The manufacturing process is not what it used to be anymore. All over the world, there is a higher demand for more efficiency and increased flexibility of the same processes to enable a higher degree of product turnout with fewer variations and improved consistency.
To achieve that with the increased demand in the market, automation tools like an automatic screwdriving robot is just the right way to go.
If these are not already ingrained into your manufacturing process, here are a couple of reasons why that should change this year.
1 Reduction in Production Cycle
If not for robot screw driving systems, the parts of the manufacturing and assembly which requires the use of screws would have to be taken out from the production cycle so that they can be manually (or semi-automatically) handled. That would be less than ideal since it would drive up the production time and cut short the cycle.
That problem is solved by a robot directly integrated into the production cycle to handle cases of fastening while the rest of the processes can also continue in real-time.
Fastening of parts does not come with the only one option. There are a lot of fastening types to consider, a series of bolts and screws to choose from, and a barrage of tools that helps make that happen.
Fortunately, robots can be configured to sense what kinds of screws and fastening mechanism are needed at each point, so much that we can also have them make the needed switch from time to time.
This takes out the human confusion, lack of tools, and such other problems while also effectively reducing downtime from having to switch tools every time.
The rate at which an automatic screwdriving robot tightens many bolts and screws is much higher than what a human can manage. To achieve the same results with human efforts would mean taking on more labor workforce and requiring even more space to have them all set up.
That is not to mention the costs of training every one of them while also ensuring they have all the needed tools, individually.
That is going to drive up the production costs and slow down the process at the same time, creating two problems that could have easily been solved by a robot.
Quality control is a big issue with manufacturing these days. That is why companies like Topbest, who are behind robust robotic screwdriving systems, have made sure to develop their units in such a way that they can always produce the same kind of results on multiple fronts.
This setup substantially slows down the time of a finished product spends in the quality control department on account of how well it has been fastened and put together as opposed to when a human did the task.
The highlights of the above benefits are things every company looks forward to. Getting to save costs while cutting back on production time in the same vein for better overall production sounds like a dream come true.
Only if these amazing robots are engaged, however.