Automation Concern Three – “The benefits of automation in panel building are uncertain and limited”
In part three of this exclusive four-part series, EPLAN looks at the many benefits that automation can bring to panel building.
Within the panel building industry, panel builders and system integrators develop systems that can be as sophisticated as businesses require – they sell automation. However, it’s only in the rarest cases that those in the industry automate their own processes. Whether that is in the initial engineering stage or manufacturing, the industry still uses traditional and rather out-of-date methods, resulting in the UK falling behind other countries in terms of uptake of automation.
So, what’s going wrong? Why aren’t companies adopting automation? A key reason is that they are unaware of the many benefits that automation can bring to their sector.
Let’s start by saying that an investment into automation can reduce panel design and manufacturing by around 50 percent, a significant and tangible benefit, that is by no means unachievable. Just think of the extra projects your team could take on, leading to increased revenue and profits!
Read the full article in PBSI's November issue
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