The dawn of industrial robots in the manufacturing landscape has been a game-changer for many industries. Today, industries of all sizes, big, medium, small, across all fields, are investing in this technology.
Why? Because robots offer indispensable value to your business. They increase your speed, efficiency, productivity, and profitability.
In recent years, industrial robot manufacturers have shifted gears in their production. They’re no longer focusing on production for the ‘giants’ in the industry; they’re now considering small businesses as well.
Cutting down the costs of robots
Since their integration into manufacturing industries, most small enterprises have shunned this technology due to its cost. But what they don’t understand is that the price of industrial robots has been plummeting by the year.
Today, industries can get new, high-quality robots for as low as $25,000, and lower for a used one.
Moreover, with the continued development in the Cobot industry, this trend is only expected to continue. So, small industries can now accomplish even that intricate automation tasks on a very friendly budget.
Increasing the robot’s capabilities
After cutting down costs and increasing profitability, the next best thing for business owners is having flexible workers. Workers who can effectively accomplish different tasks simultaneously.
And this is what robots offer.
Robot manufacturers are increasingly developing robots to adapt to the various industrial tasks in production. For instance, automotive robots can do more than just assembly. They can be used for machine tending, screwdriving, welding, material handling, and CNC, among others.
This means that even when the production design changes, the robots can easily be deployed to a new production area, and remain productive.
For small and emerging industries, this helps address the labor issues and ensures faster productivity and flexibility in production – which is the competitive edge they need.
Improving deployment speed and ease of programming
Another factor that industrial robot manufacturers have put into consideration is the cost for small businesses. They understand that small businesses don’t have a large capital to hire an IT team for the robots.
So, manufacturers today have specialized in developing robots that take a shorter time to be integrated into production.
For instance, Universal Robots Cobots now takes around 4 hours to be installed and deployed to production. This cuts down a significant amount of time that would be wasted by traditional models.
Faster deployment time means faster productivity and better efficiency for your business. The robots are also quite easy to reprogram and don’t need an expert for the job.
So, small businesses can manage their robot and quickly maximize their capabilities with ease.
Upgrading the safety features
Modern robots are designed with employee interaction in mind. This is an improvement from the traditional robots, which had to be caged and resulted in several injuries to the workers.
Today, manufacturers have invested in cameras, motion sensors, and high-quality lasers to help minimize robot-caused accidents in the industrial workspace.
The robots can now collaborate easily with your workers in a small setup to produce quality goods. This collaboration has proven to be the key to productivity for many small industries.
The robots are also designed with the environment and sanitation in mind. So, they hardly cause pollution of any kind, sound or air.
Space is another big issue for small industries and businesses. And while robots can be quite large, robot manufacturers have found a way to make them space-effective.
Today, there are robots of all sizes, small, medium, big, or even a customized robot to suit your space and processes. This means that small businesses don’t have to be limited by their available floor space.
A small industrial robot occupies only a fraction of the available space, giving you enough space to complete other services.
Robotics is completely transforming the world, from manufacturing to automotive, to health and medicine, to the food and agriculture industry. It has fast become a secret weapon for many small businesses to improve their production and beat their competitors.
With manufacturers now focusing on small businesses when developing their robots, the future for robotics has never shined brighter!