Foxconn will release most of its employees

Foxconn Chinese company announced the dismissal of most employees. This does not mean, however, that the company is terminated. They just do not need people anymore and are going to replace them with robots.

Experts estimate that over the next several years, robots will receive at least tens of millions of jobs. Unfortunately, this is an inevitable future that will soon affect all employees of the Foxconn group, producing smartphones for Apple.

Foxconn has been working on automated production lines for several years, which will not only significantly speed up the process of manufacturing new equipment, but will, above all, reduce operating costs. Dai Jia-peng, manager of China’s technology automation division, told DigiTimes that a three-step plan to replace robots by humans has already begun.

In the first phase, the workers in the factories will be replaced by robots working on individual workstations. They will deal with tasks that are too dangerous for a human being or those people do not want to do.

The second stage of the plan will include the acquisition of the whole production line by the robots, while the third phase of the project will minimize the presence of people in the factories. From now on, they will only be supervised, inspected and tested.

Dai Jia-peng explained that Foxconn factories in Chengdu, Shenzhen and Zhengzhou are already at the second and third stages of the project. In the case of Zhengzhou, where nearly half of all iPhones are produced, production lines are already fully automated.

100 years of elextrolux vacuum cleaners

In 2012 it will be 100 years since Electrolux presented its first Lux1 vacuum cleaner. Since then many improvements have been made, leading to the creation of leading models – the Green Range line and the UltraOne vacuum cleaner. Electrolux “introducing a vacuum cleaner under the thatch” has revolutionized home cleaning.

Lux 1

The few vacuum cleaners that could be found in homes at the beginning of the twentieth century were huge, unwieldy and very heavy appliances. At that time, the founder of the company Electrolux, brilliant salesman Axel Wenner-Gren saw at the shop window in Vienna American vacuum cleaner. He immediately realized the potential of such a device, provided that it would be smaller, better and cheaper. In 1912 he managed to realize his vision. This was the Lux1 vacuum cleaner (Electrolux was founded in Sweden 7 years later in 1919), weighing 14 kilograms.

Model V

Lux1 has quickly become a huge success. He was used in houses and institutions of various types in the Swedish Royal Palace. Nine years later, in 1921, Wenner-Gren surprised everyone with a new solution – he put the vacuum cleaner on his side and mounted skids such as sleds. This makes the vacuum cleaner more mobile and easier to handle. Model V, because it was named a new vacuum cleaner, also became a great success.

From the Luxomatic to the most modern models

Only in the 1960s did the Luxomatic model appear, the first in which the skids were replaced with something that now appears to be a natural part of any vacuum cleaner – wheels. Luxomatic was also the first vacuum cleaner with an automatic rewinding cable, bag filling indicator, and paper bags closing when throwing.

In the 21st century, Electrolux presented two groundbreaking inventions that were a response to the observed trends – the automatic robotic vacuum cleaner for those who do not have time to clean and wireless vacuum cleaners for quick cleaning. In 2001 an automatic vacuum cleaner was created – Trilobite, and in 2004 – an elegant, vacuum cleaner Ergorapido.

Today, Electrolux is focused on creating eco-friendly, energy-saving products such as UltraOne Green. This device uses 50% less energy than a standard vacuum cleaner and is 70% recycled. UltraOne Green is one of several Green models available for the production of recycled plastic.

Over the past 100 years, Electrolux has created some of the most popular and innovative models of vacuum cleaners:

1912 – Lux 1 is created, smaller, lighter and more efficient vacuum cleaner

1921 – a vacuum cleaner on the model V was introduced. This was the first vacuum cleaner that really deserved the name of a household vacuum cleaner. It was adapted to work comfortably at home and became the starting point for all subsequent changes and improvements.

1964 – Luxomatic appears, the first generation vacuum cleaner that has a rewinding cable, a self-closing paper dust bag, and a bag filled indicator.

2001 – Trilobite is the first mass-produced automatic vacuum cleaner. The Trilobite, a wheel-shaped vacuum cleaner, was 13 centimeters in height and 35 centimeters in diameter and made it possible to clean the home almost without human intervention.

2004 – Ergorapido 2 in 1 vacuum cleaner is created. This was the first vacuum cleaner in a new category of beautifully designed column vacuums that can be left in a visible place and always available at hand for quick cleaning.