robotic welding skilled labor shortageThe average age of an American welder is 55 years old. The problem is that there aren’t enough skilled workers to take their places once they retire. In fact, the deficit is expected to reach 400,000 workers by 2024 according to the American Welding Society. As a manufacturing company, it’s your responsibility to plan ahead for the future. This future should include robotic welding during the skilled labor shortage.

Here’s how robotic welding can help your company thrive.

1. Save Money

It costs money to employ skilled welders full time. Instead, many manufacturing companies are investing in automation. Once you invest in a robotic welding system, you won’t be as dependent on human workers.

Welding machines can work 24/7 without breaks. This increase in production and predictability of results will help your profits increase over time.

At the end of the day, your company will need to adapt to emerging automation trends to survive in an increasingly competitive market. This means looking into robotic welding systems and resistance welding stations.

2. Decrease Workplace Injuries

It costs your company money when a welder gets injured on the job. For this reason, we recommend investing in a robotic welding system. In general, industrial automation reduces the risk of someone getting hurt. This is because automation shifts dangerous tasks from human workers onto machines.

Welding is a physically demanding trade. For this reason, many companies are turning to robotic welding to reduce worker fatigue. Doing this will allow you to move your employees to tasks that can’t be replaced by automation. It’ll also help you better protect your welders from getting injured.

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3. Invest in Your Employees

Investing in automation doesn’t mean you should neglect your workforce. After all, you hired them for a reason! Why waste all that talent and skill when you could train welders to oversee your new welding technology? Your company will greatly benefit from their years of experience and level of expertise. Also, these workers are already familiar with your company and will be invested in helping it succeed.

Want to learn more about future career opportunities in manufacturing? Check out our blog post on what jobs automation will create in the future.

4. Improve the Efficiency of Welding Operations

Even the most skilled welder is subject to the occasional human error. But these errors can add up over time and cost you money in the long run. That’s why a lot of manufacturers are turning to automation to increase predictability and quality.

To increase efficiency, you must increase the number of products that meet your company’s rigorous standards. Robotic welding systems deliver consistent, predictable results.

5. Streamline Production Lines

Need to integrate new welding technology to the rest of your production line? Request an estimate with one of our custom machine builders. They would be more than happy to take a look at your facility, as well as recommend ways to streamline your production lines.

Automation helps reduce waste and improve productivity. This will help your production lines run efficiently so your company can enjoy profits in the long run.

Request an Estimate With Our Machine Builders

Our machine builders would be more than happy to integrate robotic welding systems into your current facility’s setup. To get started, request an estimate with Paramount Tool Company at (616) 582-5300. We would be more than happy to work with you and your team!