What is an Industrial Robot?

Industrial robots play an important role in many economic sectors. By definition, these machines function automatically and they can be programmed to perform different tasks. They feature implements that move in at least three directions. Some robots always remain in fixed locations while others can travel outdoors or inside buildings.


People have found a tremendous variety of applications for industrial robots. These automatons assemble products, clean floors, handle hazardous materials and perform welding tasks. They can even harvest crops. The construction, medical, automotive and mining industries regularly make use of robot technology.


There are only about 10 industrial robots for every 1,500 human manufacturing workers throughout the world. However, some nations have significantly higher numbers. They include countries in Western Europe, North America and Eastern Asia. For example, it's not uncommon to find them in Japanese and Canadian factories.


Automatons can perform many tasks more quickly than humans. Unlike people, they work consistently without any rest. This enables various industries to manufacture, process or test far more products in the same period of time. They also have the potential to enhance quality. A well-maintained robot can accurately complete a repetitive task as many times as necessary.

Companies with robots often make more money thanks to greater output and quality. At the same time, they cut costs by automating as much work as possible. Employees avoid exposure to hazardous materials and dangerous implements. This substantially reduces business expenses associated with workers' compensation and medical insurance claims.

To sum it up, industrial robots are sophisticated automatic machines that usually perform repetitive work. They combine traditional manufacturing equipment with advanced computer technology. This enhances productivity and precision in numerous industries. For further information about these labor-saving devices, please browse our website or contact us today.

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