We have selected some industrial automation and robotics challenges in construction, mining, car components manufacturing, steel, paper, etc. These challenges have been solved thanks to the contributions of ennomotive’s community of engineers.
Industrial automation generally is used to reduce manufacturing or product handling costs through robotics engineering. Sometimes, it also helps making processes more agile, eliminating human mistakes, or preventing physical efforts or hazards in the workplace.
According to our experience, companies’ main motivation to launch automation challenges is to increase process productivity. In these automation challenges, you can also observe other goals:
- Eliminate the risks inherently associated with maintenance and construction works, e.g. in underground mining tunnels or, in the utilities sector, the maintenance of high and medium voltage lines.
- Prevent the human handling of heavyweights, e.g. in the paper industry or in the steel manufacturing sector.
- Improve the quality control process and reduce errors in sample data collecting, e.g. in the size and quality control of steel bar manufacturing or in electronic components testing for the automotive sector.
The great advantage behind automation challenges is the fact that the participants submit different solutions to one problem and redesign the original process (re-engineering), eliminating non value-added tasks.
In our article section, you can find a selection of posts published in the ennomotive blog about automation and robotics. These articles have been written by both our team and top engineers from our community; check out ennomotive’s engineering ranking 2019.
You can catch up on the latest automation technologies and their real industrial applications. If you are looking for information about industrial and collaborative robots, robotics engineering projects, drones and their applications, how to combine artificial intelligence to process automation, etc., this is the place to be.