How to Increase Productivity in Your Factory with Automation

In a fast and ever developing world, factories need to be able to keep up with increasing demand and higher competition levels, whilst ensuring they improve their productivity levels in order to thrive. This is where automation can help you achieve that as it can be used to boost productivity across factories.

At Granta, we have years of experience implementing all types of automation solutions across UK factories. From completely bespoke robotic automation to production monitoring and basic control panels and we know what works and what doesn’t. Read on to discover how you can use the power of automation to increase productivity in your factory.

Robotic Automation

Robotic automation is a perfect place to start when looking at increasing your factory’s productivity. Implementing robotic automation can help you keep production costs down, while the product quality and the production speed improve, leading to better productivity and higher profits.

Depending on the industry you’re working on, certain types of robots will be more suitable than others to help you achieve your growth goals. For example, clean room robots are a great choice for medical and pharmaceutical manufacturers, while a vast range of industrial robots are better suited for the automotive and food industries. At Granta, we can guide you towards the best robotic automation solution for your factory, and tailor it according to your specific needs.

Production Monitoring and Datalogging Systems

One way of increasing the productivity in your factory is by choosing the right KPIs for your business, and then using the right tools to monitor performance and identify any areas that can be improved.

With production monitoring and data logging systems you’re not just monitoring performance, but you can also use them to increase efficiency by creating a culture of continuous improvement which can translate into better productivity levels. This kind of automation is also a great option if you’re looking for ways of increasing staff incentives and keeping downtime to a minimum.

Bespoke Automation Solutions

Another way you can increase productivity is by implementing bespoke automated control systems, created specifically for the particular needs of your factory. Bespoke machinery that is custom built for specific applications has often proved to be a more cost-effective solution for achieving your productivity goals.

Alternatively, if your factory has old machinery that you’d like to still use instead of making a massive investment in brand new machinery, old machinery automation can help you make the most of your existing equipment by overhauling and modernising it.

Streamline Your Production Process

Now that you know what some of the best automation solutions for your factory are, it’s time to consider additional ways in which you can take the productivity of your factory further and increase profits. One option is to consider automated machinery integration which can help you streamline your entire production process, whilst reducing production costs and time.

Another way to help your factory thrive in today’s highly competitive market is by investing in reliable vision and inspection systems which are great for implementing automatic quality assurance and control, ensuring that you only produce high quality products, without having to spend extra time or labour.

With so many automation solutions available to help you increase productivity in your factory, it might seem hard to pick the right ones. Worry not, as the Granta team of automation experts are here to help you choose and implement the best solution for your factory. Simply contact us on 01229 499488 or use our online project builder to get your free quote in just a few minutes!

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