With the very high competition in almost every industry, the products that are being manufactured on daily basis need to be of a consistent and high quality while still maintain a competitive price so they make it on the market. In order to reach that goal, a lot of industries rely on automated devices so they can meet the demand at a fast pace while also maintaining quality. One way to do this kind of precise and quality manufacturing, is by using controlled automation.
Industrial automation, or more widely known as controlled automation, is the technique used to increase rate of production, product quality and reliability with a relative ease, while reducing the manufacturing costs of a product and design. In its main definition and form, it’s a term used for a selected few control systems mainly used in industries like gas, electronics, water, oil and data.
In order to get a better grasp on controlled automation, you need to better understand the combined and separate meanings of the terms. Automation means there is no human labor, therefore, there’s no human error. Moreover, this means there is a constant speed of operation, precision and power.
On the other hand, control as a feature, refers to the functionality that technology permits us to have when we want to achieve a certain pattern regarding operational sequences and parameters. Control is the aspect providing the necessary input signals. Generally, control automation as a method of operation, relies heavily on Information Technology.
As I’ve already mentioned, there are many advantages of industrial automation production. First and foremost, it increases productivity – reduces the time required for assembly per product, which in turn improves the quality when mass producing. It provides optimum operation costs – by introducing easy methods of production through machinery, the use of human labor is greatly reduced and the cost for the end product is considerably lower. And lastly, reduces the need for routine checks – all you have to do is check the various parameters installed within the machine, and you’re good to go.
Bottom line is, many things would cost much more than they do nowadays, but thanks to automation controlled machines, that isn’t the case. I, for one, cannot begin to fathom how life would be without mass production and automated manufacturing. Cars, alarms, air-conditions, and many more devices that we find essential nowadays, are all products of automated manufacturing thanks to the automation controlled methods available to us today.