Why Robotics is not always the answer

Why Robotics is not always the answer

Mar 7 · · Uncategorised

Specialty Purpose Machines or Robots, that is the question when implementing automated production.

The most financially viable option comes down to the number of axes the product is required to move. If only 1 or 2 axis movement is required then an automated machine, such as a conveyor belt, is ideal from a functional and financial point of view. Maintenance and replacement are more affordable, and it is less complex resulting in faster task execution and fewer people to train.

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If 3 or more movement axes are needed, robotics is the superior option as it is more efficient and cost-effective. In more complex solutions, numerous specialty machines can be integrated to complete the same task with less finesse and efficiency. 

Contact us to take advantage of Applied Robotics’ Automation Discovery Program (ADP), a free observation workshop that can help you identify if speciality machines or robotics are suitable for your automation objectives.

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