A new report from Nikkei’s Asian Review gives a behind-the-scenes take a look at Sony’s PlayStation manufacturing plant in Japan. One of the vital notable takeaways is that the method of constructing a PlayStation console is now largely automated–that’s proper, robots are constructing recreation consoles.
The report says this superior automation permits the PlayStation manufacturing plant in Kisarazu to assemble one PlayStation four console each 30 seconds.
There are people concerned within the course of in a restricted capacity–two people put naked motherboards on the meeting line, and two others bundle the ultimate consoles as soon as they’re made.
Sony makes use of Mitsubishi Electrical’s robots for the precise meeting of the PS4 consoles. A complete of 26 robots are assigned to creating PlayStation consoles on the plant, and a few processes contain two robots working collectively to finish duties. One instance is that one robotic will maintain a cable, whereas one other will twist it.
The brand new, robot-heavy meeting line in Kisarazu was accomplished in 2018. This may presumably be the identical manufacturing line that creates the PlayStation 5 consoles which are due for launch later this yr.
Along with the brand new PS5, Sony will proceed to fabricate PS4 and PS4 Professional fashions, together with the digital-only PS5 version. Robots will make this course of sooner and extra environment friendly. Nobody quoted within the story is fearful that the robots will develop into sentient and overtake the manufacturing facility regardless of outnumbering their human…