IPhones will collect robots




It is possible that the assembly of the next generation of smart phones iPhone contract manufacturer Foxconn 6 have to be carried out with the help of robots Foxbot. This, according to the resource IT Home, said at a recent meeting of the shareholders of the company founder and president Terry Gou (Terry Gou).

Terry Gou said that the process of testing a line of robots Foxbot is in its final stage, and in the near future it will establish, at least, one of the company’s plants. Priority for this line, of course, will build new devices from Apple.

It is assumed that the initial stage of implementation of the program for the replacement of workers by robots in factories Foxconn will set the order of 1000 units Foxbot. Performance of a robot Foxbot 30 thousand. Units of devices per year. That is, through the use of 1,000 Foxbot Taiwanese manufacturer will be able to produce an additional 30 million iPhone’s year.

Foxbot cost ranges from $ 20 to $ 25 thousand. Company Foxconn, whose workforce consists of about 1.2 million people use Foxbot will save considerable sums on the payroll. In addition, there will be problems with overtime, providing housing and violation of labor laws.

It should be noted that even in 2011, Gou said that the company is already in use about 1,000 robots in 2012 and the number will rise to 300 million, and in 2014 the number of robots on the assembly lines will consist of 1 million units. However, to implement strong statements founder of Foxconn is not possible, and the number of currently available at the company’s robots were not disclosed.

Taiwanese company still depends on human resources. And, according to recent reports, to build the iPhone 6 that starts this month, she had to take an additional approximately 100 thousand employees.


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