Robots have been proven to deliver a host of benefits in a wide variety of applications. Manufacturers introducing robots to their production processes have typically seen a significant transformation in their productivity and efficiency.
The International Federation of Robotics recently undertook a survey that identified the top 10 reasons that manufacturers invest in robots. ABB has now built on that survey and developed a Guide to help you better understand the "10 good reasons for investing in robots" with real-life case studies from companies and integrators who exemplify each one of the reasons.
The 10 good reasons
They range from reducing operating costs, improving product quality and consistency, as well as the quality of work for employees, to increasing production output rates, product manufacturing flexibility and reducing material waste and increasing yield.
EXAMPLE: Australian company D&M specializes in industrial spray painting. The company installed their first three robotic cells, equipped with spray paint guns, in 1998 and saw both productivity and profitability levels rise by 80 per cent.