The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) reports that the stock of operational robots around the globe hit a new record of 3.5 million units in 2022. The IFR has identified trends shaping robotics and automation all of which have direct benefits to NZ companies using or considering using robots
Trends Shaping Robotics and Automation
- Robots are becoming easier to use, are more accessible to non-experts and provide new roles.
- Robots enable reshoring or near shoring helping our manufacturers be more competitive and stay in NZ
- AI and digital automation allow robots to in operate as part of a connected digital ecosystem creating opportunities to optimise performance
- Second Life for industrial robots – since industrial robots have a service life of up to 30 years new tech equipment can give old robots a “second life”.
Don’t Get Left Behind
While the growth rates from recent industry studies vary, they are all predicting strong growth (from 10% to 24% CAGR). Robots will increasingly be doing the dull, dirty, and dangerous jobs that humans are not designed to do, and nowadays simply will not do. If you are not already, it’s time to be considering using robotic automation.
Seeing is Believing
Come and visit us on 24 and 25 in Christchurch at the SouthMach Trade Show at Christchurch Arena (Site 151 opposite Callaghan Innovation) We’ll have robots being put through their paces including the palletising solution in the video and you can catch up with some of our team who have 150+ years of Robotic Automation experience or get in touch with us here.