Three key focus of my blog are Financial Literacy/Money, Business/Entrepreneurship and Technology. A term not commonly know right is that of “Cobots”. Cobots can make normally arduous and mundane tasks more efficient and profitable. The following guest post is entitled, Machines That Fast-track Production.
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Human beings are made of flesh and blood. We need different kinds of food and drinks as fuel sources, and our inner workings are complex. The balance to achieve optimal health through exercise and diet can be challenging for some, but we can still be productive. Many jobs require a human’s physical strength and mobility, and some require analytical thinking. But we also have our limits.
There are heavy objects that even the strength of several men would not be able to lift. Market demand can reach a high fever pitch that even the fastest workers would not be able to keep up with. This is where collaborative robots, or cobots, come in. But what are cobots used for?
As their name suggests, they are robots that can provide help to improve processes. For example, imagine that you work in a toy factory. You can have people assemble the larger parts of a high-tech toy car, like the frame and outer body. But when it comes to tasks that require precision, they can turn over to a robotic arm to plug in the little microchips to the circuit boards.
Cobots may be an advanced way to hasten an assembly line, but there are mechanisms that serve a similar purpose. These are machines that help eliminate slow manual labor to improve on it, so much that it hastens output productivity.
If you have ever worked in a bakery, you will remember seeing people carrying sacks of flour and then pouring them onto a giant mixer together with the other wet and dry ingredients. Initially, little force is needed to mix them. Then the chemistry kicks in, and you will see that the mixture has thickened up due to the stronger bonding of the ingredients. You will then notice that it is slowly shaping up to become a dough. Making this with human hands and arms would be exhausting, and a mixing machine would take that whole load off of them.
Those who have dabbled in carpentry could relate to their hardships when they started to learn how to saw. If you are imagining that you can make a clean cut the first time you do it, you will be disappointed. The amount of strength that you have to exert is higher than expected, and it is tricky to position the saw in a straight line.
But once you get a groove going, it gets easier. A quicker way to cut wood is with the use of a circular saw. It can either be handheld or mounted onto a table. The latter lets you be more precise with your cuts, as it lets you use guiding brackets and rails to move the piece of wood towards it.
Much like its relative, the saw, using a hammer requires a bit of strength and dexterity. Lining up a nail and driving it straight down is no easy feat, and you always run the risk of hitting your fingers along the way. A nail gun eliminates a lot of these problems. In lieu of arm strength, air pressure pushes the nail deep into its target surface. Plus, you would not be bothering your neighbors anymore with your incessant pounding.
It is funny to think about how the times before these were invented. You can trust these machines to help you build what you need in the quickest times possible. Fast-tracking production is now a piece of cake.