The long journey of modern industry: from the industrial revolution to the age of robotization

The long journey of modern industry: from the industrial revolution to the age of robotization

23 September 2016

There is no shortage of challenges that modernity has imposed on humanity, from knowing how to adapt to new production models to rescuing the safety factor as key pieces in this path of modernization.

Throughout modern history, the factor of economic development has been a key element in driving powerful social movements and, therefore, the engine of enormous leaps in the characteristics with which the productive world has coexisted. Moreover, the concept of economic crisis is that he is taking the lead in driving the development of societies, as it can be understood that these same crises are those that have allowed the subsequent prosperity.

Today, we are entering an era of massive transformation, where the spectacular growth of access to technology and new markets defined as far-reaching are driving a new paradigm shift. We are moving from a total dependence on unlimited resources that are not necessarily effective and environmentally friendly to a new way of life that looks decisively towards the efficiency of these resources. Worlds such as the mobile Internet, advanced robotics, new automation know-how, the Internet of Things (IoT), and other technological elements are already transforming our industrial processes.

If we were to dare to take a global look, recognizing processes coming even from the early days of industrialization in the mid-1700s, we can be sure that progress has flooded our societies. Therefore now more than ever; heavy industry and mining have to understand that technology has long been the transforming force of our societies.

In the mining field, where MIRS has established itself as a leader in the incorporation of robotic technology, this point is of vital importance. Since the introduction of the steam engine, and later the combustion engine, giant steps have been taken, transforming the processes from a totally manual industry to a totally mechanized one, which nowadays imply new productive challenges.

It is here where robotic technology has much to contribute both in the construction of the present of mining and heavy industry, as assuming the mission of being a strategic partner for future development, and that comes to confirm the direction that a leading company in robotics as MIRS has been assuming over time, while offering a wide range of robotic applications that can support the future challenges of mining.