Industrial Automation With Reference to Power Generation & Refinery Industries

The adoption of industrial automation and plant automation has grown rapidly in various industries, from oil sands to pharmaceuticals, due to the numerous benefits it offers. Apart from productivity gains, industrial automation and control also improves safety, quality, and cost. Let’s discuss some of these benefits. We start with the advantages of industrial automation and […]

Four Ways Plant Automation Helps in Environmental Remediation

Plant Automation remediation has several benefits. First, it reduces human error and costs, as well as accelerates recovery actions. Second, it reduces greenhouse gas emissions. Third, it can be implemented slowly without disruption. As an added bonus, automated remediation is often a low-cost alternative to hiring a large team. In addition to these benefits, automated […]

Advantages of a Material Handling System in Industrial Automation

The advantages of a material handling system are numerous. Not only do automated material handling systems save time, but they also improve labour management during the manufacturing process. Traditionally, manual workers needed to move material from storage to the production site are able to focus on high-value tasks, such as assembling machines or completing assembly […]

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The Benefits of Automated Packaging

In an automation world, automated packaging is the process of putting together products without the assistance of a human. The benefits of plant automation are numerous. Repetitive strain injury is significantly reduced, production speed is increased, costs are lower, and traceability is improved. In this article, we’ll discuss some of the benefits of plant automation […]

Control Panel Design, Build, and Testing

Control panel design is the process of selecting and configuring control components. Relays and timers are two common components, and they simply turn something on or off depending on an input signal. However, more complex control applications may require a programmable logic controller (PLC). This is a microprocessor specially designed for use in industrial settings. […]

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The Key to Pharmaceutical Automation Success

The success of pharmaceutical automation relies on adherence to the strictest regulations, such as the cGMP, or the Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP). These requirements include a number of other factors, including the adherence to the governing body of the FDA. For example, 21 CFR Part 11 compliance requires companies to submit validation documents to […]

Industrial Automation in Food and Beverage Industry

While manufacturing processes have long been automated, the food and beverage industry has struggled to extend operational information beyond the traditional silos. In order to truly benefit from industrial automation, manufacturers must allow supply chain partners and customers to peer into their business. Incremental advancements in production automation will provide decision makers with more data […]