Technology is playing a major role in the automotive industry in the world, and robots have become a first choice for most vehicle manufacturers, because of the time, effort and cost, as well as the accuracy of mastery of work.
According to the International Federation of Robotics, about 1.8 million robots will be involved in the manufacture of cars in 2018, which will reduce the dependence on the human element in the industry. The automotive assembly section is one of the most important sections of the robot using mechanical arms with tools and sensors that make it ideal for assembly line functions.
Data from the trade organization RIA revealed a significant increase in the number of robotics operating in factories. North American companies requested 35,000 robots in 2016, up 10 percent from 2015.
The automotive industry has more than 20,000 robots and components, while other customers range from food, consumer, electronics and plastics industries.
The robot appeared as an alternative to the human in many factories giant in various industries. Especially cars that require management of speed and accuracy of finite. And the role of the human being to observe the production and flawless and oversee the work of robots.
The German automaker BMW is the most prominent of these models for several years; the workers’ galleries are filled with automatic arms to perform the same tasks with extreme force and precision.
Ford Motor Company has announced the testing of a new type of advanced robot that can perform a wide range of tasks in the automotive industry in order to help human workers in the industry more accurately and safely, and perform tasks that people find difficult to do within the factory.
A new robot equipped with advanced technology that helps keep workers safe from injuries that can result from working incorrectly. As well as the robot’s ability to lift heavy loads.
“The new robot can even programm to make coffee as well as other sensitive tasks,” Ford said. “These robots can lead to a safer, faster and higher-quality assembly process.”
For the first time ever, an Audi Robot (HRC) used in its main factory for the application of adhesives in the final assembly, and a group of similar robots incorporated into the production operations at the car parts and parts shop in Ingolstadt and Brussels as well as the assembly line in Gyor.
While robots replace workers in automotive industry, Mercedes-Benz is doing the opposite, especially with respect to its luxury S-class car.
Marcus Schaefer, head of production at Mercedes-Benz, said robots could not handle the individual specifications required in the Mercedes-Benz sedan. Mercedes Sindelfingen plant is a manufacturer of the S class, a factory in Germany that produces about 400,000 cars annually. While the rest of the company’s factories rely almost exclusively on robots.
Mercedes believes that the use of human labor is more economical. Where it can meet any changes rather than having to make new robots or reprogram the existing robots.