Manufacturers remain reluctant to implement robotic in their production process but a majority of those surveyed found robotics in manufacturing will improve productivity and safety. However, one of the big challenges is the shortage of skilled workers in manufacturing.
Other missing factors are the lack of leadership or management skills and automation knowledge. In spite of challenges, still confident in manufacturing to fill the gap with their own workforce based on on-the-job experience.
2018 Salary Survey: Skilled worker shortage, challenges
It is true that industrial robots are helping manufacturers because project manager supervises fewer employees, but it will not solve all management skill problems. In fact, there is a lack of robotic automation skills for a successful automation project.
According to the 2018 Plant Engineering Salary Survey, finding more workers is the singular issue facing the industry. Finding leaders from among the current workforce is a less visible issue, but it will become a greater concern as the older workers move closer to retirement.
Get peace of mind with Robot Automation
All plants have some form of robotics in their facilities, robots offer peace of mind because they produce high-quality work. Therefore, improving productivity.
They can also be predictable allowing employees to focus on other tasks. In fact, training and keeping the operators are more expensive than maintenance and the programming of the robots.
One more factor to consider is that they can be reprogrammed to perform other applications and refurbished to extend their useful life by providing proper maintenance.
In the following chart, we can see the main benefits of robotics in manufacturing. In this survey productivity is the highest robotic value for manufacturing.
Robot Integrator companies provide training to the operators and we are helping employees to start in automation.
Phoenix offers a complete package of robot automation systems for any robot applications from a single robot cell design to an assembly production line including control panel, electrical panel wiring, electrical panel design.