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Industry 4.0 Automation Revolution and Emerging Technologies: A Complete Guide

Introduction

The manufacturing industry has undergone a series of revolutionary changes from the first industrial revolution in the 18th century to the present era of Industry 4.0. From the introduction of steam engines in the first industrial revolution to the concept of mass production in the second to the inception of electronics and information technology in the third industrial revolution; the manufacturing industry has seen a paradigm shift at the functional level. In Industry 4.0 the focus has transferred to plant automation, interconnectivity, enhanced human-machine relationships, real-time data, cognitive computing, etc. These digital technologies are paving way for smart manufacturing allowing businesses to leverage data and resources to boost production efficiency, improve decision making, and drive exponential growth. Apart from technological advancements, Industry 4.0 is more about how strategically businesses are integrating these technologies into their existing setup to elevate their profit margins, foster production frequency, and upgrade product quality.

 

What is Industry 4.0 Automation?

 

Industry 4.0 automation is a comprehensive term with an emphasis on intelligent networking of machines, processes, and people within an industrial setup to optimize the production through digital technologies like cyber-physical systems, IIoT, cloud computing, robotic automation, etc. These technologies together create a manufacturing system that is equipped with sensors and actuators for remote monitoring, wireless connections for internal communication, robots for automating operations, IoT-enabled industrial systems for improved decision making, data and analytics for enhanced manufacturing efficiency, etc. By thoughtful integration of Industry 4.0 automation, businesses can stay prepared for any changes in demand, processes, or industrial environment contributing to scalability and flexibility of the manufacturing systems. It further opens opportunities for introducing new products by virtualization and helps in the competent management of supply-chains through real-time analytics.

The below comparison shows how Industry 4.0 technologies can impact operations and production efficiency with comparison to traditional practices.

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Industry 4.0: Technological Advancements

 

Industry 4.0 does not refer to a single technology. Instead, it is a fusion of several technologies integrated according to automation needs for advanced manufacturing units. It includes:
1. Cyber-Physical Systems: It aims at complete integration of physical processes and devices into a cyber network for the collection of data ensuring optimum security.
2. Autonomous Robots: These are self-reliant intelligent machines that can conclude operations without intervention from human operators.
3. IIoT – Industrial Internet of Things: It refers to the interconnectivity of data and machines for optimizing and automating manufacturing operations.
4. Cloud Computing: It is associated with the use of interconnected remote servers to store, manage, and process information.
5. Big Data and Analytics: The data collected by Cyber-Physical Systems and IIoT, needs to be analyzed and organized for improving decision making and increasing operational efficiency. Thus, Big Data and Analytics help manage and optimize the collected data.
Apart from this, cognitive computing, simulations, augmented reality, additive manufacturing, artificial intelligence, etc. also make up important parts of digital transformation technologies under Industry 4.0.

 

Real-World Application of Industry 4.0

 

To help understand how these technologies impact manufacturing ecosystems, below are some of the smart use cases in the real world.
1. Supply-Chain Management: The innovative solutions provided by Industry 4.0 technologies empower businesses with better data visibility, deeper insights, and improved analysis of entire supply chains. It helps eradicate extra costs, reduce lead times, efficiently manage logistics activities, keep a check on inventory levels, and control all the associated tasks. Therefore, optimizing the entire supply-chain process.
2. Asset-Tracking: It refers to identifying and tracking ongoing production processes, machines, human resources, raw materials, etc. By keeping a track of assets, Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) can be strengthened, tactful positioning of equipment and personnel can be done to increase operational efficiency, and ultimately the manufacturing cost of end-product can be reduced.
3. Augmented Reality: Augmented reality involves the use of extra sensory input, for visualizing into existent scenarios. It turns the manufacturing ecosystem into an interactive arena that is capable of quickly identifying problems at initial level and keeping the operations up and running. Augmented reality-enabled devices like- HoloLens’s can be used for employee training, mostly in case of hazard-prone industrial areas.
4. Cobots: We are already aware of autonomous robots used in manufacturing operations for automating industrial processes. However, various manual tasks need human involvement apart from mainstream operations. Cobots are referred to the robots that collaboratively perform manual operations, together with humans. The application of cobots can be found in activities such as quality assurance, material removal, maintenance tasks, etc.

 

Valuable Outcomes of Industry 4.0 Automation

 

1. Decentralization of Processes: With help of automated robots, PLCs, SCADA, and HMI systems, the dependency on human operators is reduced allowing machines to make automated decisions based on performance data for managing manufacturing operations.
2. Interoperability: It is associated with the communication ability of computer systems, robots, cyber-physical systems, sensors, and other devices to exchange and make effective use of information. It can help in managing inventory levels, supply chains, detecting errors in operations, etc.
3. Real-time Data Analytics: It includes the use of sensors, IoT devices, etc. that instantaneously feed data and algorithms for quick processing of errors in manufacturing processes, aiding in predictive maintenance, analyzing shop-floor operations, etc.
4. Digital Virtualization: It includes creating virtual simulation models of industrial processes for training, testing, optimizing, etc. without interrupting the plant operations. It’s also beneficial for analyzing the effectiveness of the operations when introducing innovations in the industrial processes.
5. Agility and Flexibility: It allows any production line operation to change instantly according to customer-specific requests without the need to reconfigure the entire assembly line. With help of pre-programmed modules fed into the system, introducing design variations and new models has become extremely easy and quick.

 

Challenges in Implementation of Industry 4.0 Automation and How to Overcome Them?

 

With enormous opportunities, Industry 4.0 automation brings in potential challenges that stop business owners from completely incorporating Industry 4.0 technology into their facilities. Some of those challenges are mentioned below:

1. Security: Identity theft, the threat of losing intellectual property, sensitive information about manufacturing processes or client information, etc. are some of the growing concerns among manufacturers. For this purpose, various cybersecurity measures can be adopted on a prior basis for mitigating the involved risks.
2. Availability of Resources and Required Manpower: Industry 4.0 solutions can be easily integrated into a facility’s existing setup while eliminating concerns about available resources. Although Industry 4.0 is a knowledge-intensive technology, with proper training and documentation, industry personnel can easily grasp new changes. Hence, it’s important to look for reliable and supportive service partners when implementing Industry 4.0 solutions.
3. High Costs: One important aspect of automation is that not every process needs to be altered. As all businesses are different and so does their requirements and goals. Hence identifying the processes required to optimize for Industry 4.0 is the key to making efficient use of it. If implemented with a strategic and concrete plan, the costs incurred in implementation can be recovered within a stipulated time. Calculating ROI on a timely basis, checking testability, etc. can save high costs involved in introducing Industry 4.0 into a facility.

 

Let’s Upgrade Your Industrial Process!

 

By now, you must have assessed the significance of choosing the right service provider for implementing Industry 4.0 solutions. ENWPS has a two-decade legacy of providing automation and robotics solutions in different industry verticals. From supply, implementation, training, and documentation, our expert team handles all the activities so that our customers can fully rely upon us.

Planning to upgrade your facility? Reach out to us at: rfq@enwps.com for quick assistance. We are looking forward to helping your facility embrace Industry 4.0 automation solutions!


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The Key Reasons to Invest in Industrial Automation Technology

Industrial Automation Technology is continuously evolving and bringing in new solutions to help businesses improve operational efficiency, adapt to changing requirements, gain financial advantages etc. Modern automation solutions are capable of performing all the tasks from planning, prototyping, production, assembling, to inspection, and associated operations. Industrial automation systems are no more considered a luxury, but it has become the way of doing business.

Below are highlighted some of the key reasons to invest in industrial automation that manufacturers need to consider.

 

Enhanced Productivity and Efficiency

 

Today, manufacturing has become far more sophisticated that achieving accuracy and precision without the interference of machines is not possible. Various manufacturing operations like turning, drilling, welding, graphic modelling, making geometrically complex parts, etc. involve the application of automated equipment. It ensures that all the product limits and fits are attained with exactness, resulting in faster, consistent, and quality products.

 

The Cost Benefits of Automating

 

Every industry regardless of size aspires to reduce production costs to increase profit margins. Apart from looking for cheaper raw materials, automating the manufacturing process can be an intelligent approach to reduce manufacturing costs. With the use of PLCs, robots, automated production lines, etc. manufacturers can enable swift production, reduce transfer time between machines, save labor costs, etc. In addition, automation systems are designed to detect errors at a very early stage hence saving the expense of wasted raw materials, and sudden machine breakdown. Apart from this, the costs involved in the overall management and monitoring of the manufacturing process can also be reduced using automation systems.

 

Reduced Manufacturing Lead time

 

The shorter the lead times, the more efficient the manufacturing process becomes, resulting in reduced production costs. Lead times are vital to manufacturing processes and can’t be underlooked. Automation technology like IIoT empowers manufacturers to make smart decisions for strategic production planning and ultimately reducing lead times. Other automation technologies like- ERP solutions and additive manufacturing are helping manufacturers to efficiently manage supply chains and keep a check on inventory levels.

 

Quality Control

 

Automated operations are carried out with greater conformity and uniformity preventing defects. Automation systems are pre-programmed to perform specified tasks, moreover, various sensors and actuators are deployed to obtain real-time process information to keep an eye on each step. Leading to better product quality. Additionally, machines can work tirelessly with precision, unlike human beings as a result product quality is never compromised.

 

Increased Industrial Safety

 

One of the most important aspects of investing in automation systems is increased industrial safety. Automation systems allow operators to manage processes away from production lines, reducing the risks of accidents. Automated equipment and devices are designed to work in harsh environments that go beyond human capabilities.

 

Accuracy and Repeatability of the Automation Systems over Humans

 

Integrating automation system into manufacturing plants not only result in a consistent production rate but also consistent quality. Moreover, automation systems free up employees from repetitive tasks, eliminating the factor of monotonicity simultaneously ensuring product accuracy. It also allows employees to focus on creative tasks like planning or business development strategies. Automation systems and humans together make for a favorable working environment capable of delivering promising outcomes.

 

Prevents Downtime with Predictive Maintenance

 

Predictive maintenance uses data from previous breakdowns to create a model that predicts failures before they occur. This intelligent model prevents unexpected machine downtime, increases the lifespan of the machine, and cuts the expenses of machine failures. Through predictive maintenance, operators can schedule maintenance conveniently and gradually maximize machine uptime.

 

Understanding the Future Potential of Industrial Automation

 

Automation has equipped industries with innovative, reliable, and agile solutions resulting in a new surge of growth. Today PLCs and robots have become the staple of industries to perform, manage and monitor manufacturing operations. Automation tools are simplifying tasks, boosting productivity, providing flexibility to introduce variations, increasing scalability, and much more. Moreover, with the advent of cloud computing, cyber-physical systems, augmented and virtual reality, and other digital technologies, businesses are shifting to intelligent and smart manufacturing. This shift translates to increased profits, new opportunities, powerful economies, and a new age of manufacturing. It will continue to evolve and expand bringing in new solutions and perspectives to the industry.

 

Industrial Automation Technology Solutions By ENWPS

 

ENWPS provides customized automation solutions enabling facilities to optimize their resources to the fullest for accumulating all the advantages that automation technology offers. From conceptualizing, designing, implementing, and everything in between, our teams of professionally qualified engineers take care of all the automation needs of businesses. To avail our services, connect with us at: rfq@enwps.com, +91 2066420320, and our team shall be happy to help you!


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Industrial Automation is transforming manufacturing units in innumerable ways. It provides a conducive environment for machines and humans to work together in harmony for generating desired outcome. From improved operational efficiency, enhanced product quality, to trouble-free management of production processes, industrial automation has remarkably benefitted the manufacturing industry.

 

Automation in Manufacturing Industry

 

Automation in manufacturing refers to the use of modern technologies such as robots, computer software, PLCs, HMI systems, SCADA, etc. to manage equipment and processes within a factory. A logic controller is employed to manage the sequence of production, provide instructions, and handle the overall processes. Manufacturing operations such as production, material movements, administration of shop floor, assembly of products, packaging, etc. can be automated. It reduces human intervention and results in increased output, productivity, and accuracy.

 

How is Automation Transforming Manufacturing Operations?

 

With the advent of automation tools and technology, manufacturing industries have seen revolutionary changes. Plant equipment and system automation has minimized the need for manual operations and maximized performance. Further, it has improved the utilization of existing resources and enabled the ability to integrate innovative solutions for increasing manufacturing efficiency. Many industries have recognized and taken advantage of the potential benefits that industrial automation offers. All the processes right from planning, to execution, to delivery, each step can now be automated easily.

 

Let’s have a look at some prominent applications of automation in manufacturing operations and how businesses can leverage them to their advantage-

 

Automated Production Line:

 

An automated production line comprises a series of workstations linked by a conveyor system and an electrical control system. Each station executes a specific operation, and the product moves along the entire production line in a defined sequence.

 

How automated production line benefit manufacturers?

 

Automated Production Lines directly translate to less human intervention; hence the following benefits can be derived from it.

  1. Increased accuracy and quality of products.
  2. Increased efficiency of overall production unit.
  3. Swift and consistent production flow.
  4. Reduced production cycle time.
  5. Increased focus on system enhancement, planning, and supervision while machines do the job!

 

Various factories have leveraged the benefits of automated production lines and have achieved generated highest ROI. For instance: The production of a car in the automotive industry involves more than a hundred interconnected workstations where several parts are welded together, painted, assembled, checked for quality, and finally transform into a finished product. By deploying end-to-end automated lines dependency on human capabilities reduce, and factories can run 24×7 without interference of operators or shop-floor managers.

 

Use of Industrial Robots:

 

A wide array of applications ranging from pick and place, material handling, painting, mechanical cutting, plasma and gluing, assembly, inspection, machine tending, etc. can be performed using industrial robots. Almost any manufacturing operation can be performed with help of robots within a few minutes which might consume loads of time when performed manually.

 

How does the use of industrial robots benefit manufacturers?

 

Process automation with the use of industrial robots can ensure that production goals are met with minimum wasted efforts or expenses. Following are some of the most rewarding benefits of employing industrial robots-

  1. Robots help decrease cycle-time and cost-per-piece with enhanced operational efficiency.
  2. Robots can perform repetitive tasks persistently while maintaining precision levels of the products.
  3. Robots are designed to be hard-wearing and can operate in hazardous environments. Leading to improved safety of working professionals.
  4. Better floor space utilization can be achieved using robots.
  5. Increased production output.

 

Industrial robots have proved extremely advantageous for industries as they outperform human capabilities in terms of working efficiency. Humans have certain limitations and cannot work for longer hours, on the contrary robots can work non-stop for days or weeks. For instance: Robotic arc welding is one of the crucial processes for manufacturing ecosystems. The use of Robotic arc welders can improve the safety of workers by preventing inhalation of hazardous fumes and arc burns that might occur during the process. Moreover, it can perform high-quality welds in a limited cycle-time with exactness and closeness.

 

Predictive Maintenance:

 

Industrial systems and devices can develop failures at any point of time, and in turn, it may impact the production schedules. But, with industrial automation, manufacturers can now predict such failures in advance and prevent such occurrences that lead to downtime. Predictive maintenance uses real-time conditioning monitoring and analysis, to predict when and which equipment needs maintenance. It is more targeted and addresses a definite issue, unlike preventative maintenance that happens on scheduled cycles or after equipment breakdown.

 

How predictive maintenance can benefit manufacturers?

 

  1. Reduced cost of replacement since the issue is detected beforehand and necessary steps are taken before the damage occurs.
  2. Reduced machine-downtime.
  3. Enhanced equipment lifespan and efficiency.
  4. Improved production planning and scheduling, as operators are already aware of the maintenance hours.

 

Considering the above benefits, predictive maintenance will aid in operational efficiency and help save costs involved in maintenance.

 

Mobile Control of Automation Processes:

 

The use of Wi-Fi-connected tablets, smartphones, and mobile devices has enabled the ease of managing operations with no restrictions of presence. Integration of such devices supports shop floor managers and operators to remotely detect errors, control, and monitor production processes.

 

How mobile control of automation processes can benefit manufacturers?

 

  1. Enhanced supervision and monitoring of the overall process.
  2. Reduced labor costs as less manpower will be required to handle the process.
  3. Round-the-clock production with no need for the operator to be physically present.
  4. Easy access to information anytime and anywhere.

 

The importance of controlling automation processes remotely can be understood from the recent scenario of the pandemic. While the movement of people to the workplace was restricted and many industries were running at minimum efficiency, the use of remote access and monitoring of the production process has turned out to be convenient and extremely useful. It can empower industries to run at maximum efficiency even in the toughest times and under most challenging circumstances.

 

Challenges in Adoption of Automation

 

While automation has gained enormous traction, challenges in adoption persist for many industries. The biggest challenges that limit industries to fully embrace industrial automation include, resistance to process transformation, lack of expertise for strategic implementation and planning, training of shop floor operators, and inability to align goals with automation needs. Industries lack expert support who can understand the nature of their manufacturing processes and provide innovative automation solutions aligned to their requirements.

 

Solutions Provided by ENWPS

 

ENWPS is a group of highly skilled professionals who specialize in supply, installation, supervision, commissioning, and training services for industrial automation. We provide innovative automation solutions and strategies for process design and development, integration of automation systems, improvisation, and enhancement of existing processes, etc. to help industries stay competent in the global environment. For availing reliable and quality automation solutions, contact us at: rfq@enwps.com. And one of our team members will connect with you shortly!


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Top 6 Industrial Automation Tools that Businesses Should Know About!

Industrial automation tools are highly configured technical equipment that can control and supervise the entire industrial process. These tools are the building blocks of the industrial automation system as they manage all interconnected devices and systems in the industry. Every industrial automation system is unique and needs a peculiar set of automation tools to integrate with the facility’s infrastructure and production process. These tools make mechanical and repetitive processes extremely easy. And enables the operation of each process with precision and accuracy.

Some key industrial automation tools are listed below, to help understand how industrial automation systems work.

PLC- Programmable Logic Controller

A Programmable Logic Controller works as the digital industrial computer control system that carries out various electro-mechanical processes in an automation environment. PLC continuously monitors data from input devices, processes the information, and concludes manufacturing operations based on it through a pre-programmed set of instructions. It is designed to withstand the harsh working environment and is capable of internal diagnostics.

The scope of industrial applications that can be achieved with PLC is vast. It can even work efficiently as a standalone unit in the industry. From welding, transporting, material handling, painting, purging, packaging and labeling, liquid filling systems, to any manufacturing operation. All the industrial processes can be automated and conducted efficiently with PLCs.

 

SCADA- Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition

SCADA systems are responsible for controlling, acquiring, and managing real-time data through direct interaction with HMI, sensors, PLCs, and other interconnected devices. SCADA systems continuously record data and events in a log file. This data helps diagnose and fix any issues in the process, mitigates risks of machine downtime, and later the data can be analyzed and optimized for increasing manufacturing efficiency. SCADA systems serve as the backbone of industrial automation and can be utilized in various industries like steel, food, and beverage, manufacturing, power, recycling, etc.

 

HMI- Human Machine Interface

HMI in industrial automation process plays a vital role in overall management of operations. As the name suggests, HMI or Human-Machine interface is a software application that allows human operators, processes, and machines to interact and work collaboratively in an automation surrounding. HMI converts complex data into a systematic format for strategically controlling the production process.

 

ANN- Artificial Neural Network

ANN works similarly to the human brain within an industry. It analyzes sophisticated data and factors affecting the manufacturing processes to enable better decision-making.

 

DCS- Distributed Control System

A distributed control system is a central monitoring network that interconnects different systems and devices within the industrial automation system. These systems are installed when advanced process control is required, and the facility is spread in a wide geographical area with thousands of input-output stations. Complex production processes such as oil refining, chemical processing, water treatment, pharmaceuticals manufacturing, etc. can be handled with DCS.

 

Robotics

The role of robotics in industrial automation involves a wide array of operations on the production line across various industrial sectors. Arc welding, painting, plasma and gluing, hammering, material handling, palletizing, laser cutting, etc. from simple to critical operations, automation of all the processes is possible. The ability to complete repetitive tasks with accuracy and maintain the highest quality standards is what makes robots viable for industries. Robots are designed to work in hazardous and most challenging environments that go beyond human capabilities. Employing robotics solutions can increase production efficiency drastically.

 

Optimize your Facility with ENWPS

A custom combination of these automation tools allows automating the industrial process that matches specific requirements. Machines, systems, devices, all work in synchronization to manage the processes and detect errors before it hampers the entire industrial process. Moreover, industrial automation yields safety, reliability, scalability, profitability, provides liberty to operate 24×7 and makes it possible to harness the resources and infrastructure to the fullest. Many enterprises are already leveraging the power of automation, and its high time that your business incorporates it too. At ENWPS we help industries upgrade and achieve their objectives successfully.

ENWPS is a turnkey industrial automation solutions company. Our service areas include-

  1. Professional design and engineering services to fulfill the automation needs of a shop floor or assembly lines
  2. Supply, Installation, and Commissioning
  3. PLC, HMI, and SCADA Programming
  4. Robot Programming
  5. Data Analytics
  6. IoT Implementation
  7. Allied Services

With over two decades of expertise in the field, we have successfully provided reliable and hassle-free services for our prestigious customers.

Prepare your Company for Future

Gone was the time when these automation tools were considered a novelty and not everybody could access them. But with changing times, automation has become the standard practice in heavy, medium, as well as small industries. Connect with us at: rfq@enwps.com, +91 2066420320, and we shall be happy to assist you with automating your industrial processes.


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A Comprehensive Guide to Industrial Automation for Modern Factory

With the emergence of modern industrial automation technologies, the way industries used to operate has drastically transformed over recent years. Whether it’s a small unit or a large enterprise, industrial automation has become more of a necessity than choice, and its scope is only increasing. According to Statista, the industrial automation market is projected to grow at a CAGR of around 8% from 183 billion dollars in 2020 to approximately 300 billion dollars in 2026. Apart from this, the disruption in operations due to Covid-19 led industries to rethink use of automation systems for enhancing the scalability and flexibility of operations. Industries looked up to automation and robotics solutions for achieving greater resilience to unprecedented circumstances and maintaining production efficiency.

To help businesses understand, evaluate, and implement industrial automation systems for transforming their facility into smart manufacturing units, we have compiled everything that businesses need to know!

 

What is Industrial Automation

Industrial automation comprises control systems and smart devices like computers, robots, etc., along with information technologies and computer software to automate industrial processes, eliminating the need for human intervention. For automating the industrial processes, a wide range of industrial communication, control, and networking devices are used, like PLCs, PACs, SCADA, DCS, Supervisory Control PCs, HMI devices, etc. Automating industrial processes helps achieve operational accuracy, financial benefits, enhance production capabilities, eliminate labor costs, etc.

 

Hierarchy of Industrial Automation Systems

The industrial automation systems are complex and include a plethora of high-tech devices that work in synchronization to achieve the desired result. Hence, for successful implementation of industrial automation in a business model, it’s inevitable to understand the hierarchical structure. For the convenience of understanding, the structure is presented in four levels consisting of devices, systems, and software used at each level.

 

Hierarchy of Industrial Automation System

Fig. Hierarchy of Industrial Automation System (Source)

  1. Field level: This is the bottom level from where all the required data for further manufacturing processes are transferred to the control level by use of sensors and actuators. Sensors transform real-time parameters like flow, pressure, temperature, etc. into electrical signals for controllers to interpret and carry out the further process. Similarly, actuators convert electrical signals to form mechanical movements for the processes.
  2. Control level: This is the automation execution level where process parameters received from sensors are acquired by automation devices like PLCs and CNC machines. The obtained information is then directed to actuators for programming specific operations.
  3. Supervisor and monitoring level: At this level, supervisory and monitoring devices like HMI, DCS, and SCADA controls the overall automation process. From setting machine start to shutdown time, specifying product targets, historical archiving, controlling product parameters etc. is facilitated at this level.
  4. Managerial or information level: This is the topmost level which deals with the entire automation system. It includes fewer technical aspects and focuses more on commercial requirements like production planning, market analysis, order tracking, sales, etc. Various communication networks like ethernet, field buses, serial communication systems, etc. are installed for the transfer and exchange of data throughout the hierarchical structure. Gathering data and deriving valuable insights from it is the most crucial step for the management of enterprise and making informed decisions.

 

Types of Industrial Automation

Industrial automation systems do not follow a one-size-fits-all approach, they defer according to the requirements of manufacturing processes. Therefore, it’s important to know various types of automation systems, to identify the most suitable type for your enterprise. On basis of integration level, and operational flexibility, following are the four main types of industrial automation.

  1. Fixed (hard) automation
  2. Programmable automation
  3. Flexible (soft) automation
  4. Integrated automation

For instance, an automotive industry will require flexible automation that can be easily integrated with infrastructure whenever introducing new models. Similarly, each type will cater to the diverse and unique requirements of various industrial units.

 

Industrial Automation Tools

For efficient management and control of industrial processes, an extensive range of automation tools is incorporated into the system. Industrial automation tools combine process, people, and technology to obtain desired results. Following are some of the key industrial automation tools used,

  1. Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)
  2. Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)
  3. Human Machine Interface (HMI)
  4. Artificial Neural Network (ANN)
  5. Distributed Control System (DCS)
  6. Robotics

 

Industrial Applications

Manufacturing, automobile, steel, shipbuilding, pharma, oil and gas, paper mills, packaging, etc. various industries can be benefitted from automation systems. With help of automation tools and employing reliable strategies various industrial processes like, packaging, material handling, welding, painting, metal fabrication, quality control, and inspection, inventory management, production planning, etc. can be automated.

 

Benefits of Industrial Automation

The advantages of industrial automation are not only restricted to businesses but also benefit customers, employees, and everyone involved with the business. From improved safety, reliability, better productivity, enhanced quality, lower operational costs, to reduction in machine downtime, etc. industrial automation has plenty of benefits.

 

  1. Higher return on investment:

If implemented strategically automation systems can remarkably increase the profitability of businesses. Once past the initial implementation stage, automation provides innumerable benefits in terms of costs, ease of operation, etc. But it can only be achieved if the automation system installed is in sync with your process requirements. We at ENWPS, strategically design and implement automation strategies catering to diverse requirements of various industrial sectors. Check out our website for more information.

  1. Elimination of error:

Since the entire process is automated, there are minimum possibilities for error as automation systems can detect errors at an initial level of production. Automated systems are also capable of self-diagnostics and quality control checks.

 

Be Future-Ready with our End-to-End Industrial Automation Solutions

Industrial automation has become an invaluable asset for companies around the world. With ever-growing significance and its potential to cater to custom consumer demands, the scope of automation is only going to fuel over time. It would be wise for businesses to rethink, renovate, and plan industrial automation implementation strategies for their facilities to stay relevant and competitive in the market.

 

ENWPS is an industrial automation solutions company located in Pune, Maharashtra (India). Our team designs, tests, validates, plans, implements, and takes care of all the operations involved for the successful installation of automation systems. Our team directly coordinates with industry personnel and provides necessary industrial automation training alongside installation and commissioning. For more information, contact us at: rfq@enwps.com. We look forward to helping your business achieve its organizational goals.


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