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The best questions to find the perfect automation software solution for your shopfloor

Industrial robotics is a constantly evolving field that offers many opportunities to improve production processes and increase product quality. To take full advantage of the benefits of industrial robots, it is essential to choose the right programming and simulation software for your company. This software will allow you to define and prepare the operations performed by your robots, to simulate them before putting them into production and to control them in real time. There are many products on the market with different functionalities to meet different needs.

Automation is a crucial aspect of modern manufacturing, and choosing the right solution can make all the difference for a company's success. Selecting the right programming and simulation solution can be an overwhelming and exhausting process for both manufacturing companies and system integrators. Howewer if the process of selecting and implementing automation solutions can be time-consuming, investing time and resources into the wrong solution can be a real disaster for a business. Consequently a wrong choice can lead to costly strategic decisions and significant economic losses for the organization.

In addition to the financial and time costs, the wrong automation solution can also have a negative impact on shopfloor employee attitudes towards management. When automation solutions are not correctly selected or implemented, it can lead to frustration and dissatisfaction among employees that can result in a decrease in productivity.

In conclusion, it is essential for manufacturing companies and system integrators to thoroughly research and evaluate all available automation solutions before making a decision. This includes considering factors such as cost, scalability, and compatibility with existing systems. It is also important to involve shopfloor employees in the decision-making process, as they will have valuable insight into the specific needs and challenges of the manufacturing process.

For all of these reasons, we have created a list of questions to help you understand the important criterias to consider in order to be able to make the best choice to maximize the economic benefits and profitability of your investment in your production equipment.

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