The use of collaborative robots (CoBot) in the manufacturing space is on the rise. We are excited to address this evolvement from a technical and ethical point of view. Implementation of automation is critical for manufacturers as they face current and future business and workforce challenges.
Our guest, Mark Howe of The Knotts Company, will discuss and provide a live demonstration on how factory automation and robotic technology is improving efficiency, increasing production, and decreasing operating costs. Manufacturing companies are considering CoBot implementation to grow operations, address business limitations and expand possibilities.
The discussion will also focus on the importance of moving the manufacturing mindset away from “eliminating jobs” towards smarter manufacturing. This will translate into a shift in job requirements that help reduce the high-skilled labor gap. It will also provide higher profitability and greater production rates thereby increasing the opportunity for the manufacturer to expand into more competitive markets and increase their workforce footprint.
Mr. Howe will also highlight some alternatives that manufacturers are currently using to offset the rising labor costs with technology, such as industrial automation products. He will touch on how robotics is being implemented in places such as the CNC shop floor, assembly lines, end-of-line packaging, shipping/logistics departments, and in dozens of other manual labor applications.
Please join us as we explore the positive impact of robotics and automation on manufacturing and its workforce.