From assembly and pick-and-place to material handling and packaging, the use of robots is on the rise in factory automation. Extremely customizable in even the most complex applications, automation systems are beneficial for a wide variety of reasons. Taking the plunge into automation, however, can be confusing and daunting. With so many factors to consider, you may be wondering, “Where do I start?”
Automation 101: A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Started With Robotics breaks down the process, step-by-step, to guide you on your journey. What you’ll find inside:
- Why automate?
- Know your process
- Identify your requirements
- Automation components
- Manpower – who will build it?
Keep in mind that this is a broad overview, but can serve well as a starting point for those new to automation.