Smart automation to reduce physically demanding work in manufacturing of steel products (ID12)


An early adaptor of industrial robots and automated production, a Swedish manufacturer of steel products is using AI-based systems to build a safer and more efficient workplace.

Robots perform monotonous tasks, such as welding, while workers may specialise in smaller-scale custom orders or take on supervisory tasks.

Establishing workers’ trust in the system is crucial to the success and safety of its implementation. Despite initial concerns, automation has enabled workers to re- or upskill and reduced the overall risk of injuries and complications in the workplace. 

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