The Importance of Industrial Automation

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The Importance of Industrial Automation

Optimized production processes are essential to achieve a good competitive position. This means flexible production systems with the right level of IT and automation. Automation gives faster, safer production processes which are more efficient, flexible, reliable, sustainable and cost-effective.

In our company we are aware of today’s economic pressures that have greatly affected performance and growth in industries utilizing process automation. Uncertainties regarding the recession, fluctuating prices, globalization and political forces are limiting manufacturers’ ability to invest in new plants and process automation technologies. Limited investment capital means that we can only undertake the process automation projects with the shortest potential payback periods.

A plant’s process automation technologies, control systems and supporting data and infrastructure offer the greatest potential leverage for improving productivity and profits. And only when properly designed and engineered, process automation solutions provide the opportunity to increase production rates, improve yields and reduce energy consumption.

Factory owners want their equipment to deliver the highest output with as little production cost as possible. In the absence of process automation, plant operators have to physically monitor performance values and the quality of outputs to determine the best settings on which to run the production equipment. This generally results in operational inefficiency and unsafe operating conditions. As technology continues to become more sophisticated every day, companies are able this way to run leaner and more powerful operations and from manufacturing assembly lines to service industries, more and more professions are being replaced by machines and devices that eclipse the capabilities of humans.

The main advantages of the automation are as follows:

  • Increased throughput or productivity;
  • Improved quality or increased predictability of quality;
  • Improved robustness (consistency), of processes or product;
  • Increased consistency of output;
  • Reduced direct human labor costs and expenses.

Our Engineering Team
Our automation professionals are here to automate manufacturing factories and processes solve problems, improve production efficiencies. They have an in-depth understanding of production processes, market trends and practical implementation of technology in focusing in the following sectors: automotive, pharmaceutical, paper, food processing, water, electrical and energy power industry.

Our engineers developed highly tuned analytical and design skills and gain specialized knowledge in sensors, instruments, actuators, industrial networks, process control and automation. They take a multidisciplinary approach with subjects in chemical, mechanical, electrical, electronics and computer engineering and therefore use hardware and software to improve the efficiency of plants and labs in industries.  They have more than 20 years of tradition in designing control systems and assembly lines, develop and program robotics, or advise on safety policies and procedures for automated technologies.

Every project benefits from their deep experience in a variety of industries, platforms and technologies. The proven execution methodology guides the process to ensure that they implement solutions in a safe, cost-effective and timely manner, meeting or exceeding all project goals. We understand that improving efficiency involves more than implementing new technologies. Our automation engineering consultants can help you upgrade or use your existing systems and infrastructure to enhance your plant-centric processes and operations for stronger business performance. Working with our automation experts also means you can be sure of the project content, cost, delivery dates and end result.

Manufacturing Nowadays
Manufacturing will still need people, yet the tech power will trump everything else. Automated machines need people to design, program and service them. The continuing manufacturing drive is to make more with less—pack more information and knowledge into less matter using less energy while making more effective products.

Manufacturers are in demand of several capabilities from future automation systems: productivity, meaning improved efficiency and reduced manufacturing costs. A report from the McKinsey Global Institute, “Manufacturing the Future: The Next Era of Global Growth and Innovation,” presents a clear view of how manufacturing contributes to the global economy today and how it will probably evolve over the coming decade. The report states that manufacturing is entering a dynamic new phase and will continue to grow globally.

As a new global consumer class emerges in developing nations and innovations spark additional demand, global manufacturers will have substantial new opportunities as the innovative automation systems will be the core of future manufacturing growth.  And in the end, the right automation technology paired with the right workers will position companies for success and uphold their staying power in a competitive marketplace.