The adoption of automation in manufacturing has varied the incorporation of human labor, It has also generated changes in the economic factor. Industrial robots can be programmed to perform routine and dangerous tasks with constant precision. Manufacturing robots help reduce waste of raw materials, optimize costs effectively and increase productivity, which has led some manufacturers to integrate the use of robots into their production lines.
According to a study conducted by the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) in 2017, by the end of 2016, the number of operable industrial robots had exceeded 1.82 million, and it is estimated that it will exceed 3 million by the end of 2020. It is anticipated that with the increase in the adoption rate of industrial robots, by 2020, 1.7 million new robots will be installed in factories and industries. China was the country with the highest sales of industrial robots in 2016, while Japan had the highest number of robot operations. In 2015, it was an industrial robot. The market for industrial robots is dominated by the automotive industry, with a 35% market share. These statistics show that the impact of robotics and automation in manufacturing will have a profound impact in the future.
Factors that incentivize the acquisition and incorporation of industrial robots in factories
The cost of buying and installing robots was a major obstacle to large-scale robot adoption. However, the current installation cost of the robot has been satisfactorily reduced. According to a study by market specialists in 2005, the cost of purchasing and implementing a robotic spot welding machine was $ 183,000. In 2014, the price dropped to $ 132,000.
In the United States, the average labor cost savings achieved by replacing humans with robots is 18%. Market studies estimate that it will increase to 22% by 2020 due to the reduction in the cost of industrial robots.
Robots used in industry help improve the efficiency of the manufacturing process from raw material handling to finished packaging. The high flexibility of robotic equipment allows end users to adapt their automation systems to perform complex operations. Robots can also help manufacturers empower workers in other business areas.
Developments and investment in robotics have created advancements to provide manufacturers and end customers with diverse and customized solutions. becoming a fundamental part of manufacturing.
Advances in robotics technology make the integration of robots in the manufacturing process offer solutions for those small or medium-sized companies that temporarily rent or buy robots and advanced hardware at an affordable cost. Although the initial cost and overall maintenance cost of manufacturing robots are high, ROI can be achieved very quickly, and in the long run this has proven to be a worthwhile investment.
Cost savings through putting robotics to work in industry will help manufacturers focus on investing in upgrades and modernization, producing high-quality trained personnel.