Types of Automatic Assembly Systems
Adding automated assembly to a business or factory makes work more efficient and effective. It lowers construction costs, improves quality, reduces wastes, and makes the work place safer. Of course, the initial construction, shipping, and instillation cost is high, but those initial costs pay for themselves sooner than later. If cost is a big problem, it is important to know that there are different types of machines and systems. Each system has a different end cost, and so you can still get a machine that works for your business and your budget.
Two of the major system types to consider are semi-automatic and fully automatic. A semi-automatic system is built on a spectrum, meaning that some machines require more and less manual help from workers. A system that require little help, like manual loading and unloading, will cost more than a system that require workers to perform spot checks and do manual labor. Speaking with a professional automated assembly company is the best way to build a custom semi-automatic system.
A fully automatic system does what its name implies. From beginning to end, the system handles all aspects of assembly. The cost for these machines are higher than semi-automatic, but the reasons are understandable.
Try to not make any decisions about automatic assembly systems without speaking to professionals.