The use of industrial robots is nothing new and they have been deployed in the automotive industry for decades already. However, other industries are gaining ground, especially the electrical/electronics industry where the supply of industrial robots has almost doubled over the past two years. It is therefore only a matter of time until this trend will finally spread to the entire manufacturing industry.
The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) estimated that the global number of industrial robots in operation will increase annually by 15 percent over the next years, with Asia as the main driver of the growth. The only question which comes up is whether it is really worthwhile for small and medium sized organizations to jump on the bandwagon and benefit from it, too.
Industrial robots are suitable for any manufacturing organization with repetitive tasks in common applications, such as material handling, assembly processes or product packaging. With continuously rising wages and declining prices for industrial robots it is now even for small and medium sized companies in developing countries worth considering whether to take the decision for such an investment in order to become more competitive in the long term.
The benefits speak for themselves: Higher efficiency and cost-effectiveness through faster and non-stop performance; Consistent quality with zero scrap production through superior accuracy and reliability; Higher flexibility for changes and adjustments in production lines through simple reprogramming with user-friendly interfaces; Safely use in hazardous production areas that would otherwise cause harm to humans in the event of an operational accident.
If you want to know whether industrial robots could also provide an advantage for your organization then don’t hesitate and talk to us today. Our experts will analyze and assess your production processes and help you determine in which areas and specific applications the technology can be integrated in order to provide maximum benefits for your organization.