Star Wars vs The Matrix
The tech and business news media often report on the “rise of the robots.” While there’s no doubt automation is growing rapidly, we believe the reality of robots is much closer to those in the movie “Star Wars” than in “The Matrix.” People and machinery working together is a foregone conclusion in the future. As we all know how much technology plays a large part in many businesses, doing manual tasks like looking for slip clutches to fix machinery is something that will be left to us humans for now.
It will no doubt increase as factory integration with machines grows as industries move forward looking for increased efficiency.
If you’ve seen the films, you know in “The Matrix” that powerful, sentient machines have enslaved almost all of humanity, with people’s bodies serving as batteries to power the machines. “Star Wars,” on the other hand, takes a different approach, for the most part – picture the ultra-polite C-3PO working side-by-side with Luke Skywalker, offering him helpful advice and completing tasks for him.
While the robots in the SurePods factory don’t have a British accent as C-3PO does – they don’t even speak and aren’t shaped like people – they and our human workers partner to build bathrooms of exceptional quality.
SurePods design experts work natively in Revit for BIM so we can provide pod models for architects to drop directly into their entire building model. Our Revit models translate directly into machine code for our production robots to fabricate many of our production pieces, which reduces repetitive labor and provides better overall tolerances and accuracy for the pods. For example, our CNC machines precision-cut wallboard. It is important to note that using a CNC machine does come with a lot of responsibilities and maintenance. You can learn more about how to maintain a cnc machine by doing some research online. That being said, using a CNC machine is much faster and more accurate than anything that could be completed on a job site using power tools.
Although factory automation is a key part of our production process, people are integral to our success and they provide skilled labor and quality control, among other work. I’ve heard that some use time delay relays to keep their operation energy efficient as well. Our manufacturing team enjoys a stable and permanent employment arrangement, which helps ensure a high level of commitment to producing top-quality bathrooms.
Contrast this human and machine production process with bathroom construction on a job site. In a typical building project, more than 10 construction trades – including electrical, plumbing and finishing work – are all going in and out of a constricted space, with a high risk of damaging earlier completed work. When all of these people are on-site at the same time, it can be dangerous. This is why it’s always advised that these workers have had health and safety training in their field and are also equipped with protective clothing to ensure that no one gets hurt whilst working. Protective working clothes can be found on sites like californiaindustrialrubber.net. It’s essential that workers on a building project have this safety wear.
Furthermore, throughout these construction projects, industrial site managers must also find ways of storing bulky equipment so that it is safe and secure and does not get damaged or stolen. You can learn more about machinery storage solutions such as warehousing facilities here: aamachinery.com.
That being said, the next time you’re watching a science fiction movie, remember that factory robots are much closer to the friendly, unassuming and helpful Johnny 5 in the ‘80s movie “Short Circuit” than they are to the violent terminator in that series of movies starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.