Chinese factory replaces 90% of human workers with robots. Production up by 250%, defects drop 80%.

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According to Monetary Watch, the Changying Precision Technology Company focuses on the production of mobile phones and uses automated production lines.

The factory used to be run by 650 employees, but now just 60 people get the entire job done, while robots take care of the rest. Luo Weiqiang, the general manager, says the number of required employees will drop to 20 at one point.

Despite this reduction in staff, not only is the factory producing more equipment (a 250% increase), but its also ensuring better quality.

Chinese factory replaces 90% of human workers with robots. Production rises by 250%, defects drop by 80%



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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    China products aren't usually known for quality so decreasing defects by 80% most likely wasn't difficult to achieve.

    The Volkswagen robot image in that OP/link article is funny when you think about quality and the VW diesel scandal in the US. You could have a billion robots and none of them could make a corporate decision to be a fraud. Maybe VW needs a robot that makes better business decisions.
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      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      China products aren't usually known for quality so decreasing defects by 80% most likely wasn't difficult to achieve.
      If they only decreased defects by 80%, they have a few defective robots in the mix.

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        Originally Posted by BigFrank View Post

        If they only decreased defects by 80%, they have a few defective robots in the mix.

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        ...or 20% of the employees programming the robots are failures.
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      • Profile picture of the author David Beroff
        Originally Posted by BigFrank View Post

        If they only decreased defects by 80%, they have a few defective robots in the mix.
        The good news is that defects are down 80% at the robot manufacturing plant, as well.
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    How many mobile phones are the robots going to buy?
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      Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

      How many mobile phones are the robots going to buy?
      It all depends on whether or not the Android OS is installed.

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      Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

      How many mobile phones are the robots going to buy?

      That might be a joke but I've worked with a manufacturing client that has industrial machines that will send a text message to a machine operators cell phone when a machine has a problem or finished running a cycle.
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      Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

      How many mobile phones are the robots going to buy?
      When, because of constantly decreased pricing due to robot construction the price reaches a point where every human on the planet can afford one, it won't matter how many robots can buy one.

      Additionally, a choice of 'communication module' will be selected by parents and implanted into their offspring, at birth, in the not too distant future, thereby eliminating the need for any hand-held device.

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        And what will happen to Claude when Dunkin Donuts replaces human workers with robots?
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  • Profile picture of the author Importexport
    What is a robot? Many years ago I saw automated machines operating as production lines, and it is commonplace today. The human workers have to program those machines, and set up the supply line.

    On my many visits to factories in China I have also seen humans working like robots. Often the work is very repetitive, but sometimes it requires skill also. In one industry I know well, there have been many attempts to automate the process using robotics, and they have all been a total failure, mainly due to a huge reject rate.

    For those industries that can successfully use robotics - good luck to them, but fantasizing about machines replacing humans in many of the areas referred to in that article is just space filling by the author.

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