Should you sack your workers and replace them with robots? Probably not, but it's undeniable that robotics are gaining traction in many manufacturing applications. They're especially well-suited to delicate work in sensitive sectors like pharmaceuticals packaging, writes Nigel Platt, offering improved hygiene, productivity, precision and reliability. "When implementing robotics, cost is always an issue, but focusing on the returns that such an investment brings ... often helps a client who may be considering robotic automation," he notes.
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