As Industry 4.0 is revolutionizing the manufacturing industry, robotics and automation are becoming more and more popular.
The factory of tomorrow is here today, and it’s here to stay. Robotic systems are typically able to work more effectively and efficiently than a fully human workforce. And if they can’t replace the standard workers entirely, bringing in a collaborative robot (cobot) can help a worker perform their job more effectively.
No matter how we look at it, robotic systems and automation in the factory are the way of the future. But what about maintenance? All these new robotic systems will need constant attention to ensure the system is working correctly and no parts are failing, right?
Of course they will!
Except... that process is also becoming automated itself, thanks to the advent of predictive maintenance in robotic systems.