Increase productivity, improve quality control, improve speed and flexibility.
The implementation of robotic solutions, while simple, can increase productivity, improve quality control, improve speed and flexibility, and enhance safety – all while providing a significant ROI.
Here’s a more detailed look into each of those benefits.
1 . Increased Efficiency and Productivity
Robots can work 24/7 without needing breaks – or getting tired – and therefore dramatically increase both productivity and throughput.
Human error factors are essentially eliminated, as well as production slow-downs due to worker shortages, holidays, sickness, or training. Robots can be installed, ready to go, and then work virtually non-stop.
2. Improved Quality Control
Robots can perform tasks with both precision and consistency, leading to better quality control, fewer defects, and less waste. In fact, robots allow for greater accuracy through different systems and stations.
If your products are delicate, sterile, or otherwise require a clean environment, a robot can be made part of that clean environment and not present the level of risk for outside contaminants that human labor would.
3. Improved Accuracy and Speed
You’ll find robots will enable your facility to operate with greater speed and accuracy, as they can be programmed to quickly and efficiently perform either large scale movement of heavy objects; precision piece picking, packing, assembling of even the smallest of items, or all of the above.
Beyond that, the improved accuracy and speed also will translate into less waste of both materials and time.
4. Improved Flexibility and Scalability
If your production or distribution needs change, robots can be easily reprogrammed to perform new tasks (as opposed to extensive retraining of human workers). Additionally, the workloads typically can be increased as well, meaning greater scalability for increases in production and/or variations in product offerings.
5. Enhanced Safety
Robots can perform dangerous tasks without putting human workers at risk, making manufacturing safer. For operations dealing with extreme temperatures, volatile chemicals, or other possible hazards to humans, robots provide a no-brainer solution.
Implementing robots in circumstances that are typically dangerous for humans can mean greater safety for employees, less downtime due to accidents, and a reduction in exposure to legal liabilities.
6. Impressive Cost-Effectiveness
Over time, the use of robots can be more cost-effective due to their long-term durability and consistent output, in addition to the increased productivity/efficiency. Combined with the reductions in waste, all of these factors combined provide an excellent ROI.
7. Simple Integration
What’s more, it can be simple and easy to integrate robotics into your existing operations. Conveyors and robots can be programmed to run in conjunction with one another, making a fully automated facility a possibility.
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AEC has strong, strategic partnerships with robotics manufacturers and can integrate robots into any conveyor system for manufacturing or distribution operations.
Plus, everything you need for the entire project is taken care of through our turnkey services – project analysis and management, design, engineering, controls, installation, down to final walk-through and follow-up.