How to Shop for a Robot

No matter who you ask about the future of manufacturing, you’ll probably hear that it lies in the field of robotics. The challenges manufacturers face are numerous and varied, but with the help of today’s robots, they can be overcome.

Join us today as we look at Robotiq’s new eBook, How to Shop For a Robot. Keep reading to find out what this eBook has to offer!

How to Shop for a Robot

According to the eBook, there are two things you must do before you even start looking for a robot.

First, you should assign a project manager to oversee the entire robot-integration process. It’s a good idea to choose someone who:

● Is passionate about the project

● Understands the processes that must be followed

● Is generally knowledgeable about how robots work

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● Knows how to get others on the shop floor involved with the project

This person must also be able to communicate with workers throughout the plant.

Since one of the most important parts of their job will be addressing any concerns that workers may have about robots, they must know how to demonstrate the benefits of robots in the workplace. (This is even more important if you want to integrate collaborative robots, because people will be working alongside them.)

Second, you should prepare a communications plan. This will help your project manager outline the plans for integration with the workforce.

When developing your plan, consider how you’ll respond to these potential questions and concerns:

● Why are you putting a robot on the shop floor?

● Does this mean I’ll lose my job?

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