The automotive industry is the most significant part of the industrial world; automotive manufacturers have always been the first to endorse technology, and have been historically significant in the global industrialization. The introduction of robotic applications and automation has been received with great enthusiasm in the automotive industry.
Several other industries have followed the footstep of the automotive industries and have seen prosperity; automotive industry has played the part of an ideal or a role model for the other industries. The utilization of robots and automation has led automobile manufacturers to produce high quality products and the value chains have scaled up helping the automobile industry to boom.
Automation of the Old Days
The automotive industry has been utilizing robots for several stand alone tasks for quite some time now. They have made use of robots to perform tasks like painting, welding, etc. but with the advancements in technology and improved automation and robotics, the automotive industry has adopted a more wholesome approach to the automation of their manufacturing process.
A More Integrated Automation
With robots becoming more autonomous, thanks to advanced machine learning, several industries specially the automobile industry have a more involved and dynamic automation system. The newer technology allows an integrated system that incorporates all the processes of the manufacturing processes; this allows an end to end accountability and traceability. This allows a more efficient and streamlined process that yields better quality products.
Programmable and Customizable Automation
The programmable (PLC) machines have allowed a lot of flexibility in the automotive industry, and have allowed the companies to meet the demand of the market to produce varying designs and models. Robots can be programmed to meet the ever-changing requirements of the industries making the use of robots practical and feasible.
Smart Factories and Automation
The next step in automation is integrating other technology with the robotic arms. With robots being linked with computers and the network the control on the factory is more developed. This also allows the robots to communicate with each other allowing a more efficient production line.
More precise sensors incorporated with the robots also improve the work flow. Vision sensors for example can help the robots accurately detect the parts like the windshield and panels allowing fewer chances of errors and less wastage.
Painting was another aspect that had been done by humans but by involving robots this work can be done with more precision and less wastage, protecting humans from the toxic fumes in the process.
The entire process is handled by robots while humans supervise them. In some factories the final assembly is still done by humans.
The Bottom Line
Cincinnati Automation has a huge range of robotic and automation systems that provide solution to the automobile industry. Their experienced and talented team specializes in producing automation solutions and always strives to provide high quality products to the several industries, especially the automotive industry.