Robotic technology is one of the newest options out there for fabricators to cut stone and since its introduction the saw has continued to gain in popularity. Known for their smaller footprint, efficiency and less maintenance needed, as the worker shortage continues for fabricators, turning to this technology has been a great alternative to increase performance in the production process.
Throughout different industries across the U.S., there have been labor shortages, especially of skilled employees. As technology continues to evolve, it looks to fill in the gaps of those labor shortages. According to Tony Herbst, the director of sales for Park Industries, robotic technology is immerging in a variety of industries due to labor shortages and a focus on manufacturing efficiency. “New technology is always exciting,” said Herbst. “Some advantages to the robotic sawjet technology on the market today are primarily the lower maintenance costs, the potential for floor space conservation and the overall aesthetics of a robot in a fabricator’s shop. As our industry continues to evolve, and become less dependent on labor, the sawjet in general has become more critical to a fabricator’s operation. Robotic sawjets do have their limitations, but they have come a long way.”