Today, technology is rapidly changing our world – every aspect of life should be adaptable. Whether it be in the business field, education, medicine, or the field of industry or manufacturing. Having well-functioning and high technology equipment is very important in finishing every task and assisting in the production of astounding products or services. This is why automation in factories is becoming hugely popular.
Factory automation, often referred to as industrial automation, is the use of control systems to operate processes without human intervention. These systems generally include software, computers, and robotics. The benefits of automation include increases in productivity, accuracy, flexibility, and worker safety while providing overall cost savings. These cost savings for the manufacturer can be transferred to the customer.
What are the benefits of factory automation?
Automation enables manufacturing companies to achieve a rapid increase in productivity by exploiting the potential of automation technologies. When we think of automated manufacturing systems, the first thing that strikes our minds is robots. As mentioned earlier, the automotive industry was the first to adopt robotics. Following the technological advancements in the last couple of decades.
Robots can perform the work of three to five people, depending on the task. In addition to savings on the cost of labor, energy savings can also be significant due to lower heating requirements in automated operations. Robots streamline processes and increase part accuracy, which means minimal material waste for your operation.
Automated cells remove workers from dangerous tasks. Your employees will thank you for safeguarding them against the hazards of a factory environment.
Automation solutions are based on your unique needs and goals and pay for themselves quickly due to lower operating costs, reduced lead times, increased output and more.
Increased production output
A robot has the ability to work at a constant speed, unattended, 24/7. That means you’ve got the potential to produce more. New products can be more quickly introduced into the production process and new product programming can be done offline with no disruption to existing processes.
Productivity will work with you to provide a complete system – hardware, software and controls included. Your cell will be proven out at Productivity and shipped production-ready – allowing you to start making parts as soon as it’s installed in your shop.
Connexis designed a solution FactoryFlo for the world’s leading forging component manufacturer. The client wanted to develop an IoT enabled remote machine monitoring solution to monitor Production count, Downtime reasons analysis, Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) & Rejection count.
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