Robots advance in the stamping shop
If you are concerned about employee safety, an increasing skills gap, and pressure to meet higher throughput demand, you will find this article informative for all stampers in the auto industry I thought I would share it with you. It discusses how automation can help you with a variety of challenges.
"For stamping manufacturers concerned about employee safety, an increasing skills gap, and pressure to meet higher throughput demand, robots may come to the rescue, according to KUKA Vice President Matt Jurczyszyn; DieBotics President Tim Launiere; FANUC Laser Business Development Manager Mike Sharpe; and ABB Robotics Global Product Manager-Press Automation Toni Roda.
"We have seen struggles to keep pace as well as with the physical demands of heavy parts," said DieBotics’ Launiere. "Employee safety is compromised every time an employee has to touch the material."
FANUC’s Sharpe agreed. "Many stampers are challenged with the ability to meet higher throughput demands and interpress exchange rates with more difficult environmental impacts to worker safety such as larger and more complex stampings that are difficult to handle."