Why do they use robots in the automotive industry?
The automotive industry is a highly competitive space where costs are constantly needing to be monitored and trimmed.
The overriding reason why companies within the automotive industry are so keen on robots, is that it gives them a competitive advantage. And the three key considerations for a vehicle manufacturer are quality, capacity and safety.
By using robots, vehicle manufacturers are able to improve the quality of their products, boost capacity and increase safety.
And increasing quality means that warranty costs, which comes way after the manufacturing process is complete, are significantly reduced. Boosting capacity means that more units will be produced and greater sales can be achieved. And upping capacity can be as simple as taking out bottlenecks. These are common on production lines and can be made worse by lack of labour. A robot, used at the right place, can make a line efficient and human labour can be redeployed.
What’s more, improved quality and greater production efficiency lead to greater safety, not only for the workers in the factory, but for the product users.
There are huge advantages with robots working in a vehicle factory, or a component manufacturer, including that they do not tire, are consistent, reduce error to nil and can even adapt to their surroundings.
Robots, linked to a wide automation infrastructure, are the key to a profitable automotive industry.