Industrial Robots operational stock has increased in average around 13% each year (2015- 2020) across the world reaching a new record around 3 million units. Currently, automation is employed to enhance the employees’ productivity as well as removing the need of performing repetitive tasks such as deburring and polishing. In doing so, automation allows workers to focus on assignments with a higher value added, less monotonous, don’t require as much physical effort and, above all, are safer. Since employees can direct their attention to more ambitious undertakings, this helps them feel more valued and boosts workplace morale overall.
The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, supply chain service interruptions and availability on workforce have motivated Héroux-Devtek Spain to carry on with new solutions to continue growing. In some cases, the more hazardous steps of the manufacturing process can be completely automatized in order to remove human risks, thus improving the work environment, while fulfilling productivity goals.