What are the cost-cutting benefits of automation and robotics?

In industries not limited to automotive, industrial, commercial or aerospace, the robotics automation process is helping countless businesses trim costs and streamline operations. The benefits of robotics and automation are numerous but they’re not in any way human replacements (as film and television would have you believe). Countless industries have been using robotics in factories for many years without significant employee overturn.

In fact, with human supervision, robotics and automation bring countless benefits for cost-efficiency, for reducing time wasted, and for generally increasing spray booth efficiency.

Read our article for the complete cost-cutting benefits of automation and robotics.

Improving safety and removing human error

With safety a priority for all businesses, introducing automation and robotics has been demonstrably proven to reduce elements of risk and danger. From automatic fail safe protections to providing easier recording/logging processes, there are plenty of safety benefits that robotics and automation can offer.

It also has the distinct advantage of removing human error from processes vital to your organisation. Though it often can’t be helped and of course does happen, human error can be costly. With automation, you can guarantee that error never comes into the equation – this way, you can focus your attention on areas that perhaps cannot be automated and require your full concentration.

With improved safety, you’ll prevent any potential costly legal fees incurred and can advertise your improved safety processes to bring in new business.

Shorter lead times and quicker job completion

One of the greatest advantages of automation is that it can create shorter lead times and enable you to process and complete projects quicker – this has a direct positive impact on your business’s finances. With certain stages of your complete process automated, you will find that jobs are completed quicker from the point of contact/sale to final delivery.

Enhanced product quality

Whatever specific line of work you’re in, you will understandably aspire to superior product quality as well as strictly uniform products. With regards to conveyorised processes, you will need to absolutely guarantee that each item of production should be the same as the last. Robotics can achieve this with complete accuracy and detail.

For example, one of the biggest benefits of robotics in manufacturing is that you will be able to significantly reduce your fraction defect rate and maintain processes with much greater control and uniformity.

Some tasks are impossible without some form of automation

There are numerous processes that cannot be performed without robotics or automation, such as programmable logic controllers (PLCs) or rapid prototyping. Processes like these will again streamline processes and enable you to take on bigger and more complex work which again means a boost to your bottom line.

You can reduce manual and repetitive tasks

If workers often perform manual and repetitive tasks, an organisation can drastically reduce time spent on such tasks by introducing automation. This not only benefits workers by allowing them to focus on perhaps more rewarding/enjoyable tasks, it also benefits the organisation because more attention is paid to other areas of your business.

Let the machines take care of the boring tasks so that operatives can focus their full time, attention and skills on other (perhaps more valuable) tasks.

Your administrative work will be less labour intensive

Paperwork and other administrative tasks are very time consuming, and while these tasks are important they can distract you from the kind of work that benefits your bottom line. Connecting your operations with digital automation like the Internet of Things (IoT) can dramatically reduce the time spent on administrative tasks.

This is an area quickly breaking ground within numerous industries, yet many are yet to catch up. Keep an eye out for digital automation in your industry – once competitors are onto it you won’t want to be left behind.

How about Robotic & Automated Spray Systems?

If you are considering streamlining your manufacturing process, our Robotic & Automated Spray Systems can provide you with efficient and cost effective solutions.

From floor and overhead conveyor systems to cure ovens and Powder coating equipment, we can you help you design an automated system to reduce that those heavy labour process, which as mentioned will save you time and money.

If you would like to discuss the many ways we can help your organisation achieve this, please get in touch here. In the meantime, you can find more resources like this one in our blog section so be sure to take a look.

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