Manufacturing robots

Industrial Robot Automation in Smart Factories

Industrial Robot automation is an essential factor for Industrie 4.0.   The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) or Industrie 4.0 allows those machines to communicate with each other. Other terms related to this industry are the database (sharing a significant amount of data), software, cloud, robotic systems, safety issues and smart devices or sensors.

… but,  still uncertain How manufacture can benefit and what role an industrial robot plays in Smart Factories?   

Let’s consider the Top 5 Smart Factories Benefits.

Now, it is possible to monitor production in real-time by connecting smart machines with the Internet of Things and collecting and sharing enormous amounts of data for more in-depth analysis.

1. Control of the Inventory

Raw materials inventories are automatically updated. Consequently, communications with suppliers will improve by providing information on the operation status regarding the work-in-process and material required for the production to keep running.

Besides this, industrial robots will also communicate with other machines in real-time; it helps to have more efficient production operations and eliminate wasted time or materials.

2. Maintenance on time

Quick and immediate responses to production issues.  It seems like, in most cases the breakdown is due to lack of proper maintenance of the equipment by having the support on time will impact the return on investment, reduce downtime, the production delivers on time, and lower maintenance costs.

Industries need to implement improvements to their operations continually. Staffs need to identify problems on any equipment, including all robotic systems, and confirm those improvements worked.

3. Remote Control Connection

This technology will enable the management of the equipment remotely using smart sensors.  As a result, full control of the speed, conserve energy costs and reduce overall operating costs.

Industries seek for standard solutions to optimise production, including industrial robot automation, remote control, or monitoring. Therefore, communication between the operator and the robot will be carried out indirectly through a Programmable Logic Controller called PLC. However, using a mobile device as an element of a human-machine interface will enable one to access the robot arm or any other automated machine from a distance.

4. Real-Time Report for a management team

Real-Time comparison between actual and planned production will help the whole operations process by delivering the products without delay.

The management team needs to focus on customers’ demands.  Likewise, they must have a real-time report or information to manage the operational cost while improving company profits more efficiently. Besides this, floor plant systems need to operate with a maximum efficiency

5. Improve Customer Satisfaction

It is crucial to keep in mind that customers need the products at the right times, it helps keep customers happy, reduces inventory storage, transportation costs, warehousing, and distribution costs, and it will undoubtedly provide excellent customer service.

Besides, Smart Factory integrates Robotic Systems easily into the whole operating system adding quality.

See also Top 5 Safety Procedures for Robotics Operations

At Phoenix, we have experience in  Industrial Control Systems and Robotics. Likewise, we work with demanding sectors such as the automotive industry integrating a single cell or a complete assembly line.  Contact Us.

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