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What are the advantages of automated production?


Time:

2023-06-21

Industrial automation increases productivity by generating greater output for a given labour input. Human workers cannot work for long hours without loss of accuracy. On the other hand, automated control systems are able to work for long hours without compromising on accuracy. Thus increasing productivity and efficiency per hour of labour input.

Advantages of automated production

1. Increased labour productivity

Industrial automation increases productivity by generating greater output for a given labour input. Human workers cannot work for long hours without loss of accuracy. On the other hand, automated control systems are able to work for long hours without compromising on accuracy. Thus increasing productivity and efficiency per hour of labour input.

2.Improved Product Quality

One of the major benefits of automation is the reduction in the rate of partial defects. Due to the manual nature of the manufacturing process, the quality specifications of the product may be compromised. But automated systems perform operations more in line with quality specifications. By using automated systems, industrial processes can be controlled and monitored at all stages to produce high quality end products.

3.Reduction in labour or production cost

In the long run, automation systems help the industry to save a lot of money by replacing labour with automated machines, thus reducing the unit cost of production. The smooth or even running of automated equipment 24×7 not only increases productivity but also generates an excellent return on investment by saving on wages, labour costs, pensions and employee costs. Automation systems also reduce labour shortages by replacing labour with automated operations.

4. Reduce routine manual tasks

In many industrial applications, process variables such as temperature, level, pressure, etc. will be regularly monitored as a routine task to maintain their set levels. Therefore, automation systems create automatic working conditions by using closed-loop control systems.

5.Improvement of Safety

By implementing automated systems, work is made safer by moving workers from active participation positions in the process to supervisory roles. Automated machines are able to work in hazardous environments and other extreme environments. In addition, these systems use industrial robots instead of human workers, especially in life-threatening conditions (chemical and high temperature conditions). As a result, industrial automation systems prevent accidents and injuries to workers.

6. Assist in remote monitoring

Most industrial operations must be controlled remotely to facilitate and monitor process variables remotely. For such cases, automation systems provide a communication link between the process area and the supervisory (monitoring and control) area, thus allowing the operator to control and monitor the industrial process from a remote location. The best example of this remote control is automated power grid control.