Robot system integration can benefit a business and its staff, see below:
- Increased productivity while maintaining quality.
- Significant Savings- Offering quick returns on investment via increases in productivity and efficiency.
- Improved Quality by providing consistent, repeatable results.
- Safety – Industrial automation effectively improves workplace safety and protects workers from injury.
- Robotic system Integration can endure extreme environments and work around hazardous substances.
- Competitive Edge. In order to survive and thrive in today’s volatile global economy, businesses must remain competitive.
The automation of the fourth industrial revolution is accelerating: By 2018, around 1.3 million industrial robots will be entering service in factories around the world according to the survey from IFR International Federation of Robotics.
The robot industry itself generates 170,000 to 190,000 jobs worldwide, including the support staff and operators, another similar number of people. There are three other types of application where robotics creates or preserve jobs. When robots can do the the job?
- When the product require satisfactory precision, consistency and cost, without Robotics.
- Where the current work conditions are unsatisfactory, but where a robot will operate.
- Where a high labour costs is threatened by a unit in a low labour cost area.
Phoenix Control Systems with Phoenix Robotics’ division, provide you with the time, talents, and technology required to guide thorough the robot systems integration tasks that you require to optimize your automation process and to turn a plan into a completed project.
Robot service is the next generation that will be used in industry, but some may probably become “Consumer products”. This implies major new manufacturing activity. As quantities will be large, and precision and consistency are critical, this new manufacturing is going to need robotics. Alongside this is the employment of a whole new workforce.
Collaborative robots are a hot topic – and product – in manufacturing today. New collaborative robots by Universal Robots, Rethink Robotics, KUKA and ABB are hitting the marketplace and bringing robotics – and jobs – to new, smaller shops and factories. (see photos)
See comments from the the expert in this industry:
“Today there are more opportunities than ever before in the robotics industry,” said Jeff Burnstein, President of RIA. “The continuing growth in robotics is opening many new job opportunities for people who can program, install, run, and maintain robots. In fact, if you look closer at the jobs discussion, automation is helping to save and create jobs. A lot of companies tell us they wouldn’t be in business without robotics and related automation.
“The robotic boom is laying down an important milestone in the realisation of the fourth industrial revolution”, says Joe Gemma, President of the International Federation of Robotics. “With their digital interfaces, industrial robots can be seamlessly integrated into the networked structures of smart factories. This is a benefit exploited by highly automated economies and by countries adopting a new industrial focus. Further impetus is coming into the form of the technological breakthrough in human-robot collaboration: Robotic workers will in future be found working hand-in-hand with human staff, helping to replace traditional, rigid production processes with flexible structures.”