The first automation in manufacturing was recorded in 1771 with the invention of a fully automated spinning mill and its integration into industrial processes has been gathering pace ever since. Today, automation plays a crucial part in many manufacturing operations – and signs are that in 2024, it’s set to become more important than ever.
A pick and place machine is typically used in a manufacturing or industrial environment to pick individual items from one location and place them in another. The automated equipment is accurate and fast and can even place items in a predefined pattern, making processes such as palletising (the stacking of goods onto pallets for transportation or storage) much more efficient.
If you want to up the productivity of your manufacturing operation, you need to keep goods and materials moving efficiently around your facilities. One of the best ways to do this is by installing an automatic handling system and in this blog, we’ll look at what a handling system does and why they are so beneficial.
Automation in manufacturing continues to grow: more than half a million industrial robots were installed last year alone, delivering productivity and efficiency savings to manufacturers worldwide. However, to realise the maximum benefits and ensure the wellbeing of the workforce and the longevity of the machinery, it’s important any equipment is implemented safely.
Investing in automation brings big benefits to manufacturing, so it’s no surprise that more and more businesses are making the decision to introduce robotics such as sack-filling machines into their production lines. In this blog, we look in more detail at the advantages of these automated pieces of equipment and how they can help boost your business.
A staggering 553,052 industrial robots were installed globally in 2022, demonstrating that the demand for robotics and automation shows no sign of abating. According to figures from the latest International Federation of Robotics (IFR) World Robotics Report, the numbers are not only an increase of 5% on the previous year but beat the world record of 500,000 units for the second year in a row.
Production lines are becoming increasingly automated as more manufacturers realise the benefits of investing in automatic and semi-automatic machines. This is especially true of packaging operations, where equipment such as sack-filling machines improve accuracy and efficiency, saving time and money.
When we talk about automation in manufacturing, we usually mean the introduction of robotics or other machinery in order to speed up manual processes. However, this isn’t the only way that automation can be introduced into a manufacturing operation. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is growing in popularity amongst manufacturers as they seek to ensure their back office functions run as smoothly as the rest of their business.
The wellbeing of employees in the workplace is of utmost importance and as the start of October marks Backcare Awareness Week, it's a good time to take a closer look at how automated equipment such as depalletiser machines can help to minimise workplace injuries, especially to the back.
From layer palletisers to cartesian palletisers, in the competitive world of manufacturing an automatic palletiser is a valuable addition to a production line. But what is a palletiser? What does a palletiser do and why is it such a beneficial piece of equipment? In this blog, we take a closer look at the features and benefits of palletisers, delve into the different types and provide an overview of the brands available.