Blog & News
Check out the latest from MWES
Knowing when to automate processes can be a tricky prospect. When looking at replacing a highly skilled, yet difficult to fill human operation like production welding with robotic systems, the question can become even more murky.
Knowing exactly how tight tolerances need to be can go a long way in reducing production system costs. Over-specifying tolerances will move integrators from more cost-effective machines to expensive, highly-specialized equipment.
Putting together an RFQ or even earnestly exploring automation, is a job unto itself. It can be difficult to know what an automation integrator may need to start the process. Providing the right information helps develop a quote package.
Moving toward automating production facilities that have a few or more lines can be an overwhelming prospect. Each line may need upgrades. Judging which should receive more of the budget is a task that may not have a clear cut solution.
Next level production performance and control with our automated storage and retrieval buffer system built expressly for existing manufacturing facilities.
An example of proof of concept testing for a previous project. In this video, we’re testing the capabilities of industrial robots to cut a section of heavy pipe. The pipe was a stand-in for the large steel parts the eventual automation system.
Looking into automation for a particular production process? Determining if automation is the correct way to go may be a rather murky prospect, especially if there’s no off-the-shelf system to do it. There’s a way to prove out whether automating that process would have the ROI that the firm needs without having to build the entire system.
Keeping production on track with the right components in high variability, low volume assembly and manufacturing can be a headache that tends to affect throughput. When product variations are small in nature but important to functionality, these issues can not only affect production efficiency, it can also make trouble in keeping quality on track.
When you oversee an entire manufacturing system, there’s a forest of opportunities to automate. How do you pick the first process to tackle first?
Whether the human-centric production process revolves around high dexterity operations or large scale, heavy industrial applications, greater efficiency can be found by adopting systems used primarily in automation-first systems. Many times, production volume increases can be had without resulting in replacing workers with automated processes and can even be installed without large disruptions to current production.