Applications & Benefits

Robotic systems can be designed for a variety of common industrial applications, including:

  • Welding
  • Material removal
  • Machine tool load/unload
  • Dispensing
  • Material handling
  • Painting
  • Assembly

The flexibility of robotic systems and ongoing innovations in factory automation create constant opportunities for developing new applications.

The primary benefits of robotic systems are:

Increased Productivity and Higher Quality. Fast, reliable operation increases product output, and the capability of industrial robots to consistently meet precise product specifications improves product quality. Additional savings can be realized through the more efficient use of raw materials, reduced waste, and quicker changeover through custom automation systems.

Enhanced Competitiveness. The ease of reprogramming factory automation to meet new or changing needs enables companies to seize greater market share by delivering new products to market more quickly and adapting existing products to changing market conditions more easily. The reliability of robotic systems helps instill greater customer confidence.

Improved Worker Safety and Satisfaction. In addition to requiring fewer workers, industrial robots improve workplace safety (and reduce the costs associated with workplace injuries) by freeing workers from the need to perform more dangerous tasks. While some worker displacement can occur, custom automation systems provide opportunities for many workers to learn new skills within a safer, more satisfying work environment.