Robotic system benefits :
- Sorting / palletizing consistent quality assurance
- Improving Performance
- Production cost reduction (decreasing the number of employees)
- increasing competitiveness
- Automation of physically hard, hazardous and monotonous jobs
- The system can be easily adapted to future changes in products or production processes
An excerpt from the publication in magazine “Innovation”, 2015 September
THE NUMBER OF ROBOTS IN LITHUANIA WILL BE EVER INCREASING
According to Vytautas Kazlauskas, Head of the Robotex company, specialising in the automation of production process with the help of robotics, the demand for robots in Lithuania is further expected to increase in the future.
‘During the recent 6-8 years, large companies in Lithuania have actively introduced robotic technology into production processes; this trend is believed to persist. The more shifts introduced in the company, the faster the payoff. Wages keep rising, whereas the prices for robot production are staying at almost the same level. Therefore, the number of robots in the Lithuanian companies should undoubtedly be increasing,’ believes Kazlauskas.
The Company has installed industrial robots in such companies as SuslavičiusFelix, NordicSugar, Klaipėdos Mediena, Klaipėdos Baldai, Šilalės Mediena, to name a few.
‘Business companies have understood that they can save costs by using an industrial robot. They can also offer their customers cheaper and higher quality products. The use of robotics is particularly beneficial to the companies which are faced with a shortage of unskilled labour and a changing process quality during every shift,’ maintains Kazlauskas.
Concerns are sometimes voiced in public space that jobs are lost due to the development of robotics. According to Kazlauskas, this challenge is being discussed in the global community of robot designers.
‘Companies, switching to automated production, reallocate their existing staff to cover additional shifts, expand the volume of production. It is only natural that such changes result in a need for more qualified staff in charge of the management, maintenance and servicing of facilities.’ Kazlauskas firmly believes that ‘loss of an unskilled and physically hard workplace only leads to creating another job, with a greater added value. Therefore, such a situation in the long run should be beneficial both to employees and employers.’