This piece was originally published in the August 2017 issue of electroindustry.
Sloan Zupan, Senior Corporate Marketing Manager, Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc.
Manufacturers in America have two large challenges that have the potential to impede their ability to succeed. The challenges are the lack of skilled labor to replace the aging workforce and competition with lower labor costs overseas.
At Mitsubishi Electric, industrial automation addresses these challenges by
- allowing customers to drive down the cost of labor, reducing manufacturing costs;
- operating with a high level of speed and precision, allowing machines to produce a better quality product; and
- enabling collaboration between humans and robots so that they can work in close proximity to each other while creating a safe work environment.