The number of industrial robots in the factories is expected to increase by a factor of two by 2021. The worldwide robotic device market value is valued at about $32 billion and the automotive division itself increased their robots by 43 percent in one year. Statistics are evidence of the exponential increase in the introduction of robots into factories; bringing unprecedented accuracy, efficiency, and versatility with them. Now is the best time to get your foot in the door to robotic automation. Let’s see how these robots are applicable and beneficial in your particular industry.
What is Industrial Robotics?
The formal definition of Industrial Robots goes as follows: “An industrial robot is a robot system used for manufacturing. Industrial robots are automated, programmable and capable of movement on three or more axis.”
Because they can be programmed with consistent precision and accuracy to perform hazardous, dirty, and/or repetitive tasks, industrial robots are increasingly being used in a variety of industries and processes. They are available in a wide variety of models with the most common distinguishing features being the reach size, the payload capacity and the number of travel axes (up to six) of their joint arm. Let’s see what good they are in your domain.
Advantages of Industrial Robots
The following are some of the major benefits of industrial robots in the current age.
Industrial robots can complete certain tasks better and faster than humans as they are designed and made to accomplish them with greater precision. This added to the fact that they are used to automate procedures that historically could have required significantly more time and energy to increase the efficiency of production lines by using industrial robots is the reason why they are growing in popularity day by day.
Improved Working Conditions
As well as being able to perform extremely laborious and repetitive tasks, industrial robots are often used for performing tasks that are considered to be dangerous for humans. In general, you can improve working conditions and health in your factory or manufacturing plant by using industrial robots. Robots do not get tired and make dangerous mistakes, nor do they suffer from repetitive damage because of strain.
Together with other technologies like the industrial internet of things (IIoT) or 3D printing robots, industrial robots can deliver better quality products and more accurate and reliable processes. Added benefits include decreased cycle times and real-time tracking to improve preventive maintenance activities.
This is one of the most sound arguments to be made in the case of industrial robots. Robots can reduce the cost of production by reducing the internal costs of compensating for human wages. Businesses predict that their profitability will increase once the robots are put into production and they will have more financial independence to invest in new technologies or systems.
Although there are several benefits that industrial robots can offer, industrialists face problems when it comes to deploying them in the industry. Although they bring significant ROI, the buying and deployment costs scare company owners away. Also, not all types of robots can be good for your particular industry. Therefore, you should always seek professional guidance before deploying industrial robots so you get the maximum benefits.