Industrial automation is increasing the flexibility of your manufacturing
What is industrial automation?
Industrial automation, as we can see, consists of two words “industrial” and “automation”. Industrial means anything which belongs to industry i.e: commerce, trade, manufacture, business, and likewise. Whereas, automation means anything or any activity which is self-regulating. That is, it needs minimum human assistance or command.
Now, industrial automation is defined as the application of a control center functioning as computers, robots, and other such systems. These robotics and mechanisms are now in use to replace human service. Henceforth automating industries is serving human beings as well as taking the world to a whole mechanized generation.
Types of industrial automation:
Industrial automation on the virtue of system has the following categories:
- Fixed automation system
- Programmable automation system
- Flexible automation system
- Integrated automation system
At first, the chief purpose of automation was to maximize yield. Since it is a machine and does not need rest, resultantly will enhance productivity. Also, it will save resources such as wages and thus will be beneficial in many hidden and apparent ways. However, today, the target is now shifting towards a broader perspective. That is to increase the quality and resilience, especially in the assembly process in industries.
Assets and advantages:
It is a one-time investment. Although you have to initiate with a lofty stake. But it will save you from a lot of other hassles. For instance; one doesn’t have to worry about employment and salaries, bonuses and pensions, healthcare costs, and paid holidays. Eventually, it will lead the company to an extraordinary saving. Whilst the expenditures of the maintenance are relatively far less than the employment cost.
Plus this system is totally programmable. You can instruct the machine according to your requirements and ease. And can easily get precondition results. You can change the input from time to time according to your need of the time.
Above all this system is ample and efficient to provide an error-free result. The error rate between a machine and a man is not even close enough to compare. For instance, if installing pistons manually, the process will be performed with almost an error rate of 1.5% while the same work, if performed automatically through machines will be done with an error rate of less than 0.01%.
Future of industrial automation:
As the world has now become a global village. Every passing day is making this globe one step closer towards progress in Artificial Intelligence and robotics technology. Hence the optimistic future of industrial automation is quite predictable. To date, half of the global workforce is replaced with automatic machines.
With the daily increase in competition in the market, it is unavoidable for the industries to upgrade their tools and techniques. Products obtained from industrial automation is the only way to guarantee a satisfied customer. To address every problem and challenge, leverage in technology is the only way out.