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A robotic arm is a programmable mechanical arm that works in a similar manner as a human arm. In recent years, robotic arms have become commonplace in many different industries, and for good reason.

Advantages of Robotic Arms

  • Quality and consistency-robotic arms are able to provide better production quality with consistent results. They perform the tasks assigned to them the same way every time.
  • Greater safety-robots can perform repetitive or dangerous tasks, especially in manufacturing. They don’t get tired or forget steps in the processes they perform, so the safety risks to human workers are reduced.
  • Increased productivity-robots can work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and they don’t take breaks or lunches. This results in maximum output with speed and efficiency.
  • Lower labor costs-while robots can’t replace human workers entirely, they can perform repetitive tasks to reduce the overall workforce and allow existing workers to focus on other areas of the business.

Final Words

Robotic arms have changed manufacturing processes in many different industries, producing higher quality products faster and more efficiently.  While many robots are limited to simple repetitive or dangerous tasks, their role is constantly expanding. As technology in artificial intelligence continues to make advances, robotics may eventually be able to use judgment and experience to improve processes. Whether or not that happens, robotic arms are here to stay.

Robotic Automation Systems has been a leader and innovator in integrating automation and robotics for the plastics industry since 1993. Robotic Automation Systems solutions are custom engineered, built, and fully integrated into your application and process – from complete turnkey automation systems to specific robotic automation application needs and tooling. We proudly represent a broad range of high-quality automation robots from several top-of-the-line manufacturers.

If you would like to see how we can help you with your automation or robotic needs, visit our website, or contact us at 800-997-0989 or 608-602-5144.

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