Robotic Automation

March 2019

Robotic automation is becoming more and more popular over a wide range of industries. Businesses are further realising the advantages and many benefits it offers. Manufacturers in the UK are beginning to invest in automation and technology to ensure they have a competitive edge in the market they operate.

 

Advantages

Cost Effectiveness

Lunchbreaks, holidays, sick leave will be no more. Robotics can be set to work on a repetitive cycle and as long as maintained properly then it will continue to run until programmed to do otherwise. Essentially eliminating the risk of repetitive strain injury (RSI) occurring. Resulting in an increase in production at a lower cost, with the cost of investment being recovered in a relatively short space of time.

 

Improved Quality Assurance

Research has shown that performing repetitive tasks over a certain period of time can lead to poor quality as concentration levels will naturally decline. Leading to costly errors for the business and the possibility of serious injuries to employees.

Robotic automation eliminates these risks by accurately producing and checking the standard of production, passing or failing as appropriate. With more products going out the door manufactured to a high standard, this potentially creates a number of reoccurring and new business opportunities.

 

Increased Productivity

It makes complete sense using robotic automation to perform repetitive tasks. Robots are specifically designed to make repetitive movements, unlike humans.

Freeing up employees to give them the opportunity to expand their skill set and work in other areas, increase staff morale and will create a better business environment. With higher energy levels and motivation, the product can only improve and this new culture will shine through to the satisfied clients.

Work in Dangerous Environments

In particular industries staff members can be asked to work in unstable or dangerous environments. For example, if a high level of chemicals are present, robotic automation offers the perfect solution as it will continue to work without harm.

Due to the nature of their work some production areas that require extremely low or high temperatures typically has a high turnover of staff. Robotic automation again can be used to prevent humans putting themselves at unnecessary risk or harm.

 

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