estimated demand of industrial robots for applications such as picking, packing and palletizing. While gripper segment includes present and forecast demand for packaging robot with grippers such as claw, clamp, vacuum and others (Pneumatic and Hydraulic). End-use industry segment includes demand for packaging robots in industries such as food & beverages, pharmaceuticals, consumer products, tracking and logistics and industrial packaging.
Most of the manufacturing conducted in the U.S. is high tech manufacturing, such as chemical, semiconductor, petro-chemical, pharmaceutical, among others. To understand the nature of the manufacturing processes requires background information. That’s where a degree in engineering becomes so critical. Spending the time earning an engineering degree is worth it: many engineering jobs in this sector start around $50,000 and rise up to over $100,000.