There is a general fear that someday robots are going to take our jobs. However, this is barely the case because even robots, in a sense, need humans to perform their required activities properly.
On the bright side, robots in the workplace only bring more pros than cons. After all, they will enrich the company’s ability to thrive and improve human workers’ lives at the workplace because they still need humans to ensure the operations are running smoothly.
However, before you incorporate robots in your factory or company, we recommend briefing your employees about it. Make them understand the advantages of the robots to them. Some of the benefits include:
While robots are efficient, some jobs require human interventions for humans to be able to do it. Hence, even though you will be easing the work for your employees by getting robots in your company, they still need human workers for their continuous productivity.
Despite their efficiency, robots can’t do everything; humans can only complete some tasks. If humans aren’t caught up doing things that can be done by robots, they are still available, efficient, and productive.
Robots improve productivity in the factory by creating space for them to talk to customers, answer social media comments and emails, sell products, and help with marketing and branding. This means that while the robots are working on heavy-duty duties, your human workers can work on the tasks that machines or robots can work.
Larger companies with higher production volume prefer to use robotic-centered solution, while mid-size and small industries prefer to stick to manual labor for cost optimization. This becomes less of the case with universal robots.
Robots don’t need a strenuous setup process, and their flexibility makes it easy for different outputs to be adjusted. Luckily, universal robots are available for the purposes of shaping, cutting, lifting, polishing, packaging, sanding, and sorting, which is what mid-sized and small industries need.
Better Human-Robot Efficiency and Interaction
In factories, human employees load up the robots with the necessary parts, and then the robots will do the rest of the work. Because human intervention is required, the production operation becomes better, and their interaction is useful.
Hence, humans and robots can work in the same workspace, which increases efficiency. According to recent studies, robots can reduce human idle hours in production by about 85%.
Speed and Safety
The speed of robots is ensured because they don’t need breaks or get distracted. They don’t need to ask for leave or request for vacation, and they never run slow or feel stressed.
Robots don’t even need to be invited for training sessions or employee meetings. They are capable of working all the time with more speed than human workers. They also come in handy for the employees because they don’t want to overwork themselves to meet pressure deadlines or impossible standards.
Utilizing robotics also ensures safety for the factory employees. When heavy machineries run hot, it put humans at risk. It is the same case when the robots have to deal with sharp objects. Delegating heavy tasks to robots makes the company more susceptible to repair bills than lawsuits and serious medical bills. Hence, employees who work in dangerous working environments are more thankful for robots.
Working with robots ensures consistency because they don’t need to divide attention to many activities. Robots’ work isn’t contingent on the employers. Robots will never have unexpected emergencies, and they also don’t need to be relocated to more sensitive tasks.
Robots will always be available to do whatever they are required to without any compelling. Robotic automation is more reliable than human labor.
While it may still be a few years before robotics are fully incorporated in factories, there will come a time when they are. Companies that have already witnessed robots’ capabilities have seen how consistent and efficient they can be in propelling significant innovations.