||Single machine can be used to manufacture multiple parts and work multiple processes.
- Industrial Robots are priced for mass manufacturing
- Changes in process are easy to execute, reducing start up costs
- New product can be added without purchasing new equipment
- Precision can be achieved without expensive machine tools or tooling costs.
|Shorter Lead Times
||Industrial Robots have become common place in manufacturing and therefore are readily available which allows for reduced Lead Times when ordering compared to custom equipment. Reduced Lead Times on equipment allows for more process engineering to be complete before equipment ordering. This can effectively reduce the scope of changes required that are typically identified between equipment order and production build.
|Work Safety Improvements
||Can work in environments that are not suitable or desirable for Humans such as painting, de-painting, composite laminating, forging of cast parts for engine components, assembly and inspection in tight locations.
|Reduced Design Limitations
||Industrial Robots can reach and process parts of complex geometries that are not easily accessed by gantry based machinery or human beings allowing for more creativity in the design of the end product.
||The inherent repeatability of robotic processes allows for better predictability and control of process parameters making it easier to identify and refine process parameters that affect component quality.
- Robots can execute complex or repetitive processes at very high speeds
- Intelligent based processes like vision guidance, dynamic force control, and accuracy tools have given robots the ability to adapt their processes to the changing environment allowing for much shorter setup times with less tooling and fixture requirements between parts