Today’s highly increasing competitiveness over the process industry demands high quality and most consistent products with a competitive price. To address this challenge, many industries considered creating various new product designs and integrated manufacturing techniques in conjuncture with the use of automated machines and devices. One remarkable and influential move to tackle the challenge is industrial automation. Industrial automation increases product quality, reliability, production rate and safety of workers while reducing production and design cost by adopting new, innovative and integrated technologies and services.
Introduction of Industrial Automation
Industrial automation is the use of technology by using a controlled system and device such as a robot or computer software. It enables the use of automatic operations without the need or minimal human intervention.
In the early days, the purpose of automation was to increase productivity and to reduce the cost associated with human operators. However, today, the focus of automation has shifted to increasing quality and flexibility in the manufacturing process.