The labor cost of manufacturing a product can be reduced by 65% by offshoring. Thus Mexico manufactures many of America’s Cadillacs Chevys Chrysler and Fords. We have offshored in computer and electronic (22 percent) and motor vehicles (15.8 percent) Yes, while exporting jobs offshore reduces labor costs, there is a “silver-lining”: labor saving robots cut costs by up to by 90%. Capitalizing labor saving via robotics is to reverse the trend of exporting jobs.
Robotics and Automation are crucial factors in the improvement of productivity and the very survival of industrial enterprises. However automation and robotics are very challenging to implement and maintain. The technology is expensive and not user-friendly. For example, programming a standard robot is a very complex set of DOS like archaic statements. Furthermore, robots are “dangerous” in that, humans come dead last (pun unintended) in a physical conflict between a robot and a human. To keep humans safe from these dangerous robots, we have demarcated work cells that occupy value real estate on the factory floor. The answers to these challenges are addressed in the emerging field of collaborative robots, robots working as robots should…machines collaborating with humans to improve performance and productivity.
- This presentation addresses the emerging field of collaborative robots.
- Collaborative robots examples and implantation case studies will be discussed.
- Return on Investment ROI in just 10 months. This presentation shall demonstrate implementing collaborative robots in tasks that reserved for traditional industrial robots.