Incorporating robotics for machine tending goes beyond allowing your employees to focus on more profitable endeavors. At DEVELOP LLC, our experienced team creates custom machine tending robots when a standard, off-the-shelf option won’t sufficiently meet your needs. Read on to learn about machine tending, the pain points robotic systems address, and how we support greater machine uptime in your operation.
While automation is becoming more widespread, human workers still tend machines in many operations. Tending involves inserting raw materials into machinery or emptying equipment of completed components. Changing parts can take mere seconds, or it can take hours. Unless you have round-the-clock laborers, you can’t take advantage of machines that might otherwise run overnight, leaving them to sit idle until an operator is available. Human workers are also less precise in loading tasks than robots, potentially causing unexpected downtime.
This all adds up to losses in time and labor expenditures for work you could have had robots complete instead. Machine tending systems maximize uptime, allowing for lights-out operation and potential utilization increases of 200% or more. Given current labor shortages for skilled workers, robotic solutions can fill the human workforce gap, all while increasing efficiency and precision and lowering costs in your operation.
Machine tending robots provide:
Our versatile robots tend to various machines, including:
DEVELOP LLC will help you choose the right robot the first time. We begin by working with you to determine your needs and the scope of your project, after which we’ll design the unique tooling and machinery that your operation requires. We’ll engineer the machine tending robot, testing it in-house to verify the functionality before we ship it to you. Finally, our team will install the robot into your existing systems for seamless integration. When timing is of great concern, you might consider a robotics-integrated application kit for faster, streamlined deployment.
Machine tending robots are an efficient and productive solution for various tasks that humans normally handle. They can extend production hours, reduce safety risks, and carry out processes faster and more precisely than humans.
DEVELOP LLC is a leader in robotic and automation integration solutions, providing design, engineering, and precision manufacturing services for cost-effective, high-quality equipment. Our team of engineers, manufacturing experts, and project managers is backed by nearly a decade of experience, allowing us to offer 360° coverage of your transition from machine ideation to final integration, backed by a proprietary, single-source DEVELOP LLC guarantee. Contact us today to learn more.