Improve Manufacturing Productivity
Advanced automation offers manufacturers greater productivity at a higher quality when performing quick and repetitive tasks. Since robotics have predictable, precise movements, they can produce high-quality products with little variation at rapid speeds manual laborers are incapable of.
Unlike human counterparts, robots can work 24 hours a day without interruptions or breaks. There are even so-called lights-out operations or dark factories, so named for operating throughout the night with robotics without the need for human operators - and lighting. Additionally, advanced automation can accomplish the dull jobs that are generally repetitive for human employees, which can result in sloppy work and potential damage to products. Once a robot has been programmed and trained for specific applications, it can speed up production, translating into decreased part cycle times and limited waste.
Additionally, automation methods such as machine vision provide imaging-based automated inspections and analysis for enhanced process control. By the use of sensors and other tracking devices, machine vision and detect defects throughout the production process by optimizing production output.