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Industrial automation: How real is it?

Rapidly developing technologies allow for the automation of an increasing number of jobs.

Even though, at the beginning of industrial automation, skeptics claimed that implemented changes will lead to massive job losses, automation will only be beneficial for large-scale manufactures or automations are completely inflexible, time has shown that this is not true.

Many stereotypes have been dispelled by the indisputable benefits of automation. And today, work without industrial automation is simply unimaginable.

What is industrial automation?

It is an automatic system that automates processes. They are usually seen as a way to automate mundane, repetitive tasks.

From performing the simplest tasks in the past, automation today encompasses increasingly complex processes and serves to perform tasks that we could not have even thought of.

For example, control room software is a revolution that helps to cope with all the challenging tasks that control room operators face.

The system, which is constantly being improved, is likely to become the basis for a fully automatic industrial control room in the future.

The main benefits of automation solutions:

Better efficiency

Obviously, using automated processes leads to better efficiency as it surpasses human capabilities and abilities.

Automatic systems can work 24/7 and at a pace that is much higher than humans. In addition, there are fewer errors in their work.

Thus, using automated systems can achieve significantly better results (perform more tasks in the same amount of time) than performing the same processes by humans.

It is important to note that this not only saves time, but also saves money that would otherwise be spent on salaries of staff teams, and so on.

Greater safety

Process automation also reduces the need for employee input. This means that a safer working environment is created for employees as the risk of getting injured at work is reduced.

Also, automation minimizes the risk of getting occupational diseases, which significantly increases as a result from a variety of physical, psychological, biological or chemical factors that are present in the work environment.

Thus, often the automation of processes allows to perform the necessary processes faster and more efficiently, and the employee acts only as a process manager.

Environmental footprints minimization

The more efficient the processes, the less time they take to achieve the desired result. And the less time it takes, the less energy it uses. This means that they are less harmful to the environment.

This is another extremely important factor, especially now that the world is trying to reduce air pollution and thus slow down climate change and its negative impact on human health.

Business sustainability

Automation helps to avoid human errors, which can be caused by many factors, even such as employee distraction or poor rest. By using automation solutions, companies ensure that all necessary actions will be performed in the most targeted manner.

Thus, in this way, it is ensured that the minimum amount of energy required to be expended will be ensured to achieve the desired results. And this significantly contributes to the sustainability and energy efficiency goals that almost every company has.

The more the processes are automated, the more modern technologies are used, the better the company’s sustainability indicators.

All in all, the above advantages leave no doubt that process automation is a useful thing without which the future is simply unimaginable: processes are carried out faster and more efficiently, pollution to the environment issignificantly lower, and risks to the health of employees are as low as ever before.

All this shows that in the future we can expect even more perfect automation solutions that will bring the industry to a more efficient level.

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