Industrial automation is a key factor for European manufacturers to remain competitive. Intelligent automation of the material flow increases their own productivity and future viability.
Regular line conversions are the order of the day. This requires a high degree of flexibility in production. The high variance of parts requires more material and thus more KLT transports.
But often there is no space on the assembly line to provide material in a confined space. SOTO offers the possibility to reduce stocks on the line and to provide material at different heights and orientations ergonomically at the assembly workstation.
High labor costs
Process optimization and investments in automation continue to be the answers to rising labor costs. This will ensure the company’s profitability in the future.
Demographic change is exacerbating the shortage of skilled workers. Production processes that require a wide range of skills and qualifications are particularly affected.
In shift work, the physical stresses quickly add up. This is an essential factor for employee satisfaction. Material automation parallel to humans offers a remedy here.