Manufacturing System Automation
How do automated manufacturing systems provide business value?
● Safer for Employees
Not only do automated industrial systems increase production capacity, but the quality of that production is improved, along with greater safety for the employees operating the equipment. These systems can also be configured to provide more accurate data to optimize weak points and greatly decrease product defects due to human error.
What are the benefits of MIcrogrids?
Provides power quality, reliability, and security for end users and operators of the grid
Enhances the integration of distributed and renewable energy sources
Cost competitive and efficient
Enables smart grid technology integration
Locally controlled power quality
Minimize carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions by maximizing clean local energy generation
Increased customer (end-user) participation
What are the latest trends in manufacturing technology?
New manufacturing technologies are continually emerging. Some of the biggest trends in recent years include:
What is the biggest challenge face Manufacturing System Automation?
● Cost of Initial Investment
There’s only one real downside to implementing automated manufacturing systems, which is the initial cost. This includes the costs of machinery and implementing automated programming as well as training of employees to manage these new systems. However, ROI on this investment generally pays for itself within a few years.