Robotics in Manufacturing

Technology is permeating every sphere today – from health and finance to education. Be it artificial intelligence or analytics, technology is here to make things simpler and faster for all. With such level of innovation happening across various sectors, the manufacturing industry cannot be far behind. Among the different technologies available today, robotics has a place of pride in the manufacturing industry. Being a heavy-duty industry, this technology is slowly becoming the game changer in this area of work. A recent survey by PwC indicates that about 59% of manufacturers already use some kind of robotics technology for their processes.

From moving materials to performing a variety of mundane tasks in manufacturing and production, robotics is here to stay. It also helps in carrying out activities that may be dangerous orunsuitable for human workers, particularly those which can lead to an injury. Not only this, robotics can also help achieve precision and superior quality in every product. Such automation can prove to be highly cost-effective for companies of any size. Robots can handle parts that are too small for the human eye. Their error margins are also lesser. Not only are they faster and nimbler, but can also reduce the need for expensive fixturing and tooling, something that they achieve thanks to vision technology. This kind of force sensing helps a robot adapt when an assembly problem is encountered.

Apart from this, robotics can also play a key role in quality control as well as product testing before products are packed and shipped. Consumer preferences are mercurial in nature, something that robotics can very well adapt to. This technology can keep pace with this constant change, unlike hard automation. Robotics is all about flexibility and change, and this fits in well with the changing consumer mindset and resultant manufacturing.