Robots are made in various shapes and sizes and generally their load carrying capacity depends up on their size and strength. An average human sized robot is capable of carrying a load of more than 100 pounds and can also move it very quickly at the rate of +/-0.006 inches. One of their major advantages is that they can work continuously for days and years at a stretch without developing any fault. Due to this persistent accuracy robots are fast becoming indispensable part of various industrial set-ups. Most often these robots are used for repetitive painting, welding and operations like picking up and placing products into the machines.
Offshore manufacturing is beneficial to both the manufacturer’s country of origin and the host country for it provides employments opportunities, taxes and other benefits for the host country. As for the company’s origin country, it lowers the cost of goods and services because goods produced cheaply are also sold at a competitively cheaper price.
Increased adoption of industrial robots coupled with a huge push from the industry for collaborative robots, opens opportunities for robotic solutions. In the immediate future industrial robots strengthen the position of every industry, promising more manufacturing efficiency at every level.
So is manufacturing growing in the United States? President Obama hopes so, especially in the high tech sector. But evidence of high tech manufacturing being a growing industry is still yet to be seen. At this point in time, it’s still cheaper to employ a human to do a task as opposed to investing in a robot. But what happens when it’s cheaper to buy that robot, or ship that job to a plant in China? The future looks bleak once manufacturing robotics become reasonable investments for smaller companies like Standard Motor Products.
Robotic process automation bots can follow strong and comprehensive algorithms to tackle almost any kind of task. In case in encounters a situation in which it does not contain the appropriate instructions or sufficient information, it can simply raise the attention to a human supervisor. This makes it a great fit to replace many mundane operations that are currently performed by humans. Unlike a human employee, a software bot does not require holidays or salaries. Apart from the initial costs, which are related to establishing the required infrastructure and maybe modifying the extant processes to make it suitable for automation, there are no additional costs related to automation.
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.