Small and medium manufacturers can struggle with getting robotics projects off the ground. Solutions can be expensive, complicated to install, programme and run, or require the use of in-house specialists. Therefore, these issues add capital overlays to a business and delay an automation project.
Manufacturers, particularly in the UK and Europe, thrive on low mix, high volume production – most of the high volume production is usually outsourced. However, affordable automation can lower a manufacturer’s cost of production, improve throughput and allow them to remain competitive. Staff can be freed from repetitive work that a robot can perform effectively and instead perform more higher-value tasks.
The Automata Essential SME guide to success with robotics is a checklist that details the steps any manufacturer can take to evaluate an automation project. By downloading this checklist, you can:
- Learn about the easiest ways map out your project and assign ownership.
- Prepare your environment prior to the arrival of your industrial robot arm.
- Set targets and determine your ideal return on investment period.