While the assembly line already made the production process a lot more efficient, it’s human nature to search for even more improvement in the manufacturing process. Here comes automation! Automation is taking over the assembly lines and it started with taking over easy and repetitive tasks. As technology evolved, so did the automation of the assembly line. Some of these lines are already fully automated, but in most cases it is a combination of humans and automated work. Some of the assembly tasks are too complex for machines and this is where employees take over. While machines do the repetitive and dangerous jobs, our staff handles the complicated and sensitive tasks.
Will assembly lines be fully automated in the future? We will see how technology evolves, but you will always need trained staff to program and develop the process of assembly. It will always be a cooperation between humans and machines. But, we will see a lot more modern digital technology in the assembly lines, implementing IoT for example. You might think of IoT for your washing machine or refrigerator, but in manufacturing it can have a much larger impact.
Read more about the Internet of Things here.