A robotic arm is a programmable mechanical device that imitates the same functions of a human hand. It may be a part of a robot or maybe the complete robot platform itself.
A robotic arm comprises of rotating joints that give the robotic arm a wide range of motion which include rotation motion and linear displacement.
A robotic arm has an end factor which refers to a feature that resembles a human hand that is used to pick, drop, and move items from one point to another. The end factor in this case imitates the grabbing motion or action of a human hand.
They can be fitted with several different end factors for functions like welding among others.
A robotic arm has many benefits which include the following:
Contrary to popular opinion, a robotic arm creates more jobs than the ones they take away.
By introducing a robotic arm to your workplace, you create a job for the person who has to oversee the robotic arm working. A robotic arm still needs human input to function as well.
The more people need the services of a robotic arm, the higher the demand for a production increase which translates to more jobs for human beings who assemble and program the robotic arm.
By encouraging your workers to embrace and work together in tandem with robots, you are helping them acquire and develop new technical and engineering skills and knowledge which they otherwise did not have.
A robotic arm can be assigned to do the work that most human beings find tedious and leave them burned out.
This leaves your employees with ample time and opportunity to participate in a project or your employee wellness program. They can focus on doing tasks that they enjoy and can be productive in. This leads to high work morale and overall happiness of employees.
Assigning a robotic arm the work a human was doing can lead to increased productivity.
A robotic arm can carry out the bulky and tiresome work and leave human beings with enough time to focus on innovative projects or ample time for them to respond to emails, talk with clients, and much more.
This is an advantage for any company because the robotic arm is working on the production side of things and your human employees are working on the interactive side of your company. This leads to high-quality products and satisfied clients.
A robotic arm can produce products of the same quality over and over maintaining a product’s perfection.
A robotic arm suffers from no human errors. They work continuously and consistently according to their programming. Because of this consistency, all goods produced are of the same quality. So in some sense, a robotic arm doubles as an employee and a quality control system.
A robotic arm does not get affected by human factors such as fatigue, stress, or stress which limits a human employee’s capacity to work and speed of work.
A robotic arm is a perfect employee that needs no vacation, or off days. They can work continuously day and night without stopping leading to a faster production time.
They substitute humans from having to meet impossible deadlines, working at impossible speeds, and trying to achieve a constant product quality that is not possible for a human.
A robotic arm can do dangerous and hazardous work instead of a human being.
This is advantageous to any business since you are most likely to service a repair bill rather than a medical bill or a lawsuit.
Any employee who works a dangerous job is more likely to be happy for the introduction of a robotic arm to bear all the risk rather than him seeing it as a competitor.
From the above, it is very clear that a robotic arm is more than beneficial to a business.
A robotic arm will save you and your company the burdens of having to ensure the safety of your employees in dangerous environments and it takes away the possibility of an accident and the risk of facing a lawsuit.