If you focus on manufacturing-related news, you will find that there is a word that frequently appears. It is "unmanned factory." In our country, more and more companies are trying to build unmanned factories. It can be foreseen that in the near future, the unmanned factory will become a new mode of production, sweeping all production enterprises.
No one factory understands literally, that is, no one is involved in the factory. Relevant information defines it as follows: “An unmanned factory is also called an automated factory, a fully automated factory, which means that all production activities are controlled by electronic computers, and the production line is equipped with robots without a factory equipped with workers.”
From the above definition, the unmanned factory is to hand over the work of people to the machine. This sounds simple, but to achieve this, the technology involved needs to be very complicated. For example, the deployment of unmanned factories throughout the production process is done by computers. The computer needs to replace human control of the entire production, it needs a very strong command system. This kind of production simulation is very complicated and it may take numerous calculations to avoid mistakes. Therefore, the unattended face of a factory is to remove people's participation in the production process. In fact, behind it is the interaction of numerous high-end intelligences and technologies.A large number of various sensors are used, such as ultrasonic sensors, infrared sensors, photoelectric sensors, proximity switches, etc. to achieve automatic recognition and automatic operation.
The advantages of unmanned factories
More and more companies try unattended factories, not because it looks cool. In fact, the advantage of unmanned factories is its attractiveness. What advantages do unmanned factories have?
First, the provincial manpower
Since it is called an unmanned factory, no one in the production process or reduction of people's participation is absolutely its greatest advantage. People have a high degree of initiative and creativity in production. However, people also have high instability and limitations. In the manufacturing industry, especially in assembly line production, the demand for human initiative and creativity is greatly reduced, and the problem of labor instability (eg, error-prone) and limitations (eg, labor efficiency) are even more prominent. In this case, the use of machines is no doubt more effective. Advantage.
In addition, with the development of society, laborers are increasingly disgusted with work that is monotonous and labor-intensive, and the number of relevant practitioners is difficult to guarantee, and manpower is also inefficient and costly. The emergence of unmanned factories reduces the reliance on manpower for production. Enterprises can solve employment problems. Some workers can also escape from the more dangerous and arduous work. Regardless of others, from this point of view, the emergence of unmanned factories is a good thing for companies and related practitioners.
Second, improve quality and efficiency, reduce costs
Compared with traditional factories, unmanned factories have remarkable effects in improving quality and reducing costs. Now many companies that test unmanned factories have tasted the sweetness in this area. Xiao Bian sees such an example: Chang Ying Precision was an early attempt to build an unmanned factory. Taking into account the cost and risk issues, Chang Ying Precision first tested the “robot substitution” and tried to replace it with a polishing robot. Workers engaged in polishing operations in the production of metal precision components. Before the use of robots, Changying Precision needed to spend 10,000 yuan each month on an experienced polishing master. With the participation of robots, the efficiency has reached 2.5 times that of the original and the product qualification rate is even higher. Calculating according to the company's output value, it takes only one year to return to the original. In other words, after one year's production, the original labor costs will be converted into corporate profits, which will undoubtedly allow companies to have more competitiveness in similar products.
It should be noted that the above example only uses a robot in a certain production process, and it is not a truly unmanned factory. However, its cost reduction has been very alarming. It can be imagined that if the unmanned factory is completely used, the cost savings will be enormous.