Why Automate?


Confidence

Process Confidence

  • Were all the component parts fitted?
  • Was a critical torque or press force achieved?
  • Was a critical dimension achieved?
  • Was the correct forming force or temperature applied?
The use of automation guarantees the process was properly completed giving you confidence in the quality of the end product. Any failed items can be identified and isolated.

Headcount Reduction

Head Count reduction

Costs are inevitably reduced by removing the manual element of the process. For responsible employers in the majority of the developed world, the cost of labour with related overheads and benefits mean the process is simply too expensive and the product becomes economically unviable.

Use our calculator to work out the typical annual cost of an operator employed in the UK.

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Total Cost per annum £18,573.75

Risk to Operator

Removing risks

Some processes present an unacceptable risk to an operator:
  • Press or forming forces
  • Repetitive strain
  • Excessive temperatures or noise
  • Toxic chemicals
The automation of such processes removes the risk to human life and ensures a safe workforce.

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Process can’t be achieved manually

While a human operator is incredibly dexterous, some processes require more strength, speed and co-ordination than they would be capable of achieving. These processes require some form of automation.