WHITE PAPER: Solving Your Machine Operator Shortage: 8 Plastics Operations to Automate Right Now
Learn how pre-trained cobots are helping plastics manufacturers raise productivity and lower costs.
September 10th, 2022 • 1 min read
Right now, plastics manufacturers are struggling with a unique set of interlocking challenges. Supply chain issues are causing feast-or-famine production levels. Inflation is hammering operating expenses, which makes every order even more critical to fill. And a chronic shortage of machine operators is compromising productivity, making it difficult to adjust to these circumstances.
Automation seems like a sensible way to gain some breathing room and add flexibility to production lines. But plastics manufacturers have been unimpressed with previous offerings, for good reason. Traditional robot deployments often take months to design and install, require huge capital investments, and frequently struggle with integration and programming issues once they finally arrive on site.
The good news is that a new breed of quickly deployable cobots are rewriting the rules, making automation significantly more affordable and faster to deploy. In this overview, we’ll take a look at eight use cases plastics manufacturers can implement today to elevate productivity and reduce costs with cobots.