The manufacturing world is changing. And so are its technology requirements. An industry that once looked to automation to drive volume production is now seeking to gain an edge in flexibility, as labor rates rise and availability falls, while consumer demands constantly change. When it comes to manufacturing trends, you might even say that Flexible is the new Fast.
Up to 90% of manufacturing tasks still can’t be practically automated. But that number is falling steadily. Smart, collaborative robots that adapt to real-world variability, excel in semi-structured environments and change applications quickly have arrived. And they are becoming the solution of choice for companies looking to boost flexibility, efficiency and quality in their operations.