The first week of August is National Simplify Your Life Week. For some, National Simplify Your Life Week is reminder to eliminate unnecessary stress and focus on what’s important in life. For others, however, this is just another thing to add to an already impossibly long list of things to do. Regardless of which camp you find yourself in, there’s no denying that robots and automation have made our lives easier and much more simple. Here are five ways that automation makes our lives easier.
Automation keep humans out of harmful environments.
Robots are much more resilient than humans. Noxious gasses, toxic fumes, and tiny particulates in the air are hazardous for humans, but robots don’t mind them. The same goes for chemicals and extreme temperatures. In other words, robots can be deployed in environments that are unsafe for humans. This eliminates human exposure to hazards in the work place.
Automation makes work less physically demanding.
The average, untrained man can lift between 135-155 pounds. But if a man lifts 150 pounds for 8 hours, he’s going to get tired. If he lifts that weight for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, for 5 years, he’s going to hurt himself. Robots can lift entire cars, all day long. They won’t get tired or fatigued, and they won’t throw out their backs. This means that it makes much more sense to use a robot than a person for manual tasks. Robots are physically more capable than humans, and they reduce the risk of injury in the work place.
Industrial robots are much faster than humans.
There is no way that manufacturers could meet the demand of today’s consumers without automated systems. Industrial motion control systems have increased production to levels that humans alone could never hope to achieve.
Automation is more efficient.
Not only are automated systems faster than humans, they also are more consistent and more precise. Programed instructions allow machines to minimize waste, and give you a reliable level of quality every time.
Automation is more reliable.
An artisan who works by hand might make the same item slightly different every single time. While this is great for collector’s it’s not good for those who are looking to deliver goods with consistent level of quality. Because of automation, you can trust that products will be consistent.
Those who work with industrial robots know firsthand that automation makes life easy. We see evidence of this every single day. Of course, robots only simplify things if they work. A broken machine only makes life more difficult. That is, unless you remember to contact us. We specialize in Indramat repair, service, and maintenance. Call us at (479) 422-0390 for immediate support!