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Tips for Implementing Robotic Automation Tools

When implemented correctly, robotic automation can spur greater efficiency, deliver better results, lower costs and increase flexibility—for both small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) and larger-scale manufacturing companies.

More cobots will translate to a greater demand for versatile and flexible EOAT that can help make the cobots smarter and more autonomous, which in turn will deliver a greater return on investment.

When the task or production needs change—as is particularly common in the consumer goods sector—that gripper becomes useless and must be replaced, a reality that slows processes and increases costs.

From reducing long-term costs to creating a more efficient and dynamic production environment, automated processes can help businesses overcome existing challenges and ultimately give them an advantage over competitors.

SMEs with small-batch production tasks and historical production data can and should take advantage of modern advances in robotics and EOAT, particularly with lower costs making them more feasible options for companies with tighter budgets.

Flexible tools and new-age intelligent accessories will reduce the cost of implementing automated solutions, while saving time on installation and redeployment, making the whole process more collaborative and inclusive.

The Right Way to Start Robotic Automation

When implemented correctly, robotic automation can spur greater efficiency, deliver better results, lower costs and increase flexibility, according to James Taylor, General Manager, APAC, OnRobot.

Disruptive technology, like robotics, has the potential to automate roughly half of work in the region’s four biggest economies: Indonesia (52 percent), Malaysia (51 percent), the Philippines (48 percent) and Thailand (55 percent), according to a report by McKinsey Global Institute – “Artificial Intelligence And Southeast Asia’s Future”.

Since modern EOAT is often not designed for a specific industry, but rather to handle a range of applications, businesses should seek a single source that can provide a range of robot accessories curated for various production needs.

The Federation of International Robotics, for instance, predicts that cobots – collaborative robots designed to work in tandem with human operators in industrial environments – will account for nearly 35 percent of global robot sales by 2025.

When the task or production needs change – as is particularly common in the consumer goods sector – that gripper becomes useless and must be replaced, a reality that slows processes and increases costs.

From reducing long-term costs to creating a more efficient and dynamic production environment, automated processes can help businesses overcome existing challenges and ultimately give them an advantage over competitors.

SMEs with small-batch production tasks and historical production data can and should take advantage of modern advances in robotics and EOAT, particularly with lower costs making them more feasible options for companies with tighter budgets.