Automation of the Wheel Manufacturing Process Using Robotics

Apr 07, 2015

Robotics used in manufacturing of carbon fiber composite wheels ensures accurate results. They also support lean manufacturing systems, thus reducing the overall cost of the product. Integration of robotics has helped companies reduce labor and increase efficiency across the entire production process. This has led to manufacturing of high performing carbon fiber wheels used in wheelchairs, cycles, and other applications at reduced prices. This in turn has allowed wheel manufacturers utilizing robotics to pass on the cost advantage to their client base.

Advantages of Using Industrial Manufacturing Robots

The following benefits can be obtained from integrating robotics in the carbon fiber wheel manufacturing process:

Productivity :

Since robots can work round the clock, and their level of precision is very high, their productivity greatly surpasses that of humans. Robots also help speed up the entire process, directly contributing to the increase in productivity. These machines offer high levels of repeatability and accuracy helping streamline the entire production process. Smarter machines can also be designed to handle crisis in an efficient manner.

Costs :

The following are the cost benefits that a company can expect on purchasing an industrial manufacturing robot:

  1. The costs associated with robots are restricted to purchase and regular maintenance. This helps a company get higher and faster ROIs (Return on Investment). With increased productivity, the cost is recovered faster as well.
  2. The reliability offered by a robot is much higher than that provided by a person. This helps the company make long-term concrete plans.
  3. The implementation of various manufacturing processes is much more accurate with a robot than a human is. This helps reduce error and the cost as well.

Robotics & Employment

Robotics helps provide an alternative in jobs that are possibly dangerous to humans. Although the use of robotics might reduce need for labor, it helps in providing a safer working environment. It also helps get rid of systems that prove to be tedious, repetitive, or harmful to health. However, robotics has created a need for a specialized workforce that has the prerequisite knowledge of robotics and can work efficiently with these machines. The jobs taken up by the robots are fewer compared to the new opportunities for labor needed to work with the robots.

Thus, industrial manufacturing products reduce risk of product damage, and complete obliterate error. This helps speed up the manufacturing process making it more productive and profitable. Reduced human control also ensures fewer errors. Robotics has helped companies manufacture flawless products that are readily adopted by end users. Utilization of robotics and exotic materials like carbon fiber, the wheel produced is exceptional. If you’re worrying about the cost, don’t. The wheel manufactured is actually cost-effective in terms of its durability and performance.

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