If you’ve been in the manufacturing industry for a number of years or are just getting in it, you’ve likely already seen some robotic automation. It is likely that you currently work at a plant or have worked at a plant that used some kind of robot for a specific task or tasks. It is coming slowly, but it is coming. And, with that, most people fear that their jobs will be at risk. It only makes sense that individuals would be afraid of losing their employment to a robot, given that they are more productive and precise, but this really isn’t the intention of robotic automation. Robotic automation is about helping the company succeed while also improving the lives of the real, human workers, who are still going to be needed to make sure that the day to day operations run smoothly. In fact, robots in the workplace could make like much easier for the employees working with them.
They Make Employees Safer
If you work in the manufacturing industry, you do not need anyone to tell you that it can be a dangerous job at times. You usually end up working with machines that have tons of moving and rolling parts, they get hot, and they are constantly in motion. You combine this with an 8-hour shift and some overtime and you are looking at a recipe for a disaster. Robots could completely change this. When an employer delegates a robot to work on these machines he or she never has to worry about an employee getting hurt. At the very least, the employer will be left holding a repair bill, rather than a medical lawsuit. Employees will be much happier knowing that their working environments will now be safer.
The Potential For More Money
Many employees today fear that they could easily be replaced by an automated robotic dispensing system. However, this is not the case at all. In fact, a lot of these machines are specifically designed to work with the interactions of humans. A human will still be needed to input data and make calculations. In fact, this could bring a whole new aspect to some people’s jobs, which means extra training and potentially more pay. Wouldn’t you be a happier employee knowing that you were going to make a few more dollars an hour for learning a new skill?
Say Goodbye To Overtime
Overtime is where a lot of people make most of their money, but it is something that no one likes. Most people would rather be at home with their families, especially if they aren’t getting time and a half for that overtime work. That aside, overtime is usually forced when workers get behind. Maybe someone had to take a day off or someone got sick. Whatever the situation is, this is something that would never happen with robots. They don’t get sick. They don’t take days off. And, on top of this, they are more productive. Employees will be much happier knowing that they are never going to have to work overtime again.