For some people there are advantages and disadvantages in using robots in a factory assembly line. Most factory workers feared that they will lose their jobs to factory automation. Robots are created to perform functional tasks that ordinary skilled workers can do but in a more efficient and faster manner. With the take over of these machines, most manufacturing companies are able to produce huge volumes of their products. They are able to meet their client’s deadlines and requirements.
Although it can cut down the company’s labor costs and the need for manpower, there are still some advantages in the use of automation in the production system. Human skill is still needed to maintain and operate these robots to its full efficiency. Using robots during the production process where there is a great exposure to chemicals or the use of dangerous tools protects the frailty of the human worker from harmful risks such as these.
The value of manpower cannot totally be eradicated by robots in the automation of a company. There is the finishing touches a product needs that only human hands can perform. By using both human resources and robotics, a company can fully maximize its profit potentials.