When thinking about introducing a collaborative robot or upgrading an existing robot, the facility owner may not ignore the role of collaborative robot expertise. Even before you read the two eBooks in question, you will be encouraged to learn more about lean robotics: a methodology for simplifying robotic cell deployments. It has answers to all queries regarding deployments in a factory.
Having in-house robotics expertise helps with integration, deployment and show much more.
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The two eBooks we are covering today bear the following titles:
- What Robotics Expertise Do You Need?
- Why You Need In-House Collaborative Robot Expertise
The first one is under module three while the second is under module one.
Both eBooks seek to help the reader understand the Integrate phase of a robotic cell deployment. The reader will find an infographic representation of this phase in both eBooks.
The first eBook, “What Robotics Expertise Do You Need?” has four focus areas:
- Business needs to be fulfilled
- Level of robotics capability
- Available resources
- Clarifying the big picture
The eBook gives a guideline on how to identify business needs using a table. Of most importance is to pick all robotics-related needs.
Since every company needs to assess its robotic capability at the beginning, the first eBook has given this area some focus too. One of the steps in this assessment is to identify the missing robotic capability.
It goes on to analyze resources, categorizing them as follows:
- Technology resources
- Personnel resources
- Budget resources
- Time resources
- Social resources
In the tables accompanying the description of each category, the reader should find it easy to implement the steps. Some important insight in the eBook is that the technology resources category is the easiest to identify.
Another one is that time resources are more important than budget resources. Have you ever heard about the 30-to-1 rule? You will learn about it in the closing stages of this read, which also discusses goal clarification.