How can you tell if your robotic cell has problems? These 22 warning signs will help you get your cell running at full capacity in no time.

Sparks fly, people shout, and warning lights flash. Plumes of black smoke spew from the machine, while workers rush to the nearest fire extinguisher. A deafening alarm blares throughout the workshop as the company lawyer calmly dials the number of the insurance company.

Sometimes it’s obvious when a machine breaks down. Other times it isn’t.

In fact, most of the time our machines don’t break down completely. If they did, that would suggest a severe lack of proper maintenance. Instead, they just slowly stop working as effectively as they could.

The same is true with robots. Most of the time, it’s not immediately obvious when a robotic cell has problems.