As you embark on your dream of owning a business, you will need to plan. People start their businesses for different reasons. Don’t we love to be our own bosses and enjoy the freedom that comes with it? Others, it’s because they have identified a need or a problem and they start a business to solve it. Also, children can run their family business by picking up from their parents.
Whatever reason that made you join business, you will need to plan and do some studying. Identify your line of business, draw a business plan and do market research. Also, think of machinery to buy. There are lots of industrial robots on sale that you can look at. Also, identify the location, your source of funds and source of materials.
However, buying robots require that you have enough startup capital. Usually, some people don’t think of automation at the start. There are lots of bills to pay, therefore its ok to postpone automation for later. However, if you can afford it, then go for it. There are lots of advantages associated with automation. Let’s find them below in this article.
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Do you know that robots are meant to replace people? That means that they can take up all your employees’ tasks. Good thing is they are consistent, faster and don’t waste time unlike people. Therefore, you are assured of consistent production of quality and accurate products. Since their speed can be increased or decreased, that means you are able to produce more.
Automation leads to production of consistent quality products. Therefore, your clients are assured of same quality products. This is unlike people that produce varying products. People are prone to human error which leads to substandard products. Also, some days your employees will feel less motivated or in a bad mood and hence will produce less. If you want to maintain your clients, you should always meet their demand.
Reduce Accidents at Work
Collaborative robots are meant to work alongside people. Therefore, they shouldn’t harm them. They have inbuilt cameras and sensors to see people getting closer. When they sense humans near their working area, they will reduce their speed. Other times, they will come to a halt so they don’t injure an approaching person. Also, they have smooth edges to avoid trapping and cutting people.
Handle Unpleasant Tasks
Coborts are not like people that will refuse certain tasks. If an employee is in a position they don’t love, they will be demoralized and hence less productive. Collaborative robots on the other hand, will take up unpleasant, dirty and boring tasks. It will take on monotonous and repetitive tasks that people don’t love to do. This leaves the interesting and thought-provoking tasks to human employees.
Bridge Labor Gaps
A machine won’t call- in sick or miss work at any day. Rather, it’s people who are liable to many reasons and excuses for not showing up at work. You will get reasons like a sick child or parent or spouse. A cobort, however, will always be at work doing daily work as required. It can even be deployed to do the task of a missing employee. This way, your production continues like no employee missed duty.
When you want an employee to change tasks, you might have to pay for refresher courses and training. A collaborative robot doesn’t need any of that. You have to just deploy it from one station to another, then change instructions. This process won’t cost you any money since they are easy to install. You don’t have to look for professionals to install it and make it function.
If you are a business owner and have not thought of automation, you are missing out. First of all, you are spending more by paying salaries to employees. Yet, if you employ coborts, you will reduce on salaries as they will replace some employees. Also, there will be minimal injuries at work and you will produce consistently quality products. Coborts are flexible and take on dirty jobs that people don’t like.