Robotic Engineer User Guide: 5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Robot System
It can be a really exciting time when you receive delivery of your new automation system. Like when you’re collecting a new car, picking up the keys and being talked through all aspects of the sat-nav, heated seats and driving modes, you might not be fully invested.
Rather than hearing how good everything is, you want to be out on the road, clocking up the miles.
The handover of your automation system is the same. It might seem like a roadblock in getting your business working more efficiently, but it’s arguably one of the most important parts. You need to listen to all the tips and tricks that robotic engineers tell you so that you can get the most out of your investment.
However, if you’re as enamoured with your robotic system as you are with your brand new car, this blog will help point you in the right direction. Here are the tips to help you make the most of your new robot.
1: Automation Training Should Be Non-Negotiable
A lot is said about training and making sure you know how to correctly operate your robot and robotic system, but it shouldn’t be overlooked.
Like trying to pass your driving test without having had a lesson, you shouldn’t really attempt to control your robot without adequate training.
The basics such as programming and returning your robot to home is one thing, but training is also fundamental to your automation system so you can manage any failures and rectify potential issues.
Training is essential on every automation system, regardless of size.
2: Regular Servicing On Your Automation System Is Essential
In order to keep your automation system ticking and to maintain the efficiency it’s bringing to your business, regular servicing should be non-negotiable.
Offered with all automation systems, a service contract or regular robotic servicing agreement means that you’ll have peace of mind that everything is operating as it should be, reducing the risk of unwanted stoppages.
3: Understand The Importance of All Automation Components
Don’t overlook the importance of the smallest components in your automation system.
Of course, your robot is doing all of the hard work and maintaining that is essential, but equally so is checking things as small as batteries in sensors, the amount of gas in your canisters and the levels of your consumables.
Keeping on top of all of these helps you maintain your business's efficiency.
4: Automation Experts Are There To Help
When you’re handed the metaphorical keys of your automation system, you want to know that you’ve still got the support you might require. The worst thing would be handing over a machine and never speaking to the manufacturers ever again.
Building strong relationships with your automation experts is essential and means that you can make the most of those informal phone calls or out-of-the-blue drop-ins.
5: Be A Part of Industry 4.0: Look Ahead To New Technologies
The industry is constantly evolving. You might have heard of the term industry 4.0 and be aimlessly trying to reach its levels.
Despite its somewhat ambiguity, keeping on top of the latest trends is essential.
Regularly reading blogs or news stories from robot manufacturers and thought leaders is essential. Not only does it keep your finger on the pulse, but it can also get your business a step ahead of your competitors.
Making The Most Of Your Robot System
Stick to those 5 points above and you won’t go far wrong.
As we’ve discussed countless times previously, receiving your robotic system is only the starting point as there are so many other factors that you need to embrace to really make sure you’re getting bang for your buck.
Luckily, you don’t have to look too far away. Your automation providers should be able to give you all the tools to help you make the most. From training and regular servicing to on-hand expertise and a finger on the pulse of the latest technologies, with this guidance, your automation service can help your business grow.
If you’d like to know more, you can speak to our expert team today.