My afternoon at this year’s Manufacturing Automation and Robotics Summit included a roundtable discussion on Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems, with delegates coming together to identify the key takeaways for them and their businesses.
My morning roundtables at this year's Manufacturing Automation and Robotics Summit included discussions around 'Autonomous Mobile Robotics', 'Cobots versus Standard Robots', and 'End of Line Automation'.
A recent global study – After The Fall: Cost, Causes and Consequences of Unplanned Downtime* – showed the majority of companies have experienced at least one unplanned downtime outage over the past three years, costing an average $260,000 an hour across all businesses.
Automation is expensive. But what if a low cost solution, that is quick to construct and implement into the production line could be utilised? This would enable many small businesses to take the next Industry 4.0 step.