Manufacturing industries have been making use of robots and automation on a very large scale. Robots have been successful in meeting the requirements of precision, endurance, speed, and reliability. Robots perform all kinds of dangerous and dirty jobs. Robots also handle the manufacturing work which includes material handling (pick and place), welding, packaging, assembling, painting, palletizing, product testing and inspection.
The few among the wide range of Kuka Robotics are welding robots, SCARA robots, clean room robots, heat -resistant robots, gantry robots, palletizers and six-axis robots of all sizes. For the heavy-duty models and shelf-mounted versions, the robots are made with the features for mounting on ceiling or floor which makes them flexible to any tasks and multifunctional. These robots are structured so that they can very easily reconfigured to other tasks.
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.
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.
Some have suggested – Hillary Clinton, The DNC, President Obama, Bernie Sanders, that it ought to be raised to $15.00 per hour, ouch, this will close car washes, retail stores, small businesses, fast food restaurants and it will cause companies to automate and ditch their labor costs all together – you think I am blowing smoke – Nope! Let me give you an example of where this is happening right now.