Robotics Are Running the Factory, But What’s Running Them?
Industrial robots are transforming the manufacturing landscape, one process at a time. But because general manufacturing is a highly diversified and intricate industry, its subsectors, equipment, applications and operating conditions are both complex and varied. This has a knock-on effect for the robotic solutions that are trying to disrupt the current landscape, making them potentially difficult to operate and costly to run.
However, the advantages robotics can bring to an operation – maximising output, while minimising impact – are exactly what the industry is in need of given the increasing pressure to ensure businesses are run as sustainably as possible. But just how do industrial robots benefit manufacturers? Predominantly, it’s through improved:
- Accuracy – Greater automation can ensure more precise processes
- Efficiency – Complex functions become simpler, more consistent and faster
- Safety – Removes the need for human interaction among confined or hazardous spaces
But even robots need looking after. Thankfully, effective lubrication can help connect the dots between potential and productivity, especially for industrial robots that require lubricant changes or oil and grease exchanges during their lifecycle.
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