How Collaborative Robots Solve Labor Shortages

Continuing Your Business Is Our Business

During times of economic downturn, you may face labor shortage problems. These problems can make you feel out of control and terrified for the future of your business. JHFOSTER saw our customers experiencing these problems and knew that something had to be done. With the introduction of labor shortages, JHFOSTER contracted the idea of infusing collaborative robots into our customer’s applications.

Collaborative robots, like the Techman Robot, are able to fill the holes in your workforce to keep production continuing. For example, the Techman Robot is able to complete the following production jobs:

  • Pick and Place
  • Packaging and Palletizing
  • Testing
  • Assembly
  • Machine Tending
  • Surface Finishing
  • Inspection
  • Injection Molding
  • Polishing
  • Screw Driving
  • Lab Analysis and Testing
  • Gluing, Dispensing, and Welding

Techman Robots & Safety

There are, of course, even more ways that collaborative robots solve labor shortages. The Techman Robot is able to work alongside human coworkers safely to assist in production projects. In fact, Techman Robots are in the field of ISO Certified Collaborative Robots. This means that the Techman Robot can perform jobs that are currently risky for their human counterparts. To ensure the most safety for human co-workers, Techman Robots include many safety features. These features include:

  • Power and Force Limiting
  • Hand Guiding
  • Stopped State Monitoring/Safety Zones
  • Variable Speeds

Collaborative robots are unique in that they are able to stop on a dime. Once a collaborative robot collides with an object or person, the robot stops immediately to prevent any further injury. This ensures your employees’ safety when working with or near the robot.

What Features Help Collaborative Robots Solve Labor Shortages?

It’s no secret that collaborative robots don’t have all of the same senses as human workers. We have sight and the ability to understand what pressure may be needed for a specific task. That’s why Techman Robots are equipped with specific features that act as the human senses.

Techman Robots feature built-in vision systems that allow them to recognize the products that they are working with. This capability aids very well in all functions, but especially well in pick-and-place opportunities. Unlike other collaborative robots in the field, Techman Robots come with a built-in vision system meaning you don’t have to buy this accessory separate and install it later. This added with the benefit of force limiting ensures that the robot has the capability to carry out functions as easily and accurately as a human worker.

Techman Robots are also Windows Compatible. There is no need to buy a teaching pendant or new technology to program your new robot. All you need is access to a computer or laptop that can run Windows, and you will have a robot programmed in less than a day!

Maintain Business Productivity through the Upturns and Downturns

Techman Robot will prevent your company from slumping in production during a bump in labor shortage. Collaborative robots are an ideal co-worker, and they can work at peak efficiency. To learn just how cost-effective this solution could be, calculate your ROI.

Benefits of Hiring a Robot

The benefits of hiring a robot are many. Hiring a robot may qualify you for a tax deduction. In addition, by hiring a robot, you experience increased efficiency. You may never worry again about the labor shortage caused by economic changes again!

Please contact a JHFOSTER robotic specialist for more information!