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Chicago, February 13, 2023 – Formic, accelerating the adoption of automation across American manufacturing, today announced the launch of “What First Time Robot Owners Can Expect for Maintenance, Uptime, and Costs,” an exclusive whitepaper that helps those making the leap into automation understand what to expect when adopting automation, best practices to follow and pitfalls to avoid, and how automation maintenance is evolving and improving.

“Our goal for our customers is to become like a staffing agency the same way that today they say I need a few people to do X, Y, and Z tasks,” says Saman Farid, CEO and founder of Formic. “We want them to be able to call us and make the exact same request and we show up with a robot that does those things.”

Most manufacturers have a limited understanding of what it’s like to own and manage a robotic automation system. In fact, according to an MIT-sourced survey, 90% of U.S. manufacturers have zero robots in their facility.

However, more manufacturers are finally starting their journey into automation as seen with record-breaking robot installations in the U.S. For “first-timers,” one commonly overlooked aspect of automation is the process that happens after the system is installed – the maintenance.

Owning an automation system forces some big questions to consider and plan for, including when automation maintenance is needed, who is responsible for maintaining the system, and what the estimated costs are over the life of the system.

This informative whitepaper is available to download now for FREE. For more information, visit 

About Formic
Founded in 2020, Formic is accelerating the adoption of automation across small to mid-sized U.S. manufacturers and boosting productivity by removing the risk, complexity, upfront capital, and expertise that typically exist as barriers to onboarding this technology. The company’s “Robotics-as-a-Service” model delivers customized robots at a low hourly rate, with guaranteed uptime. With a full-service offering that includes everything from planning and deployment to maintenance and upgrades, Formic is creating an innovative and accessible competitive advantage for small and mid-sized factories to ensure they stay relevant and thrive in any economy. Go to for more info.

Scott Parent
Marketing Communications Manager