The evolution of manufacturing has brought a higher level of technology and skillsets in demand. PBC Linear is continuing to build upon previous successes in lean manufacturing by implementing new automation technologies and upscaling its workforce. These automated technologies provide the advantage of completing tasks that were considered monotonous, labor-intensive, and posed a higher risk of injury for personnel. The human advantage is a transfer from these laborious tasks to more elevated skillsets that include a heightened focus on the inspection process and the quality of parts. The result for PBC Linear is a factory that is leaner, smarter, safer, and capable of greater output.
This article and the video below are part of a longer series that details how PBC Linear is incorporating technological enhancements into its production systems. The following content offers an introduction to collaborative robots, the insights gained during their implementation, and the resulting benefits to our workforce, business, and most importantly our customers.