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As complex workshop operations become more automated, mechanical safety becomes more and more necessary.
As complex workshop operations become more automated, mechanical safety becomes more and more necessary. The accident may injure people and damage the machine. In addition to the substantial costs associated with worker accidents, the company has additional incentives to use safety equipment to minimize downtime and increase operational efficiency.
Incorporating automated machinery and equipment into factory operations adds another dimension to operations, making worker safety and production reliability even more important. Increasing the number of automated equipment on the factory floor will increase costs and will double the chance of failure. To make up for this increased "burden", automation and its supporting technologies must provide benefits that exceed the cost.
Although the concept of return on investment is equivalent to basic engineering economics, automation only provides economic benefits when its related machinery is running. Protecting automation, the machines it controls, and the people who use the automation equipment is meaningful in terms of worker safety, machine protection, increased productivity, and cost avoidance.