As technology advances, and consumers look for faster, smarter machines and devices, discussions about the long-term impact that automation will have on manufacturing trends and the U.S. and global workforce are becoming more popular.
There is the belief that automation could essentially eliminate the need for tradespeople. While automation streamlines manufacturing processes, there will always be a demand for highly skilled, knowledgeable people in the automation workforce, working with your bottom line in mind.
Helping Your Bottom Line
Do automated machines reduce the need for an excessive number of workers? Yes. Reducing employee costs is crucial to manufacturers’ bottom lines. Automated machines are designed to multitask and handle sensitive materials that are hard to manually handle without damage. With many processes being completed at once, manufacturing is completed in less time, which can lead to:
- Increased efficiency
- Minimized waste
- Reduced costs
- More safety in the workplace
Automation is advancing, and so are we.
More than ever before, importance will be placed on the expertise of those implementing these automation advancements. As more organizations turn toward automated systems to increase output and decrease costs, automation manufacturing companies will need more skilled workers to design, build, install and maintain these systems. The Northfield Automation Systems team prides itself on having the material knowledge, equipment design and manufacturing expertise that can help our clients take their operations to the next level.
NAS creates custom solutions for customers, working alongside them from design to installation, to help achieve manufacturing goals and ensure the very best high-quality manufacturing equipment. At NAS, we understand that experience matters. Our team’s several decades of combined experience in roll-to-roll engineering has served us well.
We recently worked with a printed electronics manufacturer to help convert their sheet handling process into a roll-to-roll solution.
“Northfield Automation Systems was critical to completing our project. Their tools allowed us to implement roll-to-roll handling. Without them, it wouldn’t have been possible.”
Automation technology allows us to evolve and it does, indeed, impact the workforce. Luckily, it also opens up new opportunities for growth, frees up time to be creative and increases innovation. Contact us to start advancing your systems today.