Moving at a faster pace than most industries, the consumer electronics industry is poised to continue growing at an unprecendented rate. With consumers demanding more and more electronic goods, from cellphones to smart TVs to wearable devices, manufacturers are required to move and change as quickly as consumer interests do. This means shorter product lifecycles and a wider range of products to offer. In factories, these unique characteristics result in frequent production line changeovers and process adjustments. Many manufacturers are unable to keep up with these changes without suffering financially. To solve these problems, manufacturers can look towards a number of solutions, such as industrial robots, automated guided vehicles (AGVs), and autonomous mobile robots. But how do they decide? Manufacturers should make balancing flexibility and productivity their number one priority going into the future. To make matters more complex, labor is becoming more and more difficult to find, wages are rising at the highest rate we’ve ever seen, and trade tensions threaten demand.
The only way to combat all of these problems simultaneously is to innovate with proven, next-generation technology, like our vision-first Autonomous Mobile Robots.