Automation encapsulates a range of technologies that reduce the need for manual human intervention. Industrial automation involves the control of systems through devices such as robots, computers and sensors. By operating industrial equipment automatically, the need for operator involvement and oversight is reduced.
Automation processes often involve other devices such as PCs, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Programmable Automation Controllers (PACs) and other industrial communications systems, processes and devices like controllers and indication.
Benefits of industrial automation
Some of the main benefits of automation include:
Improved product quality
Reduced risks of human error
Types of automation
Some different types of industrial automation systems include: