If you have considered automated production for your business, you are not alone. According to the International Federation of Robots, the sale of robots increased 15% in 2015, the highest level of increase in one year. This number continues to rise. Businesses that have automated their processes cut costs, save time, and increase product consistency. Machines do the repetitive tasks, while eliminating the chances of human errors.
Automation is a proven way for companies to speed up production and produce higher quality products. If you’re considering adopting automation for your company, here are
3 Questions to Ask as You Consider if Automated Production is Right for You
How will automation help?
Do your employees spend a lot of time doing repetitive tasks? With automation, these repetitive and manual tasks can be done by machines which frees up your employees for other tasks. How much more productive and valuable could your skilled workers be for you if they were able to focus on other important tasks throughout the company?
What systems are needed now and later?
Automation that is wisely implemented can increase capacity, so you need to understand what capabilities will help and what your goals are based on automated production. Do you want a fully automated assembly system or a semi-automated assembly system? Can semi-automated become fully automated in the future? Look at the repetitive actions and tasks that employees handle and see if automating adds efficiency and reduces injuries. Consulting with a reputable company that specializes in factory automation, like Koops, can help you understand your needs.
Will the benefits outweigh the costs?
You can’t expect to make a major business decision without first considering whether you will get enough of a return on your investment. Automation is not free, but it can be helpful to view it as an investment into your business rather than an additional expense. The increased productivity, maximized efficiency levels and streamlined operations that automation will provide can positively impact your bottom line. Our experts can help you determine what your return-on-investment could be as we design your solution.
Koops Will Help Answer your Automated Production Questions
Is your organization ready for automation? Koops can help you answer that question. From an on-site analysis of your current production processes to the full integration of technology, people, and processes, we will listen to your concerns, evaluate your requirements, and engineer a custom solution to meet your needs and goals. Koops strives to be a partner that is a key component in the solution process.
Contact us today for a free consultation on the impact that automated production could have for your business.