Robotics in manufacturing is not an eventuality—it is a certainty that is already here, growing and evolving to meet the needs of manufacturing entities across the planet. As supply chains continue to rebound and labor reservoirs are shrinking, creating a more potent workforce that can implement, maintain, and upgrade robotics-based production solutions is of paramount importance to any company that wants to remain competitive.
Every stage of the manufacturing process will invariably be affected by robotics in manufacturing and adjacent contributors. Finding and retaining the people who can build and fully utilize these systems is essential to your growth.
IoT (Internet of Things)
IoT allows you to monitor the entire manufacturing process and, more importantly, collect data that can communicate inconsistencies, inefficiencies, and redundancies. Used in conjunction with the latest in robotics tech, IoT can optimize your processes in real-time, conserving resources, time, and money.
ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning)
Cloud-based SaaS technology has made ERP technology more accessible to businesses throughout the world. Using adaptive robotics and touchpoint technology to automate operational elements brings the entire process under one digital umbrella that can be monitored and adjusted at will.
AI (Artificial Intelligence)
AI can simply look at and decipher information faster and with greater accuracy than a human ever could. Not using AI to help create data-driven solutions would be irresponsible if one has access to this advanced technology. AI reduces costs by increasing operational awareness of inventory, assets, costs, and supply chain operations. As related to robotics in manufacturing, it is the man behind the curtain.
CoBots (Collaborative Robots)
Collaborative robotics in manufacturing is a reality. Mobile manipulators have traditionally been stationary, but now these highly versatile tools, along with other emerging platforms, are transforming how humans contribute. The number of cobots has increased by 65 percent since 2021 and is showing no signs of slowing as a trend. Cobots allow human beings and robots to work together, boosting efficiency and safety as cobots take on the repetitive and heavy tasks that often can result in fatigue or injury, allowing their human partner to put their skills to more valuable use.
At Davalyn Corporation, our eyes are fixed on the future toward helping our clients reap all the potential gains that robotics in manufacturing has to offer. To see how Davalyn can help you prepare for and capitalize on the changes in production brought about by robotics, contact us today.