Thanks to system automation and advanced mechanics, manufacturers can efficiently produce high quality goods.
Automation helps production in a number of ways: dispensing with human error, increasing consistency and precision, enabling the production of progressively more and more complex products, while detecting any mistakes along the way.
Quality can be a crucial factor in industries where the price of the product is the most prevailing factor, and has the potential to better or worsen your company’s reputation.
Improving the quality of products being produced can be a costly endeavor. This is why it is more often than not given enough attention over getting product out the door because of the pressure to cut budgets and maximize efficiency.
Manufacturers consider adopting automation and intelligent automation systems are known to boost production, streamline their operations and reduce expenses in the long run, but the perception is that it is hard on the budget.
When improved quality is brought into the equation however, the ROI (Return On Investment) gained from flexible automation frequently tend to exceed corporate expectations.
Cost of Implementing Automation in Goods Production
Manufacturers’ biggest hesitation when it comes to investing in automation has to do with the expenses, claiming that robots are too costly.
It might appear costly to implement a new method to increase the quality of products in the short run, however, to stay in the competition, you have to overlook the near.
Though we will admit, when factoring in the total cost of manual labor, the cost of a robot isn’t insignificant. Generally however, you will find that automation is actually more cost effective and efficient.
When taking into account the salary, benefits, training costs, worker’s compensation, vacation, sick time and the fact that employees have a limit to the maximum number of hours they can work.
Manufacturers find that automation drastically improves production and see a return on investment in less than two years, in most cases, owing to the fact that machines can run perfectly without rest or getting sick. “It is important to note too that the cost of automation over the last 10 years has dropped significantly,” says Mark Beatty, automation project manager at Mecano Industrie Inc. of Quebec, Canada a leading robotics integrator.
Multiplying Production of Goods With Automation
The more you can produce in a given amount of time the lower your cost per unit will get.
If you are producing at twice the rate of any competitors in the same amount of time and/or space, it is obvious you have an edge over them. You don’t need a calculator or a ‘leap of faith’ to come to that conclusion.
By spreading fixed costs such as- factory floor space, power, and other types of overhead, you can achieve a much better yield. In order to gain this advantage, speed of production remains automation customer’s most important requirement.
Often when the focus is placed solely on getting product out the door however, quality can be overlooked.
Manufacturers who want to remain competitive need to consider avenues that will allow them to increase production speed without compromising quality.
Robots can do the things that are tedious, difficult, or unsafe for humans without worry about the humans skipping parts, not assembling them correctly, suffering repetitive-stress injuries, and many other problems that slow production down and increase the costs of manufacturing.
With a flexible automation application in place it can assemble the parts 24/7 if needed and not miss a beat or produce bad parts.
Prevent Problems with Predictive Maintenance
Automation can make your equipment more efficient as well as perform low-skilled tasks.
Predictive maintenance is basically determining when machinery needs repairs before it breaks down using its information.
You can save thousands of dollars by lengthening the life of an air compressor up to four years thanks to preventive maintenance.
It more likely that the work will get done when preventive maintenance is automated.
It takes more than just a schedule to know exactly when to conduct this maintenance.
The frequency of maintenance should be determined from information about the machine’s wear, how long its been used and function.
This task is made much easier thanks to software which is programmed to collect and analyze this data. The maintenance crews can even be notified when to make repairs before failure occurs by the software.
Manufacturing companies waste 72 percent of the collected data, which preventive maintenance programs can make much better use of.
Computers can analyze this information in seconds, unlike human brains. They can use the data to increase the up-time of equipment, boosting productivity and efficiency at the same time.
The Future of Manufacturing
Automated facilities are the future of manufacturing, which will increase productivity and benefit employees.
Higher and higher efficiency in production will be expected as more and more companies adopt this technology.
In order to remain competitive in manufacturing business in the future, investing in automation may be a worthwhile endeavor, as it will help your facility become as efficient as possible.
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