Automated Production

Any industry that produces material goods should consider including this resource, regardless of whether it is a small business or a large company. Why? We will tell you throughout the post.

How do automated production lines work?

The operation of automated production lines has changed a lot from its origins until now. However, the essence remains intact. The long chains of rubber belts running on rollers, with dozens of employees working like automatons on both sides, have all but disappeared. The belts have been replaced by independent rollers and those used by robots that shape, assemble, join, account, organize and package the products.

The production lines are controlled by technicians who monitor the machines. They are in charge of monitoring, regulating times or making small adjustments so that production does not stop. They also carry out quality controls to ensure that the standard set by the company is met.

Although each company creates a chain adjusted to its product, all seek similar objectives. The purpose of all of them is to cover the demand with maximum reliability and a minimum investment , making use of machines that supply:

  • Variable production. The settings allow you to expand or reduce the volume of production according to the needs of each moment. They can work without stopping for long periods.
  • Precision. Human error does not exist and the products always end their journey as indicated. This increases quality and reduces losses.
  • Hygiene. Depending on the sector, automated production lines limit contact with polluting elements. It is very important for pharmaceutical, hygiene or food companies.
  • Classification. Another essential element in a production line is a tool capable of classifying each item as required. They can detect weights, colors, shapes or sizes and redistribute each object.
  • Accounting. Accounting is essential to control production levels. There are systems designed to keep track of parts of all sizes, even the smallest.

 

 

Other functions of the production line

For companies with a high volume of production, more elements can be added to the chain. In this way they take industrial automation to the last step. These are some of the systems that can be included at the end of the line.

  • Industrial packaging. Automatic packaging elements are added at the end of the chain so that the product completes the perfectly packaged journey.
  • Palletizing robot. Depending on the weight and volume of the product, it may be necessary to include a palletizing system. The most complete are joined to a storage system that ends up stacking or loading the merchandise without human interaction.
  • Automated quality control. There is the possibility of adding machines that analyze the product to detect deficiencies in quality. Such a control allows customers to receive an additional guarantee.

What are the advantages of automated production lines?

The advantages of automated production lines are many. The improvements in productivity, the reduction of the risk of accidents, the reduction of costs or the possibility of organizing work are just some of them. We detail more below.

Productivity

The productivity offered by automated processes is much higher than that achieved by conventional means. In high demand, machines can produce non-stop for long periods of time.

Quality

The quality of the products will not be altered if the programming of the systems is correct. Very high values ​​of excellence can be achieved when the machines are in charge of handling, organization and packaging.

Security

Occupational accidents are rare in those companies that have invested in automating processesWhen the maintenance is adequate, everything works without putting the physical integrity of the employees at risk.

Costs

Losses due to incorrect handling of the product are minimal in the production lines. If the appropriate adjustments are made, unnecessary material waste due to improper handling will be minimal.

Reduction of physical load

The physical burden on employees is less thanks to automation. Physical efforts are reduced, the work environment improves and performance increases without the need to request overtime.

Organization

Being able to plan production and give customers precise periods is one of the possibilities of having a production chain. Everything can be calculated and organized, allowing adaptation to production increases or special runs.

Bottleneck

Bottlenecks occur when more material arrives at the end of the chain than can be packed. The possibility of adjusting the work rate and including an automated packaging system at the end of the line avoids this problem.

How is the packaging process in automated production lines?

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The packaging process of a company is essential to keep pace with the production chain. If it’s automated, your workflow will be maintained. It will not be reduced or there will be problems due to accumulation of products on the tour.

The arrival of the articles at the end of the line makes it necessary to apply packaging solutions . The automated machinery with which some packaging systems have favors the constant rhythm of work. It is possible to adapt the speed according to the demand and avoid bottlenecks.

 

Solutions offered by DEAL

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At Industrad Group we offer you solutions for automated production lines. Among other machines, we have shrink wrappers , strapping machines or wrappers with which to finish the process and guarantee the arrival to the end customer in perfect condition. In addition, we can adapt them to your brand, your promotions or your marketing campaigns. Would you like to know more about our products? Do not hesitate to ask us using any of the methods that you will find in the contact section.

By Adam

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