How No Code Programming Democratizes Automation

From website creation to mobile app production, No Code programming solutions have significantly reduced the barriers to programming, and democratized the production of websites, html emails, mobile apps, and more. No Code tools have enabled anyone to build previously complex elements, by replacing the skill needed to write code with easy-to-use drag and drop user interfaces. No Code programming has empowered businesses to build and manage their own high quality websites, design/build/test landing pages, build and deploy email campaigns, and even build apps. No Code programming is poised to revolutionize manufacturing.

What does No Code programming have to do with manufacturing?

Until recently, nothing. Programming robots and automation required a very specific skillset, that demanded months if not years of training and experience. This programming barrier has limited robotic adoption, but it makes manufacturing an ideal candidate for a No Code revolution. How would robotic adoption be impacted if programming wasn’t limited to expensive and scarce robot programmers or integrators? What if anyone on the factory floor could program, deploy and manage robots? What if instead of an urgent call to an integrator, troubleshooting automated workcells could be performed by multiple machinists currently on the factory floor? What if even third shift workers were comfortable managing changeover, or troubleshooting? This is the future of manufacturing that we will see with No Code programming!

How will manufacturers benefit from No Code programming?

There are many ways in which No Code programming will positively impact manufacturing. We’ll outline them in this article. For a more complete review of No Code programming, and its impact on manufacturing, download our free whitepaper: The No Code Revolution.

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The benefits of No Code programming in manufacturing.

  1. By developing the application yourself, you know exactly how it operates.

There is no part of your automation application that your team won’t understand. This also enables you to leverage institutional knowledge of the task you are automating, to build a successful automation solution more quickly, with less trial and error.

  1. You are self sufficient.

Need to update the program? Your team can do it! They can also rapidly troubleshoot any issue that might arise.

  1. Your team gets to continuously improve and upgrade their skillset.

With each task they implement, your team grows more competent and more confident in automation. We often hear from customers that while initially apprehensive about automation, their team actually enjoys programming automation in a No Code environment. In addition to increased productivity, this can also lead to higher job satisfaction.

  1. Community

A universal operating system with a No Code programming environment has the potential to unify a fragmented industry. And, when anyone can program any robot or automation task, automation in becomes much more accessible.

Expert knowledge transfer: the old way vs No Code

One of the most valuable aspects of a No Code environment is how it can empower an expert to transfer their knowledge of a task to an automation program without a middleman. Traditional knowledge transfer often doesn’t go smoothly, because those with the most experience and knowledge regarding a particular task (the machinists and operators) are generally not highly involved in automating the task. No Code programming breaks an over-reliance on outside integrators to observe, understand and program a task. Instead, factory workers with deep knowledge of the task are directly involved in programming automation. This can greatly improve the likelihood of success with an automation project out-of-the-gate, and it empowers those most familiar with a task to manage the automation ongoingly.

No Code robotic programming is a revolutionary change to how robotic automation can be implemented. Not only can programs be written exponentially faster than existing robot programming languages, but they can be owned and maintained by the workers managing the workcell. The benefits of No Code programming are tremendous, and we believe that No Code programming is critical to democratizing automation and unlocking the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

To learn more about No Code programming and the impact it will have on manufacturing, download our free whitepaper.