With the pandemic ongoing, and independence from Europe achieved, manufacturing has entered a new phase. How will the current situation impact production?
Automated guided vehicles (AGVs) travel factory floors, warehouses or distribution centres on a marked path to carry out the work of forklifts and conveyors, automating processes traditionally carried out by humans. What’s the human impact when a business decides to buy one of these robots, and how has the pandemic influenced investment in a machine workforce?
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The latest sack palletiser from Europack boasts incredibly high speeds, with a rate of 1200 sack per hour.
The annual cost of workplace injuries in the UK was equivalent to £5.2 billion last year*. In total, 581,000 workers sustained non-fatal injuries, and 20% of these were as a result of handling, lifting, or carrying. As an industry sector, manufacturing witnesses a statistically higher than average workplace injury rate than many others.