As technology continues to reach new heights, it’s no surprise that many manufacturers have started to implement robotic automation into their injection molding or die casting processes. While once limited to automotive applications or large OEM manufacturers, it has never been easier or more cost-efficient to streamline your business’ daily tasks with the assistance of an intelligent AI system. In this article, we will look at some of the reasons you should consider adding robotic automation to your existing manufacturing systems.
You are likely always looking for ways to make your business more profitable and crank out the parts that your customers are asking for as quickly as possible. Without robotic automation in place, there’s a good chance that you are not reaching your full potential capacity. If you are ready to kickstart your manufacturing processes into overdrive while still maintaining a consistent quality on a per-part basis, robotic automation is likely the piece of the puzzle you are missing.
If you are still focused on a per-person pay scale that is included in the parts you are manufacturing, there’s a good chance you can’t find a price point that beats out your competitors without taking a hit in profit margin. With robotic automation, you only pay an up-front cost and then any maintenance that is required over time. This can drastically cut the cost of manual labor and save money that can be used in other places to provide even better service to your customers.
With robotic automation, you will find it is easier to complete more complex parts while also minimizing material waste. No matter what your customer may want as a design, working with AI to successfully manufacture it can ensure that you are giving them exactly what they want, no matter what it may be. While employees may still be needed to monitor the processes, you can rest easy knowing that software is doing the heavy lifting and providing the most accurate part possible every time.
Touching the Part
At PFA, Inc., we focus on the components most associated with touching the part or component being handled. Known generally as End of Arm Tooling (EOAT), connections that attach the robotic gripper to the robot, allow for flexible handling of the gripping head, compliance devices to reduce the forces of insertion or alignment, the gripper itself, and the gripper pads to provide a soft touch are part of the package.