More and more manufacturing entities are using small industrial robots in their day to day manufacturing processes. Early adopters of this new automation technology have enjoyed the benefits, leading to increased adoption and use.
Small industrial robots are the recent addition to the factory floor for purposes of automation. As more and more traditional industries adopt automation, there is a need for a different kind of robot than that which have existed since the 50s.
Small industrial robots have several advantages over the traditional robots. As a result, they are increasingly gaining market share as traditional robot manufacturers also change tact to remain relevant in the market.
Here are some of the benefits of small industrial robots to factory owners and workers:
Save on space
This is the most of obvious benefit that a factory will gain. It is even implied in its name. Small industrial robots do not require that the factory lease a lot of real estate to automate their processes. No.
Factory owners can mount these robots on the least available space in the factory. They can be mounted on tables, ceilings or on floors. Their minimal footprint and nimble frame allow for this to occur.
Save on money
Another benefit accrued to factory owners is that they are able to lower or save on their financial expenses. The first expense that they can save on is the cost of rent and real estate leases. Due to their small size, a factory can have many robots without having as mach factory space.
Secondly, the initial investment to acquire a small industrial robot is not high. These robots are affordable, and factories immediately experience the fruits of their investments.
Due to their advanced safety features, companies save on the costs of dangerous and fatal injuries that are common with traditional robots.
Help improve the quality of products
Among the many tasks that they are charged with, small industrial robots are used for product inspection. With the added function of vision, robots are able to effectively inspect the final product to confirm that it meets expected specifications.
In addition, like most robots, they are highly accurate and precise. Therefore, when assigned a particular task, these robots complete it perfectly. The final product in their process meets all expected specifications and is ready for market faster.
Help improve the finances in the organization
Besides helping the factory save on some expenses, small industrial robots help increase company revenues and profits. High quality products produced as a result of automation by small robots help enhance the appeal of the products. This then results in more sales revenues and profits for the organization.
As with any other robot, small industrial robots also enhance speed of production. This helps increase the rate of production and thus more products available for sale. This also results in higher revenue numbers and profits.
They are collaborative
Like every other robot made here, small industrial robots from Universal Robots are collaborative. They can easily work alongside the factory employees. They are easy to use and will help enhance the work of the employees.
Can perform multiple operations
Another advantage that a factory accrues by acquiring a small industrial robot, is that they perform multiple operations. A factory will not have to buy a robot for every other process that they can automate.
Due to their speed, robots can meet the daily quota of human employees in less time. This allows the factory time for the robot to perform other functions that can be completed in less time.
Small industrial robots are easily operated as they just connect to computers directly for programming. It will be therefore very easy for them to be set up for the multiple jobs. In addition, they can be easily moved from one area of the factory to the other.
This helps ease the burden of wages on the company and also helps it save valuable time and money in the production process.