The use of advanced technologies in robots has revolutionized almost every industry in this world but the manufacturing industry has been the prime industry to be revolutionized with these technological changes.
You can see improvement in the output of the manufacturing industry when robots are used in its manufacturing operations and processes. According to JDE, the introduction of robots in the manufacturing industry has helped in the automation of the manufacturing processes in many ways.
Some of the ways robots have revolutionized the manufacturing industry may include:
Management of raw material
Various types of chemicals and hazardous materials are normally used in a manufacturing industry. They can be harmful to humans if handled physically by them. In such a situation a robot can help in reducing the risk for human workers by handling hazardous materials including radioactive substances and chemicals etc.
These materials can be handled precisely by the robots without any problem by programming them accordingly. A robot can also help in avoiding damage to the products stored in a warehouse as if they are programmed correctly the chances of mishandling them will be less.
In this way, robots can help in reducing such costs for the manufacturing industry.
Round the clock involvement in manufacturing operations
A manufacturing unit can continue its operations for a long time by introducing robots in them. The demand for products manufactured in the industries is increasing day by day due to the increasing population in different parts of the world.
To meet this demand, factories will have to increase their production capacity as well as the time to manufacture them. Human workers can work for a limited time due to union laws, and overwork can exhaust them but such things will not affect the working of a robot.
Moreover, the quality of work will reduce with time for human workers whereas robots can repeat their tasks with the same efficiency for a long time. In this way, robots can increase production by working for long without any additional cost.
By increasing the manufacturing capacity of a manufacturing unit robots can increase the chances of getting a return on investment at a faster speed. They can also help local companies to compete with the companies in other countries by reducing their cost of manufacturing and improving their production.
Along with lowering manufacturing costs robots can also help in improving profits of the local industries by improving the quality of their products. Thus, robots can increase the ROI of the manufacturing companies more effectively than the human workforce.
Increase chances to collaborate with other businesses
Collaboration is a very important aspect of the manufacturing industry. They have to collaborate with other companies like retail companies and construction companies etc. to consume their products.
Robots can collaborate with humans more effectively than humans because of using various types of sensors and other techniques. Moreover, robots can also work alone even if you isolate them from humans like working in a warehouse, etc.
They can also work precisely to produce prototypes of high quality for the manufacturing industries when they are programmed correctly for this purpose. Machines with robotic features can work more reliably, uniformly, and safely as compared to human workers.
Though the introduction of robots is not appreciated by the workers in a manufacturing unit as they can change their working style. The direct effect of robots on the job opportunities for humane workers can be the main reason behind not appreciating the introduction of robots in the manufacturing industry.
Though robots have taken various monotonous tasks like handling parts precisely, running operations, and assembling things accurately from the human workforce but they have also helped in increasing job opportunities for creating and maintenance of robots like supervising, monitoring, and repairs of robots, etc.
In this way, robot technology is revolutionizing the manufacturing industry not only by improving the operations and production in manufacturing units but also by allowing human workers to learn new skills so that they can improve their chances to earn better.
They can improve their skills to work in industries where most human labor is involved. Robots can also help human workers to get the job of their dreams by improving their work potentials and skills.
They also allow even unskilled workers to find jobs in labor-intensive industries instead of remaining underpaid.