Dispensing is a very common application for robots and has been around for several decades. These robots are used heavily in the manufacturing industry, but can also be found in the medical industry for dispensing medications. Whether they are used in factory or a pharmacy, dispensing robots are a huge help when measuring the amount of product that is dispensed.
Factories find the measurement of dispensing by robots is important because it allows the manufacturer to conserve the materials being dispensed, which cuts down on material costs for production. While this is important in the medical industry, it is also important for robots to measure to amount of medication being dispensed to ensure that the patient is getting the exact amount needed for their ailment.
This kind of dispensing robot precision can be helpful to reduce worker error in both the medical and manufacturing industries. If a nurse or pharmacist accidently gives a patient too much medication, it could cause further illness or overdose for the patient. These kinds of manual errors can be deadly. The same can be said in a factory. If a worker is dealing with the dispensing of hot metals or plastics, an error can mean serious injury.
Overall, the investment in dispensing robotic systems for the medical and manufacturing industries means decreases in worker errors, which increases the safety level for workers and patients alike, while saving companies money by decreasing the amount of product wasted.
Are you considering investing in a dispensing robot? If so, RobotWorx is the place to go! RobotWorx is a certified integrator for several different robotics companies, including FANUC, Motoman, KUKA and ABB. Our staff will work with you to design and build the best dispensing system for your application and facility.
For more information, contact RobotWorx today at 740-251-4312.