Industrial automation of components at a glance

Industrial automation is playing an increasingly important role, especially in times when efficiency and precision are crucial to a company's success. Read here what is behind this term.

What is industrial automation?

Industrial automation is often referred to synonymously as automation, although there are differences in the processes involved. Generally speaking, it refers to the use of various technologies. It is used to automate and thus optimise production processes in production facilities to varying degrees. This includes the use of special machines, robots and computer-controlled, networked systems to take over repetitive tasks and relieve the burden on human labour. Among other things, mechanical and electronic components and software are used. It is also important in the field of pneumatics, in customised and individual assembly production or in valves and pressure gauges.

Why is industrial automation helpful?

Market requirements are constantly changing. Competition is growing. The pressure on manufacturing companies is high and sophisticated production processes are more in demand than ever. Automation is an important factor as part of the production process. It enables precise production within a short space of time. This in turn increases competitiveness and reduces costs. Automated processes are also advantageous in many cases when it comes to occupational safety. However, automation means that companies give up a certain amount of their flexibility in production.

More flexibility through automation of components

In order to stay up to date on the market, manufacturers must be able to react flexibly to changing market requirements. Does this mean that industrial automation is not ideal for companies to implement after all? It simply means that automation should be adaptable to new requirements in the long term. In many cases, the automation of individual processes and components can already represent an optimal solution for companies and thus provide more flexibility in production.

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