Plastic manufacturing has experienced extraordinary change. Responding to the shifting needs of the sector, full-service robotics provider TM Robotics, Inc., Elk Grove, Illinois, has launched a new robotics consultation service to advise manufacturers on how automation can aid recovery and growth. Held with a TM Robotics automation specialist, the free consultations can be managed remotely or by appointment.
Manufacturers in the plastics and chemical products sector have long used robots to improve their processes. In fact, there were approximately 20,000 installations for this industry in 2018 alone. However, the needs of the plastics industry are changing.
Unlike some vertical sectors, the plastics industry has experienced unprecedented spikes in demand. From medical supplies to food packaging, plastic has proven to be an essential manufacturing realm during the COVID-19 pandemic. Having increased production output and worked tirelessly to diversify product offerings, plastic manufacturers are set for a long period of change when readjusting to the new normal.
Assessing the state of manufacturing, the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) has suggested that manufacturers adopting and investing in robots will be key for achieving growth against the ongoing challenges of COVID-19. To steer towards recovery, manufacturers may be looking to increase their operational efficiency and reduce overheads with automation — but do so without excessive risk.
To support plastic manufacturers through their investments, TM Robotics’ new service will provide free consultations to help them determine the best approach for their recovery.
Consultations will be held virtually using a video conferencing service, and will be hosted by one of TM Robotics’ robotic automation experts. Alternatively, consultations can be arranged by appointment.
For more information or to book a consultation, visit www.tmrobotics.com.