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How to select the right robot for the job

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Precise, repetitive manual tasks are a classic cause of workplace injuries and lost productivity, making them the perfect job for robots. Still, just like their human counterparts, robots must be well-matched to their job descriptions.

Robotics advisory service Robotize will help visitors to Melbourne Materials Handling from April 20 to 22 "headhunt" their next machine and managing director Wade Leslie offers 12 golden rules for robot selection.

He says, "The implementation of robotic automation when done correctly can reduce operating costs, improve quality, reduce waste, and help your company’s overall competitiveness.

"Finding the right supplier and getting the project scope right are the first steps to reaping those rewards."

Typical applications for robotic technology include loading and unloading systems, conveyors, case packing systems, high-speed picking, palletizing, coding and labelling, automatic guided vehicles, and truck loading.

Robotize will demonstrate a range of robots at Melbourne Materials Handling at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre from April 20 to 22. The Safety Institute of Australia will host the concurrent Safety in Action conference at the Melbourne Convention Centre. The exhibition is conducyed by Australian Exhibitions & Conferences .

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