How Automation Can Decrease Human Error


Natan Linder from Forbes highlights that the United States Department of Energy found that as much as 70% of human errors attribute to “organizational weaknesses” in the manufacturing industry. In other words, most human workers’ mistakes are due to poorly designed or confusing workflows and not a lack of training or skillset.

The implementation of automation can decrease human error and increase productivity for businesses. An example of a need for automation is the monitoring and refilling of coolant in machine shops. Standardization through coolant automation promotes human success and guarantees correct coolant levels, resulting in increased part tolerance, decreased coolant waste and recovering valuable labour time.

Ultimately, a shop can’t be fully automated when valuable time and labourers are still manually monitoring and filling coolant. FlexxCool automates the repetitive -and tedious- tasks involved in monitoring and refilling coolant for both CNC and conventional machines. This aids in maintaining shop organization and leaves the skilled work for humans.