"Increased productivity, quality and safety at low costs."
Industrial Automation is the use of control systems, such as computers, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), and information technologies for handling different processes and machinery in an industry to minimise human intervention.
Advantages of Industrial Automation
Although many companies hire hundreds of production workers for up to three shifts to run the plant for the maximum number of hours, the plant still needs to be closed down for maintenance and holidays. Industrial automation fulfils the aim of the company by allowing the company to run a manufacturing plant for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year. This leads to a significant improvement in the productivity of the company.
Automation alleviates errors that human beings are prone to.
Improved Information Accuracy
Adding automated data collection can allow one to collect key production information, improve data accuracy, and reduce data collection costs. This provides one with the facts to make the right decisions when it comes to reducing waste and improving processes.
Industrial Automation continues to gain increasing acceptance in various industries because of its huge benefits, such as increased productivity, quality and safety at low costs.
Adding a new task in the assembly line requires training with a human operator, however, robots can be programmed to do most tasks. This makes the manufacturing process more flexible.