Sheet metal automation automatic laser cutting + bending production 12 major advantages
The advantages of sheet metal automation automatic laser cutting + bending production are as follows:
Reduce operating costs
Depending on the task, the robot can do the work of three to five people. In addition to saving labor costs, automating operations can also result in significant energy savings. Robots simplify processes and improve part accuracy, which means less waste of personnel and materials for your operations.
Improve worker safety
Automated cells free workers from hazardous work. Automation protects your employees from harsh work environments.
Shorten lead time
Automation can keep your processes in-house on the shop floor, improving process control and significantly reducing lead times, compared to outsourcing.
Automation solutions are based on your unique needs and goals and pay for themselves quickly by reducing operating costs, shortening lead times, increasing production, and more.
Automated cells allow you to improve quality while reducing cycle time and cost per piece. This enables you to better compete globally. In addition, the flexibility of the robot enables you to reassemble a production cell to exceed the capabilities of the competition
Robots can work at constant speed, unattended, 24/7. This means you have the potential to produce more. New products can be introduced into the production process faster, and new product programming can be done offline without disrupting existing processes.
Consistent and continuously improving part production and quality
Compared to human workers, automated cells perform manufacturing processes with less variability. This allows for better control and consistency of product quality.
Optimal use of space
Smaller footprint, automation uses less energy by simplifying equipment and processes, reducing waste and using less space. Reducing the size of your workplace can save real money. The robot is designed on a compact base to fit in tight spaces. In addition to being mounted on the floor, the robot can also be mounted on walls, ceilings, rails and trusses. They can perform tasks in tight spaces, saving you valuable floor space.
Consistent production from robots enables the shop floor to reliably predict time and cost. This predictability makes most projects more profitable.
Reduce the need for outsourcing
The large potential capacity of the automation cell is concentrated in one compact system. This allows the factory to produce more parts in-house.
Increase productivity and efficiency
I. 24/7 production, human-machine friendly
II. Longer uptime, historical efficiency figures over 90%
III. Secondary operation capability: measurement, cleaning, deburring, etc.
IV. Real-time factory communication with automation cells and machines
V. Fast conversion of multiple parts, tools and programs
VI. Flexible multi-operation capability
Improve the versatility of the system
I. System flexibility, easy to reconfigure and reposition for new production schedules
II. Robots are flexible and can be easily redeployed in new applications
III. Robots can easily switch between various products without completely rebuilding the production line
IV. Fast switching with automatic gripper and vision function allows different part sizes and shapes to be part of the same run
V. Mixed-flow production methods allow flexible adjustments to accommodate fluctuating demand
VI. Robots can “learn” new processes on the fly
VII. Shorten conversion time